How to Make Music with Rocks

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

Making music with rocks is a great way to get in touch with your inner musician. By following a few simple steps, you can create beautiful music with nothing but rocks and your own two hands.


Learning how to make music with rocks is a great way to add a unique sound to your music. Rocks can be used to create a variety of sounds, from percussion to melody. With a little creativity, you can use rocks to create any kind of music you want.

There are a few things you’ll need to get started:
-A selection of rocks of different sizes
-A hammer
-A surface to strike the rocks on, such as a tree stump or log
-An optional: piece of cloth or towel

Once you have your supplies, you’re ready to start making music with rocks!

What You Need

In order to make music with rocks, you will need:
-A selection of rocks of different sizes
-A mallet or hammer
-A table or other hard surface

The Process

Rocks can be used to create music in a variety of ways. The most common method is to strike two rocks together, but rocks can also be rubbed together, hit with other objects, or floors can be stomped on. The type of rock will also produce different sounds. For example, softer rocks like sandstone will create a softer sound while harder rocks like granite will create a louder sound.

When two rocks are struck together, the contact between the two surfaces produces a vibration that travels through the rock and is then released into the air as sound waves. The pitch of the sound produced depends on how hard the two surfaces are striking each other, how big the rocks are, and what type of material the rocks are made of. For example, striking two small pebbles together will produce a higher-pitched sound than striking two large boulders together.

Rocks can also be rubbed together to create music. This is done by holding one rock in each hand and then rubbing them back and forth against each other. The speed at which the rocks are rubbed together will determine the pitch of the resulting sound. Faster rubbing will create a higher-pitched sound while slower rubbing will create a lower-pitched sound.

Hitting one rock with another object, like a stick or another rock, can also be used to create music. Again, the speed at which the object strikes the rock will determine the pitch of the resulting sound. Hitting a rock with a stick that is moving quickly will produce a high-pitched sound while hitting it with a stick that is moving slowly will produce a low-pitched sound.

Finally, stomping on the ground can also be used to make music with rocks. This works in much the same way as hitting one rock with another object—the harder you stomp, the higher-pitched the resulting sound will be.


Here are some tips on how to make music with rocks.

-First, find a rock that you think sounds good. You can tap it with your finger or hit it with a stick to see what kind of sound it makes.
-Next, find another rock that has a similar sound. Try to find a rock that is the same size, shape, and hardness as the first rock.
-Then, strike the two rocks together. You can experiment with different ways of striking them to produce different sounds.
-You can also try hitting the rocks against other objects, such as metal poles or wooden planks, to create different sounds.
-Once you have found a way to make music with your rocks that you like, you can experiment with other rocks to see what kinds of sounds they make.

More Ideas

Yes, you can make music with rocks! Here are a few more ideas to get you started:

-Rocks can be used to create percussion instruments. For example, you can use two rocks to create a simple set of bongos.
-Rocks can also be used as shakers. Simply fill a container with rocks, seal it tight, and shake it to create a fun and unique sound.
-You can also use rocks to create wind chimes. Simply tie rocks of different sizes to string or wire, and then hang them up in a place where they will be struck by the wind.

The Results

The results of the study showed that music had a positive effect on the plants, with the rock music resulting in the most growth. The classical music had no significant effect on plant growth, but it did seem to have a positive effect on the morale of the researchers, as they were able to work in a more relaxed environment.


Congratulations! You now know how to make music with rocks. You can use any rocks that you have available, and you can experiment with different ways of striking them to create different sounds. You can also use different sizes and shapes of rocks to create different effects. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful music with rocks.

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