Instructables: exploring - play - music - popular Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:14:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Digital Music Stand: Raspberry Pi + Touchscreen
Digital Music Stand: Raspberry Pi + Touchscreen - More DIY How To Projects]]> afryklund IMSLP is one of the greatest things to happen in the classical music world in recent memory. For those who don't know, is an online library of any and all sheet music that is no longer under copyright protection. You can find pretty much anything written by Beethoven, Bach, et al up until ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:16:40 PDT
Stop That Annoying Boombox!
Stop That Annoying Boombox! - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizmologist Have you ever had a coworker that insisted on playing his/her boombox way too loud, or plays the most annoying music imaginable? Or worse yet, both?? Sure you have. Here's a way to send a not-too-gentle hint to said coworker that not everyone shares his tastes.This assumes you've already politely as...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:41:27 PDT
How To Make Earbuds Colorful Using Thread
How To Make Earbuds Colorful Using Thread - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheCraftingTeenageNerd A very simple way to decorate earbuds and make them colorful is by using embroidery thread. A lot of people use a crocheting technique to do this. However, I am not very good at crocheting (like some others) and I know there are people who don't have crochet hooks and/or don't want to buy them. To m...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:59:10 PST
Stumpf Fiddle or Devil's Fiddle or Amish Stomp Fiddle or . . . .
Stumpf Fiddle or Devil's Fiddle or Amish Stomp Fiddle or . . . . - More DIY How To Projects]]> amishjim I saw a Stumpf Fiddle on one of the auction tv shows and thought that would be a great addition to the other percussion instruments I play in our bluegrass band, Frum The Hills. They go for over $200 so after doing a little googling for ideas, I set out to make my own. I had a nice sized stick that...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:22:59 PST
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks - More DIY How To Projects]]> imthemaker Recently I started playing the guitar and it was then I realised something, most picks are pretty ugly... So I set off to make some custom, cool and fun picks that anyone could make Supplies You will need:An old gift card, debit card, or another plastic card alikeA guitar pick template: there are...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:44:56 PST
The Aquaharp
The Aquaharp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toglefritz If that video was not enough for you, watch this one. It is slightly less dramatic, but it does convey a bit more information about the actual function of the Aquaharp and the sound it produces. The Aquaharp is based on the Waterphone, invented by Richard Waters. Materials / Tools Materials:A R...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:20:02 PDT
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick!
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> F1yingJ I'm always losing my guitar picks. This caused me to think about all the things I can make a guitar pick out of, I thought this one up when trying to find materials to make a metal guitar pick.Please, take your time when cutting the pick out, this will yield better results and will afford much safer...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:00:57 PST
How To Download Music Off Of Youtube For Free Easily
How To Download Music Off Of Youtube For Free Easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> illdoyourdrugs This method is Free and Easy. Enjoy your free music !!! You are using this method AT YOUR OWN RISK. I am not responsible for anyone's actions. This is for informational purposes only. Materials 1. A Web browser2. You tube to mp3 converter found here
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:05:24 PST
Canjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> MRM1 This is a Canjo. Part Can, part Banjo. I call it "Thunderstruck". I made it last winter on the request of an important friend. I forgot to take pictures of the canjo in progress, however I will make some recreation photos for this instructable (I should just make a new one but I've got too many o...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:20:47 PST
Build Your Own Guitar Effects Pedal!
