Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 3 May 2016 04:00:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 A Homemade Whistle in less than a Minute http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Homemade-Whistle-in-less-than-a-Minute/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:55:29 PDT
DIY No-Drill Braided Ukulele Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-No-Drill-Braided-Ukulele-Strap/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:42:43 PST
Home made 5 String Banjo, Low budget built from parts and some scrap. http://www.instructables.com/id/5-String-Banjo-Low-budget-home-built-from-parts-a/
Home made 5 String Banjo, Low budget built from parts and some scrap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/JYDU/GBZYUO9M/FTOJYDUGBZYUO9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/JYDU/GBZYUO9M/FTOJYDUGBZYUO9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/JYDU/GBZYUO9M/FTOJYDUGBZYUO9M.SMALL.jpg Dr Qui This project was to build my own 5 string banjo on as low a budget as possible, yet still making something that looks good and sounds nice. I have recently taken up the Ukulele after over 20 years of struggling to learn guitar and failing because I have short fingers and a couple of injuries that d...
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:01:01 PDT
Make A Homemade Trumpet/Bugle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Homemade-TrumpetBugle/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:06:11 PDT
How To Play The Piano On The Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-The-Piano-On-The-Computer/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:30:51 PDT
How to Fix, Repair or Make a 1/4" Inch Guitar Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-or-Make-a-14-Guitar-Cable/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:47:33 PDT
Straw Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Whistle/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:26:06 PDT
Removing a Stuck Mouthpiece from a Tuba (or other brass instrument) http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-a-Stuck-Mouthpiece-from-a-Tuba-or-other-/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:15:12 PDT
How to Clean a Trumpet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-a-Trumpet/
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:43:10 PDT
Conch Shell Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Conch-Shell-Horn/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:32:14 PDT
Paint an Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-an-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:55:53 PST
DIY Electronic Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Drums/
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Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:31:13 PST
Build an Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Acoustic-Guitar/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:02:43 PDT
Homemade well tuned pan flute http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-well-tuned-pan-flute/
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:34:25 PST
Guitar Pickups - Swapping or replacing humbuckers http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pickups-Swapping-humbuckers/
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Sat, 5 Feb 2011 17:55:12 PST
How to refinish a drum http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-refinish-a-drum/
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Sun, 25 May 2008 20:05:54 PDT
Build a Compact Propane Tank Tongue Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Compact-Propane-Tank-Tongue-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:46:22 PDT
How to Make a Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Violin/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:14:54 PST
Build Your Own Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Microphone/
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Mon, 26 Mar 2007 16:22:25 PDT
Beginners Guide To Playing Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-To-Playing-Piano-Intro/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:12:33 PST
Water Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Organ/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT
Headless Electric Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/Headless-Electric-Violin/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 02:12:42 PDT
DIY Steel Tongue Drum From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Steel-Tongue-Drum-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:50:19 PDT
The Hero Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hero-Guitar/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:27:23 PDT
Make a ukulele with a pocket knife. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ukulele-with-a-pocket-knife/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:52:52 PST
The Aquaharp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Aquaharp/
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:20:02 PDT
Learn the drumming basics! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-drums/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:16:00 PDT
Canjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Canjo/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:20:47 PST
Anachronistic Audio Effect Unit: Spring Reverb http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Effect-Unit-Spring-Reverb/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:38:10 PDT
How to Make a Dulcimer Without Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Dulcimer-Without-Power-Tools/
How to Make a Dulcimer Without Power Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/YLKG/HZIH7T9L/FL8YLKGHZIH7T9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/YLKG/HZIH7T9L/FL8YLKGHZIH7T9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/YLKG/HZIH7T9L/FL8YLKGHZIH7T9L.SMALL.jpg theskashow This handmade dulcimer is a tribute to mountain-dwelling bluegrass musicians everywhere. It also doesn’t require any power tools to build, which makes it a perfect project for anyone who is both bored and experiencing a power outage of indefinite duration. Relatively simple to make (for a stringed i...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:47 PDT
Re-build stringed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-build-stringed-instrument/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:58 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-saprano-ukulele/
pallet saprano ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SMALL.jpg rickysp8 PALLET CONTEST YEAH BABY!!!!!! My favorite thing to build out of. It's free, It's beautiful, It's ugly, fraught with nail holes, knots and cracks but in that sows ear there's a nice purse or a ukulele in this one. I work at a major hospital shipping pallets a...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
How to help your child make a Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-help-your-child-make-a-Violin/
How to help your child make a Violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/UL5J/HV72BRJK/F4MUL5JHV72BRJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/UL5J/HV72BRJK/F4MUL5JHV72BRJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/UL5J/HV72BRJK/F4MUL5JHV72BRJK.SMALL.jpg QDavid My daughter came home a few weeks ago with a science project to build a musical instrument. Lucky me, she chose to make a violin. Now for anyone with an array of woodworking tools, this is probably an easy task, but for my meager supply of hand tools this was going to be a challenge. Standing in th...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 17:10:48 PDT
