Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:18:07 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
The Minty Kalimba - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/9PND/FVW226FZ/FJQ9PNDFVW226FZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/9PND/FVW226FZ/FJQ9PNDFVW226FZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/9PND/FVW226FZ/FJQ9PNDFVW226FZ.SMALL.jpg Deansrds My quest for the perfect portable musical instrument has led me to attempt my own creation. Over the years I have indulged myself with the likes of harmonicas, kazoos, and ukuleles in pursuit of the tiny and versatile. Thus I have created a new addition to my portable, quirky, arsenal of sound... ...
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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/
Cookie Tin Banjo Part 3: Make Tuning Pegs from Scrap Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/IBJW/F7DWQT6M/F57IBJWF7DWQT6M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/IBJW/F7DWQT6M/F57IBJWF7DWQT6M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/IBJW/F7DWQT6M/F57IBJWF7DWQT6M.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Continues the adventure begun at Cookie Tin Banjo Part 1.Here's how to make the tuning pegs for your Banjo. You can skip this by buying commercial violin pegs or by getting machine tuners from junk or new sources. Some people use eyebolts or other hardware store items, but I prefer wooden pegs.Comme...
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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/
Railroad Spike Capo for your Guitar or Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/51O7/F9T3VIP6/F5S51O7F9T3VIP6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/51O7/F9T3VIP6/F5S51O7F9T3VIP6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/51O7/F9T3VIP6/F5S51O7F9T3VIP6.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Here's how to install a railroad spike capo. These are actual HO guage model railroad spikes you pound into the neck of your instrument. You can push a string under the head of the spike to hold it down, just like a regular capo that only affects that string. They're very popular for banjo. Earl Sc...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
800watt, 12' long 16" diameter Bass Cannon. http://www.instructables.com/id/800watt-12-long-16quot-diameter-Bass-Cannon/
800watt, 12' long 16" diameter Bass Cannon. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/STUE/FXK63WYF/F6ZSTUEFXK63WYF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/STUE/FXK63WYF/F6ZSTUEFXK63WYF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/STUE/FXK63WYF/F6ZSTUEFXK63WYF.SMALL.jpg NastySpill I built this Bass cannon, based on the Bose WaveCanon. Its a resonating tube driven by an internal sub woofer. Basically a Giant Sub Woofer. I built this as part of an audio visual project for Burning Man 2007. Using a tube with the driver mounted inside it resonates much like a church pipe organ ...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009 07:37:23 PDT
a cookie-tin banjo in 14 steps or less http://www.instructables.com/id/a-cookie-tin-banjo-in-14-steps-or-less/
a cookie-tin banjo in 14 steps or less - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/LDJ9/FT7PRXYD/FJGLDJ9FT7PRXYD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/LDJ9/FT7PRXYD/FJGLDJ9FT7PRXYD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/LDJ9/FT7PRXYD/FJGLDJ9FT7PRXYD.SMALL.jpg led_scorched This is how I made a cookie-tin banjo... learn from my mistakes! Step 1 Find some wood and other junk.In my case, a dumpster appeared while campus was remodeling a building - goodies ahoy.Look for some wood that's atleast 1.75" by 20" ... bigger would be better. Hard wood is best... i think my i...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:02:24 PDT
Make a lagerphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-lagerphone/
Make a lagerphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0WY8/H58V8VLA/FOW0WY8H58V8VLA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0WY8/H58V8VLA/FOW0WY8H58V8VLA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0WY8/H58V8VLA/FOW0WY8H58V8VLA.SMALL.jpg craigdaniel A lagerphone is a traditional Australian percussion instrument with a tambourine-like quality, able to make several different sounds. It's also very simple to make and play. You will need a long dowel (4' is good and easy to find at my local hardware store, but if you're as tall as I am a little lo...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:27:26 PDT
DIY Tuneable Practice Drum Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tuneable-Practice-Drum-Pad/
DIY Tuneable Practice Drum Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/O5C8/G7DYPQBU/FSPO5C8G7DYPQBU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/O5C8/G7DYPQBU/FSPO5C8G7DYPQBU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/O5C8/G7DYPQBU/FSPO5C8G7DYPQBU.SMALL.jpg rotf101  Well, I'm a percussionist and I spent the last 3 and a half years since I started without a practice pad (surprisingly). Yes, practice pads are pretty cheap (you could get one for $15 from Remo), but I much prefer making my own. I also had all of the parts available already. It took about a day to ...