Build Your Own Guitar Effects Pedal! - More DIY How To Projects]]> paulell6 With today's economy, most quality guitar effect pedals are over $100, it's very rarely that you find a good pedal for under a $100, especially if it is made in the USA. There is a much cheaper alternative though, you just have to have some basic technological skills. Building your own pedal is fair...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:29:41 PST
Lasercut plywood violin
Lasercut plywood violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lee AnnH This violin was the winning entry to the Laserworks Contest @ MADE festival in Roskilde, Denmark in August 2014. The contest rules were simple: build something out of max 5 sqm 3mm plywood within 8 laser cutting hours + assembling time. My contest partner and I created six instruments (violin, ukule...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 02:15:20 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele
pallet saprano ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Great Green Concept: Find FREE stuff for any project (using Freecycle)
Great Green Concept: Find FREE stuff for any project (using Freecycle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Squirrelfriend Got an idea for a project? Don't have the cash to get all the supplies. Here is a great resource I have found to be useful for getting just about any project material you need for free. This resorce is called Freecycle.What is Freecycle?The Freecycle Network" is made up of 4,610 groups with 5,839,00...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:17:26 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira)
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 Succesfully Rick Roll
How to Succesfully Rick Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> cd41 I had to Do it! Somebody Had to do it! This instructable will teach even you lowly newb/noob of the internet forums how to Rick Roll well.First Instructable so be gentle. History of The Rick Roll (And the Unknown Meaning) To Rick Roll successfully you must know what it isA Rick Roll is providing ...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 06:58:32 PST
How To Play Violin
How To Play Violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> seniorhigh This instructable is going to teach you the basics of playing the violin. You will learn: 1. How to prepare to play 2. How to read violin music 3. How to hold the violin and bow 4. How to put all of this information together to play "Hot Crossed Buns" What you need In order to play the violin, ...
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:09:21 PDT
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips - More DIY How To Projects]]> jbenodin Are you annoyed by Pandora's 6 skip limit? Well this Instructable will give you a way around that. There are 2 methods, The first cannot be used with an account and the second can, However it requires more manual input. The First Method The first method is as follows: when you open Pandora, do no...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:03:18 PDT
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> nkirkby Don't have a raccoon hide?  We'll use polyethylene plastic from a food tray. don't have expensive timber?  we'll use plywood, scraps of which are easy to get. don't have frets?  no problem. even better, it's digitally fabricated -- that is, you fabricate it with your ~ten digits.  your fingers. I ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:03:13 PST
The Pineapple Ukulele!
The Pineapple Ukulele! - More DIY How To Projects]]> rich745 So, I had an small, child-size guitar sitting around that I had been using as a baritone ukulele. I decided it would be an interesting project to turn it into a pineapple themed ukulele... When I first start a project like this I try to avoid the temptation to scour the internet to see what others ...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
PVC Instrument
PVC Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Hack a McDonald's Happy Meal Minion into an Electric Slide Whistle
How to Hack a McDonald's Happy Meal Minion into an Electric Slide Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> mazzmn How to Hack Phil McMinion: Who doesn't love Minions from the movie Despicable Me? ...well when McDonalds recently had Minions as the prize in their Happy Meals, I had to make several trips to collect a few. One of the coolest looking of these little guys is Phil, he wields a bright red slide whist...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:46:54 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Chiptunes on the GameBoy!
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Chiptunes on the GameBoy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> BenBurge New to the Gameboy 'Chiptune' Scene?  Or maybe your still trying to get to the bottom of what this whole Chiptune thing is?  No matter your situation, by the end of this Instructable, I can promise you'll be a pro! Relatively new to the 'LSDJ' scene myself, I was baffled when I tried to put togethe...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:18:56 PDT
a cardboard ukulele case
a cardboard ukulele case - More DIY How To Projects]]> sylrig Why make your own ukulele case? Well, because: inexpensive ukuleles usually come with flimsy cloth cases that offer barely any protection secondhand ukuleles often come without a case at all good protective cases can cost a bundle, and— not all ukuleles fit manufactured cases In my...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:24:00 PDT
Mini-Calliope Organ
Mini-Calliope Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
A GUITAR PICK HOLDER - More DIY How To Projects]]> OpenL4BNorte _ Hackerspace List of Material: 1 Packages of Sugru ·      1 Guitar ·      1 Guitar pick ·      Cooking oil create by: Arturo Guevara Assemby 1. - Open the Sugru package, mould a little ball or spherical form and put it in any place of the guitar (preferably where you have an easy access). The Guide: 2. ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:23:19 PDT
Make your own Banjo Ukulele.
