Instructables: exploring - music - instrument http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:28 PST BLOX v1.01 How To Play The Major Chords On The Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-The-Major-Chords-On-The-Piano/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:42:57 PDT
Sutton-Hoo Lyre or a saxon lyre http://www.instructables.com/id/Sutton-Hoo-Lyre-or-a-saxon-lyre/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:28:25 PDT
Electric Bon-tar http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Bon-tar/
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:15:40 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
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
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/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:50:59 PDT
a cardboard ukulele case http://www.instructables.com/id/a-cardboard-ukulele-case/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:24:00 PDT
dracena leaf quack instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/introduction-52/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 03:56:42 PDT
Bottle Cap Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Cap-Banjo/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:38:46 PDT
Popsicle Stick Buzz Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Buzz-Harmonica/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:59:30 PDT
Suction Cup Acoustic Instrument Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Suction-Cup-Acoustic-Instrument-Pickup/
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:31:30 PDT
Tabletop Music Stand (made from paper!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tabletop-Music-Stand-made-from-paper/
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:32:46 PST
Minty Photocell Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Minty-Photocell-Theremin/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/DUHK/HCJOFMLI/FHFDUHKHCJOFMLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/DUHK/HCJOFMLI/FHFDUHKHCJOFMLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/DUHK/HCJOFMLI/FHFDUHKHCJOFMLI.SMALL.jpg dannewoo Here are some instructions on how to make your own photocell theremin inside a Altoids box: Parts (2) 555 timers (2) Photocells or phototransistors (2) .01 mF capacitors (play with different sizes for different sounds) (1) 1K resistor  (1) 1/8" audio female input or speaker (1) Hookup wire (1) Tog...
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:44:40 PST
DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Smallpipes-for-a-few-bucks-Membra/
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:11:06 PST
Silicone Rubber Tootophone Mouthpiece http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Rubber-Tootophone-Mouthpiece/
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 05:53:28 PST
Creating a Lion's Roar http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Lions-Roar/
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:20:21 PDT
The TOOTOPHONE http://www.instructables.com/id/The-TOOTOPHONE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/Q1JY/GJQEHEBP/FKRQ1JYGJQEHEBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/Q1JY/GJQEHEBP/FKRQ1JYGJQEHEBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/Q1JY/GJQEHEBP/FKRQ1JYGJQEHEBP.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein The tootophone is my baby.  It has been evolving for several years now.  My latest ones use bamboo and x-ray film for the mouthpieces, and a variety of body shapes made out of x-ray film and PVC fittings.  This video is of my first public tootophone performance in our local cultural center. Unlike ...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:54:09 PDT
Pocket ukulele - home made Sopranino Ukulele from scrap wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-ukulele-home-made-Sopranino-Ukulele-from-/
Pocket ukulele - home made Sopranino Ukulele from scrap wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/19I6/H3NN9O4G/FYM19I6H3NN9O4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/19I6/H3NN9O4G/FYM19I6H3NN9O4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/19I6/H3NN9O4G/FYM19I6H3NN9O4G.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown How to make a Pocket sized home made Sopranino Ukulele from a plank taken from a shipping pallet. First find a piece of straitish knot freeish wood about 3 and a half inches wide (90 mm) or more and half an inch thick or more and about 14 inches long or more. I got mine from a section of a plank ta...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 19:43:37 PDT
Theremin based Musical Baguette http://www.instructables.com/id/Theremin-based-Musical-Baguette/
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:18:26 PDT
how to make a straw instrument (straw flute) http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-straw-instrument-straw-flute/
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:59:29 PDT
how to make a Zaccon http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-Zaccon/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:32:29 PDT
Jumbo Sax Tootophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Jumbo-Sax-Tootophone/
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Wed, 7 Mar 2012 18:28:22 PST
MIDI - Interacting Object http://www.instructables.com/id/MIDI-Interacting-Object/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JSIC/GSNQFECP/FG9JSICGSNQFECP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JSIC/GSNQFECP/FG9JSICGSNQFECP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JSIC/GSNQFECP/FG9JSICGSNQFECP.SMALL.jpg stiaruu Interacting object (by Stian Korntved Ruud) The project deals with tactile interaction between human and computers in creative processes. Majority of the current digital instruments are manufactured in such way that they lose the great tactile feeling that is inherently in a well built acoustic inst...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:24:54 PDT
A kazoo from a glass bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/A-kazoo-from-a-glass-bottle/
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 21:58:29 PDT
Electric Eel - Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Eel-Introduction/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:04:03 PDT
How to make a C.R.A.S.H. Space Store Front Music thwacker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-CRASH-Space-Store-Front-Music-t/
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 05:09:21 PDT
Red, White and Blue Pocket Kazooz http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-White-and-Blue-Pocket-Kazooz/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/V35C/GP7IFS2I/FZQV35CGP7IFS2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/V35C/GP7IFS2I/FZQV35CGP7IFS2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/V35C/GP7IFS2I/FZQV35CGP7IFS2I.SMALL.jpg motleyjust Like my previous pocket kazooz but in colors suitable for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, etc. Just follow the directions for http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Kazooz-in-my-pocket/ but use this picture to print onto cardstock. Make them and hand out to everyone for a holiday ...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:22:20 PDT
