Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:24:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:02:24 PDT
Make a lagerphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-lagerphone/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 7 Dec 2006 16:11:33 PST
Homemade banjo ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-banjo-uke/
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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/
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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/
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:33:48 PST
Carboard Ukulele Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Carboard-Ukulele-Stand/
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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
Build your own Djembe (and End Table) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Djembe-and-End-Table/
Build your own Djembe (and End Table) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/ATUV/G4D5X7BL/FONATUVG4D5X7BL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/ATUV/G4D5X7BL/FONATUVG4D5X7BL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/ATUV/G4D5X7BL/FONATUVG4D5X7BL.SMALL.jpg RocketScientist Long ago I was a member of my high school's Drum Circle where we played African drums. As a college student, that's one of the things I miss most. So given my hobby of building musical instruments (marimba), the logical solution was to build my own djembe. I could buy one. You can find a cheap one ...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:23:44 PST
How To Paint A Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Paint-A-Ukulele/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:49:57 PST
Superterrific Tub Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/Superterrific-Tub-Bass/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:52:36 PDT
DIY Guitar with my diy cnc router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-with-my-diy-cnc-router/
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:00:32 PDT
How to fix an accordion keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-an-accordion-keyboard/
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:20:21 PDT
How to make a 90s Hip Hop Beat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-90s-Hip-Hop-Beat/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 06:36:56 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/JYDU/GBZYUO9M/FTOJYDUGBZYUO9M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/JYDU/GBZYUO9M/FTOJYDUGBZYUO9M.SQUARE.jpg https://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