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Tue, 6 Apr 2010 09:40:47 PDT
pvc "TOOTOPHONE" -- a musical reed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-TOOTOPHONE-a-musical-reed-instrument/
pvc "TOOTOPHONE" -- a musical reed instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/8WVQ/G4JNRIZ8/FBU8WVQG4JNRIZ8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/8WVQ/G4JNRIZ8/FBU8WVQG4JNRIZ8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/8WVQ/G4JNRIZ8/FBU8WVQG4JNRIZ8.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein This is the first of an evolving series of tootophones that I have made.  I leave it up for historical interest, but suggest you try the "Tiny Tootophone"  for the basic mouthpiece, and the "Tootophone Sax and Trumpet" for some interesting body variations using x-ray film.  This PVC design is not ev...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:59:45 PST
Willow Whistle http://www.instructables.com/id/Willow-Whistle/
Willow Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/C7LZ/FHWMUGNV/FVWC7LZFHWMUGNV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/C7LZ/FHWMUGNV/FVWC7LZFHWMUGNV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/C7LZ/FHWMUGNV/FVWC7LZFHWMUGNV.SMALL.jpg shoemaker Ah the good old days, when a kid could spend hours entertained by nothing more than a stick. In this Instructable I will show you how to make the classic willow whistle. Make one for your kids. They'll be amazed to learn that cool toys can be made by hand out of a stick. I made a short video of ...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:00:05 PDT
CONSTRUCT A HARP IN 6 EASY STEPS WITH PICTURE IN HOUSEHOLD THINGS http://www.instructables.com/id/CONSTRUCT-A-HARP-IN-6-EASY-STEPS-WITH-PICTURE-IN-H/
CONSTRUCT A HARP IN 6 EASY STEPS WITH PICTURE IN HOUSEHOLD THINGS - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/W4H2/I28OD84B/FJ6W4H2I28OD84B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/W4H2/I28OD84B/FJ6W4H2I28OD84B.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/W4H2/I28OD84B/FJ6W4H2I28OD84B.SMALL.jpg nidhi maru YOU CAN MAKE AN HARP WITH VERY STEPS A wooden chunk Take a piece of wood and carve a shape of harp from it .To carve the shape of the harp give it to shop where "JIGSHOW " machine is used he/she will take money as per your size. Shape of the harp Now take a knife and give the final touch to ...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 02:33:00 PST
How to play the C Major Scale on a 4/4 Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-the-C-Major-Scale-on-a-44-Violin/
How to play the C Major Scale on a 4/4 Violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/DR7B/HVTLUTPL/F2ODR7BHVTLUTPL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/DR7B/HVTLUTPL/F2ODR7BHVTLUTPL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/DR7B/HVTLUTPL/F2ODR7BHVTLUTPL.SMALL.jpg jj108008 When I first began playing the violin I learned the C Major scale. My teacher told me that all of the other scales derived from the C Major scale, from then on I decided that it would be very important for me to learn the scale as good as possible. I spent so much time practicing the scale at home a...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 10:30:09 PDT
DIY Fiberglass Window Screen Mesh Drum Heads http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fiberglass-Window-Screen-Mesh-Drum-Heads/
DIY Fiberglass Window Screen Mesh Drum Heads - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/NWY4/FA190IGI/F4LNWY4FA190IGI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/NWY4/FA190IGI/F4LNWY4FA190IGI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/NWY4/FA190IGI/F4LNWY4FA190IGI.SMALL.jpg mikejl47 To me the window screen mesh heads feel great and are much quieter than the Roland mesh head on the Roland PD85 Removed the head from the rim Since I had no use for them, I used the rims from heads that came with the toms I purchased. I removed the heads from the rims with a utility knife. Fib...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:22:58 PST
Electronic Drum Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Drum-Pad/
Electronic Drum Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C06O/FPKFCZJB/FQ0C06OFPKFCZJB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C06O/FPKFCZJB/FQ0C06OFPKFCZJB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C06O/FPKFCZJB/FQ0C06OFPKFCZJB.SMALL.jpg benjaminmailloux There are hardly any instructables on this subject, and none with this design. It's an original idea by my dad and I. We were going for as cheap as we could go, while still making a product we wouldn't be embarrassed to use in public. We built a full set of electronic drum pads, which I'll explain h...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:50:46 PST
How to Make a Kazoo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kazoo/
How to Make a Kazoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/VVGK/FMMCVZXW/FXPVVGKFMMCVZXW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/VVGK/FMMCVZXW/FXPVVGKFMMCVZXW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/VVGK/FMMCVZXW/FXPVVGKFMMCVZXW.SMALL.jpg squibble94 In this instructable, you will learn how to make a cheap, easy, and fun kazoo! Putting the kazoo together First, get a comb and paper. Rip Paper Rip a piece of paper bigger than the height of your comb. (about an inch) Place Paper Place paper ''''BEHIND'''' The comb To Play Hold the piec...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 06:30:33 PDT
Blow your own air-horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Blow-your-own-air-horn/
Blow your own air-horn - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/GUNA/FJWEV2Z6U0S/F1HGUNAFJWEV2Z6U0S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/GUNA/FJWEV2Z6U0S/F1HGUNAFJWEV2Z6U0S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/GUNA/FJWEV2Z6U0S/F1HGUNAFJWEV2Z6U0S.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Most sports-fans are familiar with the extremely loud air-horns powered by a can of compressed air.This Instructable tells you how to make your own air-horn from common house-hold scraps.With a little practice, each air-horn takes under five minutes to make, so an evening's work can produce enough a...