Vinyl Record Pickguard for Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-PIckguard-for-Guitar/
Vinyl Record Pickguard for Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SMALL.jpg rghoff I recently bought a used white Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster. Great guitar, but I wanted to put a different pickguard on it. After doing some searches, I discovered that some people are turning their old vinyl records into pickguards! Cool idea - so I thought I would give it a try.This Instructa...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:56:10 PDT
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BOWL-CAJON-or-The-trials-tribulations-pitfalls/
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SMALL.jpg dimdiode This is the story of the ups and downs relating to turning the kernel of an idea, into a fully fledged musical instrument. It has been a path of numerous knock-backs and challenges, of great highs and some deep lows. It's not a finished journey either, it's just that I have reached a point where I b...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:48:26 PDT
Portable Snare Cajon Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Snare-Cajon-Drum/
Portable Snare Cajon Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/NDLD/HURHUYWA/FCONDLDHURHUYWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/NDLD/HURHUYWA/FCONDLDHURHUYWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/NDLD/HURHUYWA/FCONDLDHURHUYWA.SMALL.jpg WolfgangCanoGuitars aloha! Here again to supply you with another easy instructable. Cajons are drums made out of wood shaped like a box, they are played sitting on them and then drumming on the thin wood side. The Cajon is an incredibly fun instrument! the only downside is, Portability. they make bongo cajons, but many...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 19:49:12 PDT
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
How To Play Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-Violin/
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:09:21 PDT
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Littlebits-synth/
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SMALL.jpg tubfun My lovely wife bought me the littlebits synth kit for Christmas, and I spent several days annoying everyone with screechy sounds. After a while I wanted more control over it, to sync it with other things, or to play it from a proper keyboard. This instructable will show you how to do all those th...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:49:47 PST
The Pineapple Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pineapple-Ukulele/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
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
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/BUGGO-Arpeggio-Synth/
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SMALL.jpg rczarnik I have been working with Arduino for around a year.  I am very interested in synthesizers (both analog and digital) and various other musical instruments.  I had been fooling around with the code to Auduino--a basic “direct digital synthesis” grain synthesizer for some time.  I had a few half-finish...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:33:39 PDT
Making A Plywood Upright Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plywood-Upright-Bass/
Making A Plywood Upright Bass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SMALL.jpg buildingupbob Hi everyone! For this instructable I want to show you guys how to make a plywood upright bass. This was my biggest project for my senior year in high school and was the project that I took to compete in the 2012-2013 SkillsUSA district and state conferences. The main objective was to make a function...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 05:50:41 PDT
Custom Built MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Built-MIDI-Controller/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:39:48 PDT
Mini-Calliope Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Calliope/
Mini-Calliope Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SMALL.jpg Greasetattoo Introduction Hello Everyone, First, I would like to thank you for viewing my instructable. And, if you enjoyed it, please give me a vote! Thanks.... Although the project seems complicated, many of the parts and components are identical, so laying out and cutting the parts isn't as time-consuming ...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:08:47 PDT
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-Your-Own-Cajon-Box-Drum/
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SMALL.jpg Rykley! In this instructable I will be showing you how to build your very own Cajon box drum. We made 2 Cajon drums for under 50$, so around 25$ a piece. I will be entering this instructable in the Musical Instruments Contest, so please vote! Gather Your Materials Things you will need will include: Wood-...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:16:50 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
Improvised Folk Fiddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Folk-Fiddle/
Improvised Folk Fiddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SMALL.jpg nkirkby use local and scrounged materials to build a fiddle.  then, learn to play the fiddle. I built this functional folk fiddle from free materials. the wood was salvaged from scraps the strings and bow "hairs" are nylon monofilament fishing line I am spending this summer at a small farming community i...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:01:35 PDT
PVC Pipe organ http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-organ/
PVC Pipe organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/P2KO/HJB0JB6C/FSOP2KOHJB0JB6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/P2KO/HJB0JB6C/FSOP2KOHJB0JB6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/P2KO/HJB0JB6C/FSOP2KOHJB0JB6C.SMALL.jpg bugman113 In this instructable I will be taking you through the steps of making a simple PVC pipe organ. We'll learn how to make the flutes, tune them, make a body for the instrument, and connect the pipes to keys. Please remember that you are only limited by your creative mind and time constraints in my case...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:07:15 PDT
How to build a cajon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-cajon/
How to build a cajon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/FPPV/FROAGHXN/F7XFPPVFROAGHXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/FPPV/FROAGHXN/F7XFPPVFROAGHXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/FPPV/FROAGHXN/F7XFPPVFROAGHXN.SMALL.jpg 89joho87 A Cajon is a common instrument in South America. It is often related to flamenco music/ samba.But you can use it just as a real drum with a guitar for accompany. When you play the cajon, you are sitting on it an drumming with your hands on the front side of the drum. You can find out a whole technic...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2009 06:37:59 PST