Introduction: How to Make Music Using a Wine Glass

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I learned how to make music using a glass (not crystal but crystal is preferred) and I want to teach you how to,

Step 1: Materials

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First you will need a glass, water, and a finger(please don't cut you finger off to use it).

Step 2: How to Do It

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First fill the glass with water (the more water the lower the pitch) don't use the tip of you finger use the middle of it(not the literal middle the middle of the top section of your finger). Get water on your finger until you can make a sound when you rub it on the glass then make some noise. Note: don't push really hard on the glass but don't just skim the glass. Use a firm press but don't push so hard that the glass tips

You can do custom music using multiple glasses with different amounts of water in it and you can have fun with it

Please fell free to comment and don't be harsh.

Step 3: This Step Is for Those Who Are Having Trouble

if you are having trouble during step 2 then read the following!

I can't help you unless you comment saying your problem. So if you are having trouble with something comment or give me a private message and i will post how to solve that problem in 1-2 days. If it isn't posted in 1-2 days give me a reminder and i will tell you if I can't solve it for you or i will post it that day

So for now I need questions on how to do something and then I can post it here for all to see!

Step 4: Update

I was reviewing this ,and yes, it is very brief on everything. Some tips are to hold the glass underneath the containment part but don't hold the base of the glass. Apply enough pressure so that when you move it you can see the water ripple. The faster you go the better the sound will be.


carmledes (author)2014-02-16

I'm glad you posted these instructions because I was trying to do this activity with my son and it didn't work the way I did it. Once again thanks for the instructions.

happyjo (author)2011-03-31

One of the best things to do while waiting for food in a restaurant! :D

popcorn4lunch (author)2011-02-21

i love doing this!!! it is addictiv :)

ya when my mom has wine i do this but then everyone is like "stop it is soooo anoying" and im like nooooooooo

cooldude01 (author)2009-10-06

i did this for a solo during one of our school concerts

hungyhipo 2 (author)cooldude012009-10-06


xilefakamot (author)2009-07-02

An interesting effect is if you do this while sucking out the water through a straw. It makes a good sound :)

hungyhipo 2 (author)xilefakamot2009-07-02

haha !!! unfortiuatly I'm not multitalented

xilefakamot (author)hungyhipo 22009-08-20

You have to move your finger back and forwards to avoid the straw

mrmoneybagss (author)2009-07-26

a few more pictures and and maybe a video would make this instructable a bit better.

lemonie (author)2009-07-01

Add a bit more on how you do this, the pressure you put on the glass is critical. You do have to "feel" this to some extent, and it's not easy to explain. L

E-R-IC (author)lemonie2009-07-07

to win, try adding more details, but cool i'ble

hungyhipo 2 (author)2009-07-02

o thanks i really need more comments because i really want to win the art of sound contest or the pocket sized contest and i really enjoy your support

Jake Morton (author)2009-07-02

noooooooooo im not gong to leave a comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohhhh woops :@

veilx (author)2009-07-02

Sounds interesting, I'm sure to Try it out, thanks!

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