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Music From Your Junk Drawer

No Starch Press

If you want to make music but are not much of a player, maybe you could focus on building your own instruments. 

Some truly clever devices for creating music--or at least noise--can be made out of stuff you find around the house. 

The book Junkyard Jam Band shows how, including tips on how to turn toys from Slinkys to talking dolls into sound creators. 

Author David Erik Nelson joins us with details.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.