Instructables: exploring - play - music - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:26:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Instant Thumb Piano: How to make a set screw lamellaphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Thumb-Piano%3a-How-to-make-a-set-screw-lamel/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:39:40 PDT
Acoustic Guitar to Acoustic Bass Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-to-Acoustic-Bass-Conversion/
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Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:22:24 PST
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
Make a Rainy Day Tissue Box Guitar! - Great for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Rainy-Day-Tissue-Box-Guitar!---Great-for-Ki/
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Sat, 10 Mar 2007 11:22:35 PST
How to make a A/B box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-AB-box/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:12:26 PDT
Passive Guitar Overdrive (Black Ice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-Guitar-Overdrive-Black-Ice/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:57:53 PST
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
A Poor Person's Guide to Buying a Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Poor-Persons-Guide-to-Buying-a-Guitar/
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:59:14 PST
How To Make Music Using A Wine Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-sounds-using-water/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:28:01 PDT
Create your own Music Visualisation! http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-your-own-Music-Visualisation/
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:59:16 PDT
How to be a better "Jam" musician http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-be-a-better-Jam-musician/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:10:51 PDT
Clothes Hanger Harmonica Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothes-Hanger-Harmonica-Holder/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:51:53 PDT
Amp Footswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Amp-Footswitch-1/
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:38:08 PDT
How to Repair (or do something interesting with) Cracked Cymbals http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-or-do-something-interesting-with-C/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2008 14:43:32 PDT
LED Color Organ Triple Deluxe http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Color-Organ-Triple-Deluxe/
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:49:44 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
Copper pipe glockenspiel http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-pipe-glockenspiel/
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:48:54 PST
Conch Shell Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Conch-Shell-Horn/
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Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:32:14 PDT
How To Censor A Song http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Censor-A-Song/
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Sat, 25 May 2013 11:40:50 PDT
Censoring Music With Garageband http://www.instructables.com/id/Censoring-Music-With-Garageband/
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:04:34 PDT
Thumb Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Thumb-Piano/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:23:44 PDT
Build an ArduinoBoy http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-ArduinoBoy/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:29:25 PDT
how to play smoke on the water on guitar!! http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-play-smoke-on-the-water-on-guitar-1/
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:48:58 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
Poor Man's Fret Job http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Fret-Job/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:15:06 PST
How to make a custom game controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-game-controller/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:09:20 PDT
Guitar Amp "power soak" http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Amp-power-soak/
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Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:35:44 PDT
How to make a mix CD http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mix-CD/
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By: noahh

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Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:29:55 PDT
Adele - Hello - Piano Tutorial + Sheets http://www.instructables.com/id/Adele-Hello-Piano-Tutorial-Sheets/
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 02:08:35 PST
Tennis Rock-it http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Rock-it/
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By: Henk Rijckaert

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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:49:47 PST
Learn How to Read Music Using Mnemonics! (Treble Clef) http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-How-to-Read-Music-Using-Mnemonics!-Treble-C/
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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:32:54 PDT
Buying your first Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/Buying-your-first-Ocarina/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 16:33:45 PDT
Change Floyd rose Guitar's String http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-Floyd-rose-Guitars-String/
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Sun, 31 May 2009 18:00:23 PDT
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
Guitar wall hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-wall-hanger/
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By: mr2monster

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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 21:00:56 PDT
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
How to Fix Dead Earphones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Dead-Earphones/
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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:18:01 PDT
How to Lead in two-step: Dancing Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Lead-in-two-step-Dancing-Instructions/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:16:59 PDT
How to Tune a Drumset http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tune-a-Drumset/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:17:07 PDT
Permanently Fix a Manhasset Music Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Permanently-Fix-a-Manhasset-Music-Stand/
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By: McPhystal

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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:46:19 PDT
How to Play guitar tabs on piano http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-guitar-tabs-on-piano/
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By: tieguy

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Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:13:30 PST
How to ground shield your guitar (removing the buzz with a Faraday Cage) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-ground-shield-your-guitar-removing-the-buz/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:49:14 PDT
How I published my original music on Spotify for FREE http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-published-my-original-music-on-Spotify-for-F/
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:10:07 PDT
How to be a good rapper http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-be-a-good-rapper/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:55:28 PDT
Remove The Vocals From A Song http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-The-Vocals-From-A-Song/
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Wed, 22 May 2013 22:23:51 PDT
Propel-a-Buds http://www.instructables.com/id/Propel-a-Buds/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:05:05 PDT
Replacing the Pickups in Your Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-the-Pickups-in-Your-Guitar/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:56:56 PDT
Water Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Organ/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT