A close look at an alternative adaptive method for playing nonlinear theremins (theremins whose notes are not evenly spaced) such as the Moog Etherwave Standard theremin.
This video tutorial show how to make a recorder out of a carrot. Great fun musical instrument. Step 1:
They say you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Here's proof. This video will show you how you can make music by connecting a brain wave sensor to electronic music software. Using the Mindset EEG device, processing, and MIDI you can make a beat with your own brainwave frequencies.
And I bet you thought a cactus was only good for stinging. Presenting the dueling musical cacti, the Sting Boogie: AND... the Cactus Crackling Klangspiel: Ouch.
Is your family's dinner conversation making you more bored than the last time you visited your great Aunt Edna's sewing room and she gave you a two-hour tour? Then find a fun and creative way to get through dinner by checking out this video.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a kazoo out of a clothespin. This musical instrument can be made at home with just a few minutes. You will need: 2 rubber bands, a clothes pin, and tape. First, take the clothes pin apart and then take one side and wrap both ends with tape. Throw the metal part away, you won't need this anymore. Next, you will take this side and wrap a rubber band across it. Then, put the two flat sides together on top of the pin. Wrap a rubber band around the entire thi...
Your favorite band is probably one of your greatest emotional outlets, and many people spend their whole lives dreaming of hanging out backstage with the band that changed their life. Wait no longer. This video will give you some great tips to help you get backstage without a pass and party like a rockstar.
In this video, we learn how to read fiddle tablature. These will have an A part and a B part on them. You may see a repeat part along with a part that is written out more than once. A tablature shows what strings to play on and what finger to use instead of using notes. A "1" indicates putting the finger on the first string, and so on for the different numbers. Bar lines measure off a certain number of beats in each bar. Count the different beats and learn where the divided beats are so you k...
In this tutorial, we learn how to play a ghost catcher. First, you want to place your index finger on the top of the end of the ghost catcher, then use your other fingers to help hold it. Now, place your mouth on the other end of the instrument. You will pick the strings with your right hand and put the ghost catcher in the left corner of your mouth. Start strumming with your index finger, while still holding it with your other hand. Push your thumb the opposite way, going down instead of up....
In this tutorial, Andew "Tank" Lanning takes to the streets of South Africa for a step by step on how to blow that vuvuzela. So, get up and participate in the tradition by blowing your own horn this year at the FIFA World Cup finals. You'll want to save up your energy, though! South Africans play this horn for the FULL 90 minute game! Phew!
What are you doing this Cinco de Mayo? If you are celebrating this tequila filled holiday, you will no doubt have tons of fun with these maracas.
This Music & Instruments video tutorial shows how to properly roll guitar & mic cables. Master Doug from Tech Support demonstrates how to do this in this video. First remove all the kinks from the cable before rolling it. Put one end of the cable in one hand; say in the left hand and with the right hand make loops and place them in the left hand. Make sure you don’t entangle the cable while doing this. If the cable is longer, do this process by placing the cable on the ground. Make sure that ...
This is a video demonstrating how to properly coil a guitar cable. First some incorrect ways of folding the cable are shown. One should not wrap the cable around the forearm, pick it up in a ball, or wrap it like a lasso around the hand. The correct way is demonstrated by taking a section between the thumb and index finger, rolling the index finger toward you, then making another loop by rolling the index finger away from you. This process is repeated until the entire cable is coiled. Folding...
Forgive me, I am posting an ad. But Czech glass musician Petr Spatina is incredible. He achieves amazing range with just crystal glasses, water, and his extremely deft hands. He is really that good, check out these two vids shot on the street, not the best quality but amazing.
This video explains how to change a string of guzheng. The process is well described in the video with each and every steps clearly. The thing that is to be done is loosen the peg in a an anticlockwise direction using a tuning tool to remove the string. Thus remove it. If there is no string to begin with then loosen the tuning first before fitting a new string. Than take a new string and insert the pointed end through the hole from the back of the guzheng. To get it on other side pull it thro...
This is a strictly for fun and comical video tutorial that teaches you how to make a musical instrument specifically a "kazoo" with a gas mask. A kazoo is a wind instrument which adds a buzzing sound to a player's voice. This makes a creepy sound effect to a mask. You simply remove specific parts of the mask to turn it into a kazoo. The video also has a great finale where the performers use the kazoo masks to sing the acapella version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
We've seen the talented Diego Stocco's music from a tree and experibass. YouTube's Julian Smith now brings us something equally unusual. The combined sounds of an old Jeep Cherokee (slamming doors, pushing door locks, revving the engine, setting off the door alarm, etc) make a techno song.
Perpetuum Jazzile: a Slovenian choir that performs both jazz and popular music.
According to Wikipedia, "Sympathetic Resonance is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive string or vibratory body responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic likeness."
Diego Stocco is back (previously, the incredible Music From a Tree). This time Stocco has created the experibass:
According to Wikipedia, to be called "the Stradivari" of any field is to be deemed the finest there is...
Taxi drivers passing you by? The finger whistle may seem difficult, but with a little practice, and the pointers in this video tutorial, anyone can master it. Watch, practice, and you'll learn how to wolf whistle with the best of 'em.
MAKE and Collin Cunningham brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.
Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument. Pick a musical instrument with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.
So you want to learn to play music but not sure which of the thousands of instruments is right for you? no problem. Here are a few that might tickle the musical bone in your body.
How to play the tambura; get professional tips and instruction from an expert on playing stringed instruments and lyres in this free music lesson video series.
A cue shows an entrance for a player or whole section. Learn about ways in which conductors cue orchestra members in this free conducting lesson from an experienced conductor. Know the cues in conducting an orchestra - Part 1 of 30.
String instruments make up a large part of many orchestras and include the violins, violas, cellos and double bass. Learn all about the characteristics and history of string instruments with tips from a composer in this free music video series.
The roots of the sitar extend back 2000 years, with the modern sitar originating in the Middle Ages. Learn to play the sitar from an authentically trained player in this free sitar video lesson.
In this lesson, we learn how to play the beautiful Shabbat Evening melody to "Shalom Aleichem"(Peace be Upon You) on the
Learn how to play the most famous of ALL ancient Jewish melodies on King David's Lyre; "Hatikvah" - "The Hope" This ancient melody was later to be made the official National Anthem of Israel.
In this lesson,you will learn how to play one of the most famous of ALL Jewish songs; "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem". The transliteration from Hebrew, and the translation into English of the words of this song is as follows:
Learn how to play one of the most beautiful songs, traditionally sang at Yom Kippur/Rosh Hashana, called "Avinu Malkeinu" (Our Father, Our King):
In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to play on the lyre, the traditional melody usually sang to "Adon Olam"(Lord of the World); one of the beautiful closing hymns sang at the end of a traditional Shabbat Service.
In this lesson, I am going to demonstrate, for the 1st time in 3000 years, how to play traditional Jewish Klezmer music on a replica of King David's Lyre!
The Naked Brothers Band's manager offers some tips on how to be a great band manager. Rock out with the Naked Brothers Band!
The Naked Brothers Band teaches you how to rock with good stage presence. Rock out with the Naked Brothers Band!
Watch to learn how to build a ghetto talkbox with some simple household tools (plumbing supplies, pc speaker, and a toilet plunger).
Learn the names and patterns of some typical Greek buzuki (bouzouki) rhythms like the tamiko, kalamatiano, zembekiko, and ipirotika.
Emulate the theremin musical instrument using I-CubeX sensor technology. In this video, a Touch sensor and ReachClose sensor are used, together with an I-CubeX digitizer - all avaliable in one I-CubeX StarterPack.