Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:43:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wooden Kazoo [Giveaway] http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Kazoo/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:32:00 PDT
PVC Pan Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pan-Flute/
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:32:07 PDT
Trash Kalimba Musical Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-Kalimba-Musical-Instrument/
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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:09:20 PDT
MXR Classic Overdrive - Flip a switch to make it a Zakk Wylde ZW44! http://www.instructables.com/id/MXR-Classic-Overdrive-Flip-a-switch-to-make-it-a-Z/
MXR Classic Overdrive - Flip a switch to make it a Zakk Wylde ZW44! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/3GD5/HVGXPABN/FHO3GD5HVGXPABN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/3GD5/HVGXPABN/FHO3GD5HVGXPABN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/3GD5/HVGXPABN/FHO3GD5HVGXPABN.SMALL.jpg fishpotpete The MXR Classic Overdrive is a nice affordable overdrive with a unique sound. One of the “secret” things about this unit is that there is a switch on the inside of the pedal that turns it into a Zakk Wylde ZW44 overdrive pedal. So you essentially get two pedals for the price of one!The purpose of ...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 19:09:59 PDT
Building Mandolin No. 002 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Mandolin-No-002/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 08:27:17 PDT
Midi Foot Controller (Pedalera controladora MIDI) para Amplitube 3. http://www.instructables.com/id/Footswitch-Casero-para-Amplitube-3/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:59:35 PDT
How I made kalimba http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-made-kalimba/
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:22:22 PDT
Electric Ukulele with Tone Controls http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrify-an-Ukulele-With-Tone-Controls/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:32:56 PST
coconut er-hu (mongolian violin) http://www.instructables.com/id/coconut-broom-stick-er-hu-mongolian-violin/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:13:14 PDT
Kalimba With Love http://www.instructables.com/id/Kalimba-With-Love/
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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:25:43 PST
Beginning 5-String Banjo for Guitarists http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-5-String-Banjo-for-Guitarists/
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:14:58 PST
How to play the drums http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-the-drums/
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Thu, 17 Jun 2010 02:08:42 PDT
Choosing your first Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-your-first-Ocarina-1/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 09:14:41 PDT
Earth-toning (soil-aging) cymbals, (to get a darker, warmer sound) http://www.instructables.com/id/Earth-toning-soil-aging-cymbals-to-get-a-darke/
Earth-toning (soil-aging) cymbals, (to get a darker, warmer sound) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/IDKP/FVDC32WT/FWRIDKPFVDC32WT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/IDKP/FVDC32WT/FWRIDKPFVDC32WT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/IDKP/FVDC32WT/FWRIDKPFVDC32WT.SMALL.jpg kendallkadaver The purpose of this Instructable is to show you how to soil-age a cymbal, which gives it a darker and warmer tone. Many cymbal companies sell already soil aged cymbals, but have extremely high prices. These cymbals can run from $400 to $800 dollars. If you don't believe me, just check out Z...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:59:01 PDT
How to Build a Cajon From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Cajon-From-Scratch/
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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:03:44 PST
Easy Guitar Strap Locks made from Picks! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Guitar-Strap-Locks-made-from-Picks/
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Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:40:35 PDT
Homemade traditional Finnish 5-string kantele http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-traditional-Finnish-5-string-kantele/
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:04:12 PST
How to Clean a Trombone http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-a-Trombone/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:31:24 PDT
Wrench Xylophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrench-Xylophone/
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Tue, 6 Jun 2006 14:07:31 PDT
DIY Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pickup/
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:39:32 PDT
Makedo Xylophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Xylophone/
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:53:32 PDT
PVC Pan Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pan-Flute-1/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:12:49 PDT
Musical Wine Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Wine-Glass/
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:32:50 PDT
Giant Xylophone made from Bed Slats http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Xylophone-Made-From-Bed-Slats/
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:20:17 PST
Taping Drumsticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Taping-Drumsticks/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:18:05 PST
The Minty Kalimba http://www.instructables.com/id/Minty-Kalimba/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 08:04:19 PDT
Electronic Drums Lingo http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Drums-Lingo/
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Mon, 8 Nov 2010 00:16:31 PST
Cookie Tin Banjo Part 3: Make Tuning Pegs from Scrap Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Tin-Banjo-Part-3-Make-Tuning-Pegs-from-Scr/
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Sat, 6 Oct 2007 20:17:14 PDT
Railroad Spike Capo for your Guitar or Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Railroad-Spike-Capo-for-your-Guitar-or-Banjo/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2007 12:40:33 PST
Brass horn repair with ice http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-horn-repair-with-ice/
Brass horn repair with ice - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SMALL.jpg swander Use the power of ice to remove dents in a horn. If you live in a cold climate, you know frozen pipes bursts. That is because water expands about 9% when it freezes. You can use that property to pop out dents and expand crushed tubing in brass instruments with a little luck. I had a crushed leadpipe...
