How to Make Cool (but Weird) Sounds With Your Guitar

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How to make sounds with your guitar and a pearl drum key.

Step 1: Materials.

This list is pretty long so pay attention.

- Guitar (doesnt matter what kind)

- Drum key (I use a Pearl Key)

Step 2: Step One

This is hard to explain without a camera so I will try my best.

Take the long flat end of the key (the part with the pearl label) and lay it over all the strings.

Step 3: Slide

Just slide the key around and it makes some weird noises.

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    12 Discussions

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    2xlbu4u

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Stock photos. Do You work for Pearl? Looks kinda phishy to me.

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    rockadio101

    7 years ago on Introduction

    n-i-c-e that spells nice guitar and lol in the material info(ok this list is pritty long so pay atension)when thers only 2 things you say its log lol

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    andrewc9

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I think I saw something like that once and I think it's called a guitar slide.

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    Rev-7845

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You know, you can use a Whammy bar to make those noises

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    berky93

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I have a strong feeling this instructable stemmed from a very bored person in a music room. am I right?

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    andi456berky93

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yep. Played my guitar yesterday for about 5 min, got bored and took the key from my drum set.

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    kneecapsandi456

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    this is just like using a slide. a slide is just a tube made from metal, ceramics, glass, etc, and it fits around ur finger. usually the middle but some people rfer other fingers. serac it on youtube

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    gerareptile

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i have used a botleneck, a lighter, a can of beer before drinking it, a drum stick, a tequila shoot glass, a fork, a silver ring, when i was between 9 and 15 years old, an your coul wet weirder noises with a remote controller, or with a cell phone ringing,

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    This is basically a guitar steel or a low-class slide. Try looking into Delta Blues style guitar if you want to learn to play music with this technique.