Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - instrument - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SMALL.jpg awesomecreations This is a basic guide for building a Thumb Piano, or Mbira. They have been made for centuries all over Africa (and a few other places) and vary a lot in shape, size and sound. They belong to a group of instruments called "Lamellophones" which are percussion instruments, although the sound an Mbira m...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Sublax-Stuffed-Sub-Octave-Guitar-Pedal/
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SMALL.jpg troylikestomakestuff How to turn a stuffed animal into a guitar pedal... For what seems like forever I had a stuffed Snorlax sitting on a shelf somewhere. I always knew he was destined for greater things than just being a cuddly decorative friend. Materials 1 - Stuffed Animal 4 - Eyelets 2 - For Input & Output ja...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:57 PST
PVC Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Instrument-1/
PVC Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/JXTC/GUCF4R3I/F79JXTCGUCF4R3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/JXTC/GUCF4R3I/F79JXTCGUCF4R3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/JXTC/GUCF4R3I/F79JXTCGUCF4R3I.SMALL.jpg tallman1996 This is a great and fun to play instrument. I will give you simple instructions to follow so that you too can build your own unique instrument. On mine, there are 3 octaves, plus an extra C. If you plan everything right, it can be easy to build. Special thanks to Snubby J who first inspired me to bu...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:28:12 PDT
Make your own Banjo Ukulele. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Banjo-Ukulele/
Make your own Banjo Ukulele. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SMALL.jpg Phantomn I had wanted a Ukulele banjo for some time but being unable to find one for a reasonable price I decided to make one under a budget of 30 quid . (Which I nearly did! About 32 all in all Inc. P&P.) All of my parts were sourced from ebay apart from the drum which i already had and the neck which was m...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:28:17 PDT
Uke'n'paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukenpaddle/
Uke'n'paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown Is it  ukulele? Is it a paddle? Why Yes! It is both! A ukulele and a paddle all in one – what more canoe ask for? All the great inventions of the world are combination items – the car boat, the shopping bag raincoat, the Swiss army knife and my personal favourite – the peanut butter and honey sandw...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:09:08 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Mini-Cajon-Hand-Drum-with-Guitar-string/
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SMALL.jpg VortexSurfer This instructable describes the process to build a small cajon similar to commercially available ones. I will call it mini cajon, but the instructions can be easily applied to build a full size cajon. At the time of writing I could find 3 instructables on how to build full size cajones: http://www....
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:08:55 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wooden-Ocarina/
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:08:50 PDT
One Piece Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Piece-Ukulele/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:11:56 PDT
Aboriginal Instrument Spy Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Aboriginal-Instrument-Spy-Tool/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:57:40 PDT
10 easy steps to make your own cello! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-easy-steps-to-make-your-own-cello/
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:07:20 PDT
Homemade Pan Flute...with Straws! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pan-Flutewith-Straws/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 07:56:04 PDT
Carbon fiber guitar body - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-guitar-body-Made-at-Techshop/
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:18:27 PDT
Cardboard Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Electric-Guitar/
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:30:18 PDT
Designing and building an 'acoustic' synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-an-acoustic-synthesizer/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:12:10 PST
Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Yourself-to-Play-Harmonica/
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Sat, 7 Oct 2006 12:15:37 PDT
How to Make Bagpipes out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Bagpipes-out-of-a-Garbage-Bag-and-Reco/
How to Make Bagpipes out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SMALL.jpg wasabi32746 This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with. Basic construction of bagpipes At the most basic level, bagpipes have 4 parts:A bag to...
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Sun, 31 May 2009 17:16:53 PDT
The incredibly simple cardboard box electric diddley bow / cajon http://www.instructables.com/id/The-unfathomably-simple-one-string-electric-box-gu/
The incredibly simple cardboard box electric diddley bow / cajon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SMALL.jpg offtandiscord I had an idea in my head for a simple and cheap way to tune a string using stuff lying around the workshop.  For this you will need: - A Box (small, chunky and sturdy is best) - A wooden stick of some kind (could be a mop handle, dowel, again anything sturdy) All i happened to have was some bambo...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:21:50 PST
Saxophone Alchemy http://www.instructables.com/id/Saxophone-Alchemy/
Saxophone Alchemy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SMALL.jpg joechacon98 I have had an old Yamaha Saxophone for over thirteen years. It was bought a bit rough to begin with, and after years of use and abuse, it was time to give this reliable instrument some love. I have a munchkin who has been learning to play, so I figured this would make a wonderful gift. This instruc...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:36:33 PST
StyloBuzz - Synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/StyloBuzz-Synthesizer/
StyloBuzz - Synthesizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/OQ4I/GWKKMZI4/F14OQ4IGWKKMZI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/OQ4I/GWKKMZI4/F14OQ4IGWKKMZI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/OQ4I/GWKKMZI4/F14OQ4IGWKKMZI4.SMALL.jpg rarebeasts The StyloBuzz is a small super lofi stylus synth that allows you to play one octave of notes, you can also modify the waveform in 5 different ways using the mode control. It's really just an easy to build instrument that is lots of fun to play and can gives endless chip style sounds when you mess a...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:16:59 PST
Endless Rain Wheel (Sound Effect) http://www.instructables.com/id/Endless-Rain-Wheel/
Endless Rain Wheel (Sound Effect) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/CHR4/GFRWM8WH/FRACHR4GFRWM8WH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/CHR4/GFRWM8WH/FRACHR4GFRWM8WH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/CHR4/GFRWM8WH/FRACHR4GFRWM8WH.SMALL.jpg rhoddity So I was poking about the website looking for ways to make a rain stick (musical sound effect), when I stumbled across a rather good method sent in by Obediah , on making a continuous-sounding version of the instrument. After some quick brainstorming, I made my own prototype, a complicated mess of a...
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:05:50 PDT