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:15:55 PDT
The Ultimate didgeridoo Guide. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-didgeridoo-Guide/
The Ultimate didgeridoo Guide. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/ALRE/FWMO32PR/FGMALREFWMO32PR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/ALRE/FWMO32PR/FGMALREFWMO32PR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/ALRE/FWMO32PR/FGMALREFWMO32PR.SMALL.jpg pedro8 I was really surprised to don't see more stuff about didge-making.It's easy and cheap, and didgeridoo is an amazing instrument, so why do make your own?I will learn diferent way to make diferent kind of didj :_Travel-Didge, it's in PVC, cheap, easy to make it, tunable and compact._Slide-didge, in PV...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2009 05:27:34 PDT
How To Play Clarinet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-Clarinet/
How To Play Clarinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/VOYR/HI3TYJON/FURVOYRHI3TYJON.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/VOYR/HI3TYJON/FURVOYRHI3TYJON.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/VOYR/HI3TYJON/FURVOYRHI3TYJON.SMALL.jpg cowlover12304 Get A Clarinet To play the clarinet you need to have a clarinet. You can either buy a clarinet or if you already have one than GOOD!!!!!!!! You also need a reed. The reed allows you to blow. Without a reed, the clarinet will not make a sound. Learning "A" Learning the notes are simple. All y...
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:08:25 PDT
Constructing the Laser-cut folding ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-the-Laser-cut-folding-ukulele/
Constructing the Laser-cut folding ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/KEWU/GUVTYEF3/F1WKEWUGUVTYEF3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/KEWU/GUVTYEF3/F1WKEWUGUVTYEF3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/KEWU/GUVTYEF3/F1WKEWUGUVTYEF3.SMALL.jpg chosetec This folding ukulele is a soprano-size instrument that can be folded up into a package measuring about 9 inches long max. I bring mine everywhere! Here's a short video on how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gaFRbOb6lw&feature=channel_video_title Follow these picture steps to construct yo...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:54:49 PST
How to Make and Wrap/Repair Mallets for Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, and Glock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-and-WrapRepair-Mallets-for-Marimba-X/
How to Make and Wrap/Repair Mallets for Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, and Glock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/Q1OR/HIPISPE9/FAMQ1ORHIPISPE9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/Q1OR/HIPISPE9/FAMQ1ORHIPISPE9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/Q1OR/HIPISPE9/FAMQ1ORHIPISPE9.SMALL.jpg ClairePawlewitz Most people would rather not spend $40 for a pair of good mallets, if given the cheaper option of making their own pair of the same quality! This Instructable will be a clear, step by step process, with options of variation for different kinds of mallets. I will be showing you how to make and wrap m...
By: ClairePawlewitz

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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:24:03 PDT
Easy, confirmed working Thunder or Spring Drum **this one REALLY works!!** http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-confirmed-working-Thunder-or-Spring-Drum-t/
Easy, confirmed working Thunder or Spring Drum **this one REALLY works!!** - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F02/YO27/HA4MNGNM/F02YO27HA4MNGNM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F02/YO27/HA4MNGNM/F02YO27HA4MNGNM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F02/YO27/HA4MNGNM/F02YO27HA4MNGNM.SMALL.jpg Josephine1 I wasn't able to find reliable plans on the web for building an actual working thunder drum.  Most plans featured drums that ended up not working or were not truly a thunder drum anyway.  Follow these simple steps for an ultra easy to build thunder drum that will rival the expensive ones!   Total co...
