Instructables: exploring - play - music http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:03:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Write a Major Scale in Music http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-a-Major-Scale-in-Music/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:27:18 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
How to Get Good on Double Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Good-on-Double-Bass/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:36:37 PDT
How to play Dumb ways to die on an alto sax (chorus only) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-Dumb-ways-to-die-on-an-alto-sax-chorus/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:50:13 PDT
Hymnal-Stay-Open Music Stand Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Hymnal-Stay-Open-Music-Stand-Clip/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/SLUY/HSKFD90Z/FL9SLUYHSKFD90Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/SLUY/HSKFD90Z/FL9SLUYHSKFD90Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/SLUY/HSKFD90Z/FL9SLUYHSKFD90Z.SMALL.jpg Envergure Hymnals are a great spiritual and musical resource, but they're designed to be held in hand by choristers, not placed on a music stand as a pianist or organist would do.  They tend to fold in half and fall on the floor because the spine is so springy.  This can be remedied using a giant binder clip ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:17:12 PDT
How to make a Simple House Drum Pattern (128 BPM) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Simple-House-Drum-Pattern-128-BPM/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:56:16 PST
One Second Emercency / Signal Whistle http://www.instructables.com/id/one-second-whistle/
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:53:58 PST
how to write short songs for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-write-short-songs-for-beginners/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:06:58 PST
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-Fretless-Trash-Banjo/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:03:13 PST
Nutty Noise Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Nutty-Noise-Maker/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:29:36 PST
Drum Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Assembly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/VWX7/HQOJ8U37/F7FVWX7HQOJ8U37.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/VWX7/HQOJ8U37/F7FVWX7HQOJ8U37.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/VWX7/HQOJ8U37/F7FVWX7HQOJ8U37.SMALL.jpg sansari2711 A summer project from a couple years ago, I purchased three hybrid maple segmented drum shells--18"x14", 12"x8" and 14"x11" from the now defunct Icelandic company "Arcs." After a quick coat of tung oil I was ready to attach the hardware. I purchased the heads and chrome hardware separately, and afte...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:22:23 PST
Cardboard Musical Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Musical-Box-1rst-shot/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:11:46 PST
Make an MP3 Mix for a Marathon With a Metronome, Cheering Section & Course Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-ULTIMATE-MP3-Mix-for-Running-a-Mar/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:04:28 PST
DIY Party Horn Or Flute Recorder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Party-Horn-Or-Flute-Recorder/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:03:32 PST
How to write a rap 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-a-rap-101/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/6HVF/HOHYOUMB/F576HVFHOHYOUMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/6HVF/HOHYOUMB/F576HVFHOHYOUMB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/6HVF/HOHYOUMB/F576HVFHOHYOUMB.SMALL.jpg mgroves2 This is my instructable, showing people how to write/ become a rapper I adviseyou watch my video to learn all about why i made this.
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 07:26:57 PST
Deadmau5 Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Deadmau5-Head-4/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:53:58 PST
How to record music using a mic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-record-music-using-a-mic/
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:57:52 PST
Make Your Own Bamboo Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Bamboo-Instrument/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:28:47 PST
How To Make A Free (or Cheap) Sustain Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Free-or-Cheap-Sustain-Pedal/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:18:31 PST
Straw Pan Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Pan-Pipes/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:48:06 PST
Beast Pompom Plush From Beauty And The Beast http://www.instructables.com/id/Beast-Pompom-Plush-From-Beauty-And-The-Beast/
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:14:12 PST
Tubulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Tubulum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/IV9L/HNM4CFV9/FOGIV9LHNM4CFV9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/IV9L/HNM4CFV9/FOGIV9LHNM4CFV9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/IV9L/HNM4CFV9/FOGIV9LHNM4CFV9.SMALL.jpg Emiliano Valencia An experimental musical instrument. During the summer, I decided that I was going to build something, a musical instrument. Inspired by the blue man group's Monster tubulum, I decided to build a scaled-down version of it. This one features 2 octaves (25 notes) and has a very peculiar note arrangeme...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 20:34:14 PST
