Introduction: Mouth Organ

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How to make mouth organ from old markers

Step 1: What You Need

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minimum 8 markers

2 stick


Step 2: Cut Markers

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Step 3: Close

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Step 4: Cut Markers

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every next marker cut 7mm more

Step 5: Tie

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tie all markers together

Step 6: First Stick

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Step 7: Finish

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how this work, see video. Good Luck


fwjs28 (author)2008-11-16

ypu can also make 'em out of used tampons(the plastic kind)

leon0862 (author)fwjs282009-12-30

eww wtf wrong with you

leximarley (author)leon08622009-12-30

I doubt they meant used tampons lol...

fwjs28 (author)leximarley2009-12-30

XD, i thought there was a lot of commotion from what i meant to say, i meant to say the tube part without the tampon, not a used one..ahahaha, i was wondering why everyone was so freaked out 

supertoria12 (author)fwjs282012-07-27

The plastic part probably won't be a great thing to use though because that's the "applicator."

fwjs28 (author)leon08622009-12-30

wtf is so normal with you?

Soupraok (author)fwjs282008-11-20

gross, your sick as hell. why would you even say that.

vampireZOMBIE (author)Soupraok2009-11-06

i agree, we all could have gone without knowing that.

Juklop (author)Soupraok2008-12-04

Probably because it's related to this Instructable. Hah.

fwjs28 (author)Soupraok2008-11-21

not rlly, well, if there not used i dont see any problem with that.....

sakabato777 (author)2010-08-06

they are called pan pipes b.t.w.

Jodex (author)sakabato7772010-10-08

Or actually pan flute. But anyways the sound of that was much better than I'd except from those markers. Great!

naruto the ninja13 (author)2009-12-30

i just made one from old BIC pens

vampireZOMBIE (author)2009-11-06

what is the yellow and black thing?

Maureclaire (author)2009-03-18

What do you close up the marker with ? Doesn't look like you put the top back on, right ? awesome idea ! Want to make it for my grandson !

Capt. Fat (author)2009-02-03

..........what the............. This iis different.

waverider894 (author)2008-12-04

I used one and cut it little y little to get the right note, and use it to tune my guitar and sax

funkmachine316 (author)2008-08-13

Techinically a mouth organ is a harmonica. Just saying.

well, it's both, though you see this kind of instrument called pan pipes more often than a mouth organ.

irinazcona (author)2008-10-20

nice video!

Evan606 (author)2008-05-12

Its also called a pan flute which is wat its normally called

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-05-11

Very nice! I don't think the lengths are right though.

rimar2000 (author)2008-05-11

Very nice, but lack to sharpen it. 7 mm are not the same for all the tubes.

Patrik (author)2008-05-11

Heh - cute idea. And very colorful as well. :-)

Note that for a more correct tuning, you wouldn't just add a fixed length to each pipe. Instead, the pipes should follow a geometric (aka exponential) progression. Each octave has pipes that are *half* as long as the previous octave. So if you started with a 20cm long marker for the lowest note, the note that is exactly one octave above that lowest note would require a 10 cm long pipe. The octave above that would require a 5cm long pipe, etc...

By the way, this is strictly speaking not a mouth organ, but a pan flute, named after Pan, the Greek god of shepherds (and... other things ;-)

A mouth organ (other than being a term for a harmonica) is an asian reed instruments, with a central air cavity, connected to a bunch of pipes played with the fingers - wonderful sound! Here are some examples:

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