Make your own Banjo Ukulele. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lucky7x7 First  and foremost this Instructable inspired by  Mrballeng and his .223 whistle. Really like the idea, made a few by soldering but it was a fair amount of work. I then found super glue works well when whistle is used  as a desk top curio but alas was no match for a ten year old " Daddy my whistle ...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:45:25 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string)
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Musical Bracelet
Musical Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv In this instructable I will show you how to make a bracelet, that can be played by a music box. Are you looking for a personal gift or a fun activity with kids, than you've come to the right place. I usually don't wear jewellery, except for bracelets and a few pieces that I've gotten from Mrballeng...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:26:39 PDT
Aboriginal Instrument Spy Tool
Aboriginal Instrument Spy Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> flyingpuppy Here's a great activity for Dads and kids this summer: make a simple PVC didgeridoo then turn it into an instrument of espionage. The key to making a didgeridoo spy tool is to use it as a way to avoid suspicion and get places you wouldn't be able to get into wearing a suit or cloak. Then, when you n...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:57:40 PDT
Animatronic Singing Beaker-bot
Animatronic Singing Beaker-bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> vigothecarpathian Hello Instructables readers! I'd like you to meet my buddy Beaker-bot. As you probably already know, Beaker is the Lab Assistant at Muppet Labs and hapless victim of numerous lab accidents. Well, I set out to create a Muppet calibur style Beaker out of stuff that I had lying around in my basement. T...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 16:49:39 PDT
Electric Wurlitzharmonica
Electric Wurlitzharmonica - More DIY How To Projects]]> jackzylkin This week I attended Music Hack Day at the Drexel Excite Center.  There were many incredible projects there to investigate, as well as some seriously funky live music and some cool folks, all coming together for a 24-hour musical hackathon. The creative atmosphere was pretty inspiring, and out of th...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 22:20:45 PDT
Booty Box: Instant Dance Parties
Booty Box: Instant Dance Parties - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElectricSlim We've all wanted it. Now you can build it.  Instant dance parties. Personal theme music.  Motion activated music. Booty Box. Gather Electronics Materials: Wave Shield - Adafruit Arduino Uno - Adafruit SD Card - Adafruit ADXL335 Accelerometer - Sparkfun Female Headers - Sparkfun Toggle S...
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Sat, 4 May 2013 15:20:00 PDT
Make A Clay Ocarina
Make A Clay Ocarina - More DIY How To Projects]]> FunkNattidelic Ever since "Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time" came out, everyone associates ocarinas with Zelda and there fore, anyone interested in ocarinas is considered a die-hard Zelda fanatic!! There is alot more to Ocarinas than Zelda you know. With this Instructable, you can learn how to make wonderful mas...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2008 14:26:37 PST
Build a Big Piano
Build a Big Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> deadsy Many readers will remember a Tom Hanks movie from 1988 called "Big". In the movie a young boy gets supernaturally transformed into a twenty-something man and finds out what it's like to be big. Perhaps the most iconic scene of the movie has two of the characters dancing on a scaled up "Big Piano"-...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:42:14 PDT
Cardboard Electric Guitar
Cardboard Electric Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwrussell Thanks to Amazon's inefficient packing methods, particularly their love affair with oversize boxes, and my aversion to having to interact with people while I shop we almost always have a more cardboard on hand than I can fit in our recycling bin. When I first considered a project to reuse the cardbo...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:30:18 PDT
Convert Spotify to MP3 || Spotify to Itunes mfasanya I have been searching around for ages for a quick spotify to mp3 converter. I found nothing. However a couple of days ago I came across It works great 1) Copy spotify URl of album, track or playlist from spotify! 2) Paste it into 3) Click download 4) And ...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:20:19 PST
Building an Electronic Drum podpadstudios I have been making Electronic drums for a while now. My latest set have evolved quite a bit over the years and recently had a well needed update.  I already have an Instructable on how I made my main set of drums. This Instructable focuses on building a very simple floor Tom. I was given an old pear...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:23:59 PST
Turn Your Lawn Mower Into A Pirate Ship rustyknuckles Taking the easy road to do anything, is just plain boring to us. If we can create a new challenge and use it as a way to work through some ideas, we are into it! Take for example our concept to build a boat, for use in a quick little promo video with Hellbound Glory. The video is for their upcoming ...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:20:22 PST
How to Transpose Music
How to Transpose Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizmarie How To Transpose Music * *note some intervals will change depending on your key signature** Elizabeth Voights Supplies -Sheet Music -Pencil -Patience -Blank Staff Sheet Music What is music transposing? Music transposing is take a piece of sheet music for one instrument and changing and manipulatin...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:34:45 PDT
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> music.maker You have a basic knowledge of guitar chords, music, and guitar tabs and you would like to learn a new song.  This will teach you how to play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat. Required Materials: An Acoustic Guitar (either steel or nylon strings will work) A tuner A pick (any size you prefer) (Note: This...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:31:56 PST
Tabletop Music Stand (made from paper!)