Kraftwerk Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Kraftwerk-Costume/
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:28:02 PDT
How to Play Musical Chairs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-Musical-Chairs/
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:36:51 PDT
The Pineapple Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pineapple-Ukulele/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
Wood Ocarina made of Walnut http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Ocarina-made-of-Walnut/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/BS42/HM8DJUUQ/FYGBS42HM8DJUUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/BS42/HM8DJUUQ/FYGBS42HM8DJUUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/BS42/HM8DJUUQ/FYGBS42HM8DJUUQ.SMALL.jpg Timothy95 I made this before there were any tutorials online about wood ocarinas, now there is one by gladiator Bob, you can find it here I have never played an ocarina before, so I had to do a lot of research to learn how they work.  I found the greenverdugo website to be very helpful in learning how clay ...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:45:38 PDT
Secuenciador de juguetes - Toy Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Secuenciador-de-juguetes-Toy-Sequencer/
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:40:36 PDT
How to Build a Bluegrass-Style Five-String Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bluegrass-Style-Five-String-Banjo/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:38:19 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
Makey Makey Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Piano/
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:04:15 PDT
Super Simple "BassCase" Sub-woofer briefcase idea http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-BassCase-Sub-woofer-briefcase-idea/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/W4FU/HKVKM7ML/FEDW4FUHKVKM7ML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/W4FU/HKVKM7ML/FEDW4FUHKVKM7ML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/W4FU/HKVKM7ML/FEDW4FUHKVKM7ML.SMALL.jpg TheDIYDJ This is a very rough first try on my sub-woofer briefcase. its just a basis for when i try it with bigger and better materials. its a 10" Fisher sub-woofer, an old briefcase i found in my garage, and a gutted Klipsch 2.1 pro media sub-woofer (i found it in the trash) and replaced it into the case. i...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 12:07:38 PDT
How to Make a Carrot Recorder Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Carrot-Recorder-Ocarina/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2OOQ/HKM8UY24/FSV2OOQHKM8UY24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2OOQ/HKM8UY24/FSV2OOQHKM8UY24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/2OOQ/HKM8UY24/FSV2OOQHKM8UY24.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax This video tutorial show you how to turn an ordinary carrot into a fun musical instrument.  What you need: 1 Carrot A kitchen knife Drill Bits Follow the video tutorial and start making your very own carrot recorder ocarina. 
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:18:27 PDT
How to Hack a McDonald's Happy Meal Minion into an Electric Slide Whistle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-a-McDonalds-Happy-Meal-Minion-into-an/
How to Hack a McDonald's Happy Meal Minion into an Electric Slide Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/KK5J/HKHPOIK8/FXZKK5JHKHPOIK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/KK5J/HKHPOIK8/FXZKK5JHKHPOIK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/KK5J/HKHPOIK8/FXZKK5JHKHPOIK8.SMALL.jpg 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
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-Unlimited-Pandora-skips/
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SMALL.jpg 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
How To Write A Song http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Write-A-Song-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/P2JZ/HKBG7428/FOTP2JZHKBG7428.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/P2JZ/HKBG7428/FOTP2JZHKBG7428.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/P2JZ/HKBG7428/FOTP2JZHKBG7428.SMALL.jpg Alberta Leong How To Write A Song is a DIY production by my band, Pitch Feather. We love to compose, arrange and produce our own songs, so we thought we could share our method with the rest of the aspiring songwriters. If you like what you see and hear, do support us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pitchfeather :)...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:34:21 PDT
Guitar Operation: Pickups http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Operation-Pickups/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:17:41 PDT
Simple Music Instrument Using Coconut shell and Bamboo stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Music-Instrument-Using-Coconut-shell-and-Ba/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 18:21:44 PDT
Make and play a berimbau (Brazilian music bow instrument) on a campsite http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-and-play-a-berimbau-Brazilian-music-bow-inst/
Make and play a berimbau (Brazilian music bow instrument) on a campsite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/FGW2/HJKBMQD9/FCHFGW2HJKBMQD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/FGW2/HJKBMQD9/FCHFGW2HJKBMQD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/FGW2/HJKBMQD9/FCHFGW2HJKBMQD9.SMALL.jpg Dave A Ok, this will be kind of quick one. Deadline time for musical instrument  contest and I didn't had much time, however it is my holiday. But I did document the making of this instrument when I was camping on camping Maka in the Belgian Ardennes two weeks ago, so it would be a pitty not using it now (...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:50:59 PDT