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Thu, 6 Dec 2012 19:40:36 PST
Homemade Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Harmonica/
Homemade Harmonica - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/24QV/HOVUBFA0/FDE24QVHOVUBFA0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/24QV/HOVUBFA0/FDE24QVHOVUBFA0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/24QV/HOVUBFA0/FDE24QVHOVUBFA0.SMALL.jpg JTapp09 hope you like this. Enjoy :-) You Will Need Scissors2 Popsicle sticks1 rubber band2 small rubber bandsa plastic straw null cut 2 pieces off the straw that are 1 inch in length take the rubber band and put it around 1 Popsicle stick take the 2 pieces of straw and lay them under the rub...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 18:45:54 PST
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Box-from-speaker-Super-easy-1-hour-project/
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SMALL.jpg RowanCant Stomp boxes have taken a massive sweep across pubs and bars as solo artist guitar players begin to realise that they can get a cool sound out of that naturally stomping foot that they have. Here is how to do it really fast, really easily and get awesome results. (When I watch the video, I'm not real...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:19:53 PDT
A 5-minute Stringed Instrument from Household Items. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-5-minute-Stringed-Instrument-from-Household-Item/
A 5-minute Stringed Instrument from Household Items. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/MXVI/HINO5TJU/FC1MXVIHINO5TJU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/MXVI/HINO5TJU/FC1MXVIHINO5TJU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/MXVI/HINO5TJU/FC1MXVIHINO5TJU.SMALL.jpg offtandiscord This is a quick how-to on how to build yourself the easiest/quickest tunable stringed instrument in the world out of bits you probably have lying around your house. The wire I used was from the inside of a washing line, however you can use a plethora of other types of wire/fishing line/old guit...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 06:21:15 PDT
Make a Whamola http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Whamola/
Make a Whamola - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/NJAW/H7W4T2GQ/FVDNJAWH7W4T2GQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/NJAW/H7W4T2GQ/FVDNJAWH7W4T2GQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/NJAW/H7W4T2GQ/FVDNJAWH7W4T2GQ.SMALL.jpg gazillabytes You definitely need a Whamola. What in the world is a Whamola? It's a simple one string instrument with a handle at the top to vary the pitch. This upright bass instrument is normally played by hitting the string with a drumstick with one hand and varying the pitch with the other like a whammy bar o...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:40:24 PDT
How to Make your very own Rainstick! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-your-very-own-Rainstick/
How to Make your very own Rainstick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/6VO1/FF8XAM7X/F3A6VO1FF8XAM7X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/6VO1/FF8XAM7X/F3A6VO1FF8XAM7X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/6VO1/FF8XAM7X/F3A6VO1FF8XAM7X.SMALL.jpg laminterious Everyone has just about seen a rainstick, but their sound is hit and miss. You usually have to go through a few of them to find one that sounds good to your ears... but they dont always sound exactly how you want. Well, this instructable will show you how to make your very own rainstick that is lig...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:53:42 PDT
Wrap your own mallets http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrap-your-own-mallets/
Wrap your own mallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/30DH/GBB7GDS5/FBO30DHGBB7GDS5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/30DH/GBB7GDS5/FBO30DHGBB7GDS5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/30DH/GBB7GDS5/FBO30DHGBB7GDS5.SMALL.jpg Appollo64        This is my first Instructable. It will teach you how to make your own marimba or vibraphone mallets. Materials  -The Shaft- This should be made of either birch, maple or rattan if you want shafts like the professionals use. Pretty much any kind of wood will work though. The dimensions are ...
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Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:14:04 PDT
Bamboo Whistle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Whistle/
Bamboo Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/5ZH6/CPZERV7C2MU/FIL5ZH6CPZERV7C2MU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/5ZH6/CPZERV7C2MU/FIL5ZH6CPZERV7C2MU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/5ZH6/CPZERV7C2MU/FIL5ZH6CPZERV7C2MU.SMALL.jpg evilad I've always wanted to make a whistle out of bamboo, and couldn't find anywhere on the internet that documented it, so with some trial, error, and patience here it is, in some really simple steps. You will need: • a knife • a saw • glue (preferably a hot glue gun) • 2 pieces of bamboo that will fit ...