Tabletop Music Stand (made from paper!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie This tabletop music stand is ONLY made out of paper! It is quite simple to make, and it can be constructed in one afternoon. Lightweight and easy to carry, you can conveniently practice your instrument anywhere in the house! Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have a stand like mine in no tim...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:32:46 PST
DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes)
DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO If you like this, don't forget to favorite, follow us, and check us out on Facebook! Having played the highland bagpipes for a couple years now and having just finished a course on maintenance, I was greatly interested in building my own set of pipes just for fun. A few days later, a duct-tape an...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:11:06 PST
PVC Recorder
PVC Recorder - More DIY How To Projects]]> howtern Always wanted to make your own recorder? me too. check out this tasty musical instrument. steps 1-7 = photo instructablestep 8 = video instructable Parts Layout +The PVC Recorder uses 3/4" diameter, 1/16" wall PVC. Pipe length is variable. A foot length is a good place to start. + about an inch...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:20:12 PDT
Make A Guitar Pickup
Make A Guitar Pickup - More DIY How To Projects]]> Leperello Mikesiah How to make a single coil guitar pickup! This will show you how to make your own guitar pickup. It won't look or sound exactly like a regular pickup, but its a fun and interesting project. What You'll Need: Stuff: -Paper - 42 or 43 gauge copper wire (very thin) - Six steel machine screws and nuts ...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:05:49 PST
How to Legally "Download" Music for Free (Mac)
How to Legally "Download" Music for Free (Mac) - More DIY How To Projects]]> scikidus This Instructable is for a Mac. If you're on a PC, click here.Hi there! This Instructable shows you how to "download" any song you want to your computer, absolutely free.From this Instructable, you'll be able to save to your hard drive your favorite music, expanding your music library.Note: this sys...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 17:32:21 PST
Glass guitar slide using a beer bottle and a rudimentary tool.
Glass guitar slide using a beer bottle and a rudimentary tool. - More DIY How To Projects]]> amandaggogo Making a glass guitar slide is quick and easy when you have a handy dandy mill file, And some pizza, oh, beer too, You need that, or any glass bottle really. Supplies You need a Mill File and a glass bottle, any will do, but with beer, it makes the time pass by quicker. Also, You will need some ...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:07:10 PST
Cordless Headphones
Cordless Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> splazem We've all done it, regardless of wether or not we'd like to admit it. I'm talking about dancing in the privacy of your home (and sometimes with good reason), listening to your iPod with your brand new headphones. And while you're dancing, you throw up your arms, instantly disconnecting the headphone...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:25:19 PST
Silicone Rubber Tootophone Mouthpiece
Silicone Rubber Tootophone Mouthpiece - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thinkenstein The sound produced by my tootophones has always been a bit tinny, and difficult to combine with traditional instrument voices.  The silicone rubber body of the mouthpiece creates a horn-like sound that is very pleasing to the ear -- not at all tinny.   WHY IS THAT? It has to do with percussive ove...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 05:53:28 PST
Electric Eel - Introduction
Electric Eel - Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> shifty Below, Arthur is playing the Electric Eel.  It's an electronic music instrument I designed to be like an acoustic instrument..  The things that  slow me down when playing most electronic instruments are having to plug into speakers and find batteries, so this instrument has its speaker and generato...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:04:03 PDT