Download songs from Last.fm and Pandora for free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Download-songs-from-Lastfm-and-Pandora-for-free/
Download songs from Last.fm and Pandora for free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FHS3/HJKC0P01/F5MFHS3HJKC0P01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FHS3/HJKC0P01/F5MFHS3HJKC0P01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/FHS3/HJKC0P01/F5MFHS3HJKC0P01.SMALL.jpg gdavidson3 This instructable teaches you how to automatically download songs from Last.fm and Pandora for free!  It uses a free and opensource project called iRadio Capture 2.0 to do so.  Interested?  Let's get started! Upgrade Google Chrome Part of the API that is used for iRadio Capture is still listed as...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:55:44 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Chiptunes on the GameBoy! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Creating-Chiptunes-on-the-Ga/
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Chiptunes on the GameBoy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/6ZW8/HIXD3ND0/F3K6ZW8HIXD3ND0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/6ZW8/HIXD3ND0/F3K6ZW8HIXD3ND0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/6ZW8/HIXD3ND0/F3K6ZW8HIXD3ND0.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/a-cardboard-ukulele-case/
a cardboard ukulele case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/1U0Q/HJKBSWBD/F9G1U0QHJKBSWBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/1U0Q/HJKBSWBD/F9G1U0QHJKBSWBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/1U0Q/HJKBSWBD/F9G1U0QHJKBSWBD.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Calliope/
Mini-Calliope Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/A-GUITAR-PICK-HOLDER/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:23:19 PDT
How To Play The Piano On The Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-The-Piano-On-The-Computer/
How To Play The Piano On The Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Q2XX/HJKBYUEH/FV4Q2XXHJKBYUEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Q2XX/HJKBYUEH/FV4Q2XXHJKBYUEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Q2XX/HJKBYUEH/FV4Q2XXHJKBYUEH.SMALL.jpg klady3818 If you have ever wanted to learn how to play the piano - now you can. there are many computer programs that allow you to work independently from your home computer to learn how to play songs on the piano very easily and it is also fun for everyone.. I will continue to post and share some of my piano...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:30:51 PDT
Connect Your Electric Guitar to Your Computer Analog Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-Your-Electric-Guitar-to-Your-Computer-Anal/
Connect Your Electric Guitar to Your Computer Analog Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/6QXT/HJKBJMEB/F8D6QXTHJKBJMEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/6QXT/HJKBJMEB/F8D6QXTHJKBJMEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/6QXT/HJKBJMEB/F8D6QXTHJKBJMEB.SMALL.jpg unlearny The audio interface world is a wicked wicked place.  This instructable allows you to circumvent USB , firewire, or Thunderipple interfaces and use a less financially taxing method of virtually kicking jams out on your lonesome.   But why on earth would you want to do that?  You may earnestly w...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:31:27 PDT
straw reeds - a musical straw http://www.instructables.com/id/straw-reeds-a-musical-straw/
straw reeds - a musical straw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/7T2L/HJKBJ4RZ/FXE7T2LHJKBJ4RZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/7T2L/HJKBJ4RZ/FXE7T2LHJKBJ4RZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/7T2L/HJKBJ4RZ/FXE7T2LHJKBJ4RZ.SMALL.jpg pmk222 this is my first instructable so please dont be too critical. any advice for how to improve this or future instructables would be greatly appreciated. also any questions i will try to answer to the best of my ability. in this instructable i will be explaining the process of making a reed out of a s...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:13:19 PDT
Electric Guitar Pedal Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Guitar-Effect-Board/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/JPH7/HJKBY170/FM8JPH7HJKBY170.SMALL.jpg TheSteamer71 A pedal board that I made to organize my electric guitar effect pedals. Entirely made of recycled parts. Enjoy !
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:53:34 PDT
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Whisle-from-spent-shell-casings/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:45:25 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Mini-Cajon-Hand-Drum-with-Guitar-string/
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SMALL.jpg 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
Acoustic-Electric Wooden StompBox with Piezo PickUp http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Electric-Wooden-StompBox-with-Piezo-PickU/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/5H3X/HJ5ZQQ60/F1E5H3XHJ5ZQQ60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/5H3X/HJ5ZQQ60/F1E5H3XHJ5ZQQ60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/5H3X/HJ5ZQQ60/F1E5H3XHJ5ZQQ60.SMALL.jpg vicvelcro This instructable is intended to walk you through the building of an acoustic-electric stomp box. This type of stomp box is a percussion instrument normally played by tapping a foot on the top surface but may be played by hand while held under the arm or on the lap. It is sometimes played with a ha...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:21:57 PDT