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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 11:55:04 PDT
Cookie Tin Banjo Part 4: Bed Post Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Tin-Banjo-Part-4-Bed-Post-Banjo/
Cookie Tin Banjo Part 4: Bed Post Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/KMMU/F7DWQVUT/FTTKMMUF7DWQVUT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/KMMU/F7DWQVUT/FTTKMMUF7DWQVUT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/KMMU/F7DWQVUT/FTTKMMUF7DWQVUT.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Here's a great sounding banjo you can build in a few hours.It's a lot lighter and a little quieter than a regular banjo.It's based on the traditional folk instruments seen in "Foxfire Volume Three".I had an ornate poplar bedpost handy so I made a neck out of that. We've already got the hard part don...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2007 15:25:35 PDT
DIY Plastic Finger Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Plastic-Finger-Picks/
DIY Plastic Finger Picks - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/IW6M/HFWSUL81/FWCIW6MHFWSUL81.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/IW6M/HFWSUL81/FWCIW6MHFWSUL81.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/IW6M/HFWSUL81/FWCIW6MHFWSUL81.SMALL.jpg pie R []ed I did this project because I broke my nail one time too many. I play clawhammer banjo, and to get the tone I like I need my nail out past my finger tip. Most commercial finger picks are made of brass, steel, or hard plastic. Unlike natural fingernail, these materials don't have give when they hit a...
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Sat, 4 May 2013 16:21:53 PDT
Learning the C major scale on Keyboard/Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-the-C-major-scale-on-KeyboardPiano/
Learning the C major scale on Keyboard/Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/TIWZ/GITHPY3O/FEPTIWZGITHPY3O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/TIWZ/GITHPY3O/FEPTIWZGITHPY3O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/TIWZ/GITHPY3O/FEPTIWZGITHPY3O.SMALL.gif studykeyboarddotcom I find C Major Scale the easiest scale to remember out of the lot!  This is because the  C major scale doesn’t have any sharps or flats in the key signature.  What does this mean?,  This means you only stick to playing the white keys and don’t touch the black ones. Original Content  StudyKeyboard....
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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:45:01 PST
How to make a drum from a can and a water or soda bottle made of PETE 1 type recyclable plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-drum-from-a-can-and-a-water-or-soda-/
How to make a drum from a can and a water or soda bottle made of PETE 1 type recyclable plastic - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SMALL.jpg adrumforeveryone This is a video on how to make a durable drum head using a soda bottle or water bottle. This material shrinks when you heat it and will secure itself to any can with a rim. No glue or tape in needed! Also, because the materials are commonly found in recycle bins or even along side the road the drum ...
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 04:08:40 PST
How To Set Up A Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Set-Up-A-Drum-Kit/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:10:30 PST
Floor tom to Kick drum conversion on a tight budget. +updated+ http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-tom-to-Kick-drum-metamorphasis-on-a-tight-bu/
Floor tom to Kick drum conversion on a tight budget. +updated+ - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/HE7Z/G068IA84/F2BHE7ZG068IA84.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/HE7Z/G068IA84/F2BHE7ZG068IA84.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/HE7Z/G068IA84/F2BHE7ZG068IA84.SMALL.jpg boonokian This Instructable will show you how to turn a floor tom into a kick drum utilizing existing hardware and cheap materials. Be sure to look at all the pictures I will also explain how I stripped and refinished my drum and how to port your front head with a normal household can. I apologize for no...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:35:13 PDT
MAKE A MINI-HARP FROM A PLASTIC THROWING DISC http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-A-MINI-HARP-FROM-A-PLASTIC-THROWING-DISC/
MAKE A MINI-HARP FROM A PLASTIC THROWING DISC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/X1DP/FWI9V0EE/FJ1X1DPFWI9V0EE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/X1DP/FWI9V0EE/FJ1X1DPFWI9V0EE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/X1DP/FWI9V0EE/FJ1X1DPFWI9V0EE.SMALL.jpg mistic How to make a miniaturized harp from a plastic throwing disc or "frizbee disc". The instrument uses a disc only 10 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick including the resonator chamber. The strings are polymer elastic to make up two and one-half octaves.Sharps are made separately as will be shown.T...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:30:14 PDT
Transform a ballpoint pen into a survival whistle mini-pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-a-ballpoint-pen-into-a-survival-whistle-/
Transform a ballpoint pen into a survival whistle mini-pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/M11F/GZ5NTQWN/FIIM11FGZ5NTQWN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/M11F/GZ5NTQWN/FIIM11FGZ5NTQWN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/M11F/GZ5NTQWN/FIIM11FGZ5NTQWN.SMALL.jpg mistyp This Instructable shows you how to transform a common ballpoint pen into a survival whistle which will fit inside an Altoids tin and still work as a pen. This multi-functionality helps to save space in the tight confines of the tin. DISCLAIMER: Though this whistle is ear-splittingly loud when confi...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:55:08 PST