Blue Saxophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Saxophone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/40TG/GKLJ5M35/F7W40TGGKLJ5M35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/40TG/GKLJ5M35/F7W40TGGKLJ5M35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/40TG/GKLJ5M35/F7W40TGGKLJ5M35.SMALL.jpg emilycreates If you play an instrument you've probably seen those crazy colored ones that you can get. They have just about every color imaginable in every instrument. You can get a red trumpet, a purple flute, a blue saxophone, or whatever else you want. The only problem is that most companies that make the col...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:13:26 PST
Tootophone Sax and Trumpet http://www.instructables.com/id/Tootophone-Sax-and-Trumpet/
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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:17:30 PST
Tiny Tootophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Tootophone/
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Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:03:12 PST
Syringe Slide Whistle http://www.instructables.com/id/Syringe-Slide-Whistle/
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Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:19:50 PST
Hypotooter -- a mini-musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Hypotooter-a-mini-musical-instrument/
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Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:53:47 PDT
PVC Soprano Recorder http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Soprano-Recorder/
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Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:17:09 PDT
Styrofoam Harps http://www.instructables.com/id/Styrofoam-Harps/
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Sat, 16 Oct 2010 17:53:43 PDT
Styrofoam Maracas http://www.instructables.com/id/Styrofoam-Maracas/
Styrofoam Maracas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/CN5N/GF7B6746/FL6CN5NGF7B6746.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/CN5N/GF7B6746/FL6CN5NGF7B6746.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/CN5N/GF7B6746/FL6CN5NGF7B6746.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein These may look like baseball bats, but they are musical instruments -- maracas.  Maracas get their sound from many loose objects, such as seeds, inside a hollow container (such as a gourd).  It is usually on a stick handle.  These maracas are not better or worse than others -- just different.  Th...
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Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:42:47 PDT
Baby Bass Tootophone -- a reed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Bass-Tootophone-a-reed-instrument/
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Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:27:30 PDT
Replacing a String on a Cello http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-String-on-a-Cello/
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Fri, 9 Jul 2010 06:13:55 PDT
Cigar Box Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Guitar/
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Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:19:58 PST
Tic Tac Tunes - Now with Tic Tac Beat Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Tunes/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 05:37:12 PDT
How to memorize any sheet music http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-memorize-any-sheet-music/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:29:09 PDT
Make a giant vuvuzela http://www.instructables.com/id/Traffic-Cone-Warhorn/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:54:29 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
How to Make a Pianoforte, part 2, by W. H. Davies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pianoforte-part-2-by-W.-H.-Davies/
How to Make a Pianoforte, part 2, by W. H. Davies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/NP3O/FCAENJRK/FOKNP3OFCAENJRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/NP3O/FCAENJRK/FOKNP3OFCAENJRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/NP3O/FCAENJRK/FOKNP3OFCAENJRK.SMALL.jpg threesixesinarow This is from a series of articles by W. H. Davies of Liverpool published in The English Mechanic and World of Science in July and August, 1878. The first part is here. They can mostly be downloaded from Google Books but part of part 6 is missing. The vertically strung English sticker action upright ...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:55:31 PST
How to Make a Pianoforte, part 1, by W. H. Davies http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pianoforte-part-1-by-W.-H.-Davies/
How to Make a Pianoforte, part 1, by W. H. Davies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/TR4R/FCAENED5/FN6TR4RFCAENED5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/TR4R/FCAENED5/FN6TR4RFCAENED5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/TR4R/FCAENED5/FN6TR4RFCAENED5.SMALL.jpg threesixesinarow This is a series of articles by W. H. Davies of Liverpool published in The English Mechanic and World of Science in July and August, 1878. They can mostly be downloaded from Google Books but part of part 6 is missing. The vertically strung English sticker action upright piano Mr. Davies describes wa...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2008 08:52:08 PST
A Rule Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Rule-Organ/
A Rule Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/TMHZ/F68BDV84/F87TMHZF68BDV84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/TMHZ/F68BDV84/F87TMHZF68BDV84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/TMHZ/F68BDV84/F87TMHZF68BDV84.SMALL.jpg SteevAtBlueDust By taping thirteen rulers to a desk, each with a different amount of overhang, we have a rudimentary musical (?!?!?!?) instrument. So, how much overhang is necessary, how do we do it, and why? Well... If there's one piece of science that every kid knows, it's that twanging a ruler on the edge of th...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2007 04:45:27 PDT
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
Miniature Washtub Bass Made From Office Supplies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Washtub-Bass-Made-From-Office-Supplies!/
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Sun, 24 Jun 2007 00:28:32 PDT
Thumb Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Thumb-Piano/
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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:23:44 PDT