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Thu, 7 Dec 2006 16:11:33 PST
Homemade banjo ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-banjo-uke/
Homemade banjo ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/8T6B/FT7PKPR1/FZU8T6BFT7PKPR1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/8T6B/FT7PKPR1/FZU8T6BFT7PKPR1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/8T6B/FT7PKPR1/FZU8T6BFT7PKPR1.SMALL.jpg balno making your own banjo ukulele from a neck taken from a kit and a cheap hand drum.Please excuse any mispelling or mistake, I'm french and was taught english a long time ago ... materials - a ukulele neck and fretboard taken from a cheap soprano ukulele kit ($20 here in France). I bought mine here ...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:48:55 PDT
Adjusting a Cajon's Snare http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjusting-a-Cajons-Snare/
Adjusting a Cajon's Snare - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/KO8L/HT7P8TM4/FTOKO8LHT7P8TM4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/KO8L/HT7P8TM4/FTOKO8LHT7P8TM4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/KO8L/HT7P8TM4/FTOKO8LHT7P8TM4.SMALL.jpg tmcdowell2 A cajon is a percussion instrument from Peru. They mostly consist of a box with a striking surface, with snare wires on the inside. Hitting the box up high on the striking surface produces slap and snare sounds, while striking down low produces bass tones. A cajon’s snare can be adjusted via the scr...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:29:53 PDT
Refinishing / Rebuilding a Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Rebuilding-a-Bass-Guitar/
Refinishing / Rebuilding a Bass Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/H9SN/HN4ZV9CA/FBOH9SNHN4ZV9CA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/H9SN/HN4ZV9CA/FBOH9SNHN4ZV9CA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/H9SN/HN4ZV9CA/FBOH9SNHN4ZV9CA.SMALL.jpg rickgyver I wanted to get an inexpensive bass guitar that I could customize so I placed an ad on the local CraigsList for damaged / broken bass guitars.   One response was perfect, a Fender Squire P-Bass.  It was missing the pick guard, volume and tone pots, and line jack. and one of the tuning machines was ...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:52:24 PDT
Refinish and reshape a solid body electric guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinish-and-reshape-a-solid-body-electric-guitar/
Refinish and reshape a solid body electric guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/ECP3/GI0TK8GS/F3AECP3GI0TK8GS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/ECP3/GI0TK8GS/F3AECP3GI0TK8GS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/ECP3/GI0TK8GS/F3AECP3GI0TK8GS.SMALL.jpg fishpotpete This project was an attempt to take a cheap solid body guitar with a crack in the finish, fix the crack and call it a day...  The test subject for this was a shiny black Epiphone SG with a laminated body and just a little chamfer around a couple of the edges. After a little homework, it was obvious...
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:33:48 PST
Carboard Ukulele Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Carboard-Ukulele-Stand/
Carboard Ukulele Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/85K6/GV525MHP/FPO85K6GV525MHP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/85K6/GV525MHP/FPO85K6GV525MHP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/85K6/GV525MHP/FPO85K6GV525MHP.SMALL.jpg eplunkett This Instructable will show you how to make a Cardboard Ukulele Stand in order to show off your Ukulele.  It can be used with pretty much any Ukulele with a standard body shape, but was originally designed to go with a Cardboard Ukulele.  This project is really quick... not including glue drying tim...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 14:53:23 PST
Making a new speaker grill for a guitar amp or speaker cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-new-speaker-grill-for-a-guitar-amp-or-spe/
Making a new speaker grill for a guitar amp or speaker cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/57QM/GI0TJ2A0/F1X57QMGI0TJ2A0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/57QM/GI0TJ2A0/F1X57QMGI0TJ2A0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/57QM/GI0TJ2A0/F1X57QMGI0TJ2A0.SMALL.jpg fishpotpete Breaking or losing the grill to your speakers can really expose your "sound" investments to all sorts of evils.  This Instructable shows you one way to fabricate a new grill for your speakers.  The frame/grill needs to be fairly sturdy and be removable to access the speakers.  It's ok if the frame...
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Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:43:59 PST