In this tutorial, we learn how to wear pipa nails on your fingers to play a pipa. First, place the nail on your natural nail with the bases matching up. After this, wrap the tape around your finger until it reaches the end. Then, press down on the tape to secure the nail. After you do this, continue to repeat the process for all of your nails. It should be easiest to start with the thumb nail and continue on down to the pinkie nail. do this for the opposite hand when finished with one, then y...
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!
If you're having a hard time reading music and sheet music, this tutorial is here to help. In the video you'll get a near eight minute lesson on what certain symbols mean and how to interpret them when they are on sheet music. It's eay to follow and will make life a bit more easier when playing music. Good luck and enjoy!
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 ...
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 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."
According to Wikipedia, to be called "the Stradivari" of any field is to be deemed the finest there is...
Take the best RPG of all time. Combine with the only instrument with invisible strings. And you have pure elf-worthy magic!
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.
This guy is teaching everyone how to whistle with his fingers. This technique uses two fingers, requires you to roll your tongue into a C shape, bottom lip loose and top lip firm and rolled. This is for optimal whistle sound and loudness.
Jew's harp, a single-tone archaic instrument. Siberian (Potkin's) species. Introduction lesson (about Jew's harp, positioning, making simple sounds). This is a basic instrument that you can buy at a novelty store or online. It's cheap and has a distinct sound.
Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for your music skills, with parts from RadioShack. Everybody's heard of them, but nobody has one or knows how to play one... a theremin. You could be the exception as you see how to build your very own optical theremin to play the air around you. Wait, this is optical which means you'll be making that beautiful music with light, like a flashlight.
This is a demonstration on how to play the Hurdy Gurdy, a medieval musical instrument, by Wyndebagge, at an English Heritage Living History event at Kenilworth Castle. A gurdy is a medieval word for your bottom and hurdy means turn, so swing your bottom, swing your pants. This is a dance instrument used for medieval raves. Impress your friends by surprising them with your secret talents of playing the hurdy gurdy! Play a hurdy gurdy.
Want to learn how to play the dulcimer? The dulcimer is a beautiful instrument of the zither family, that is often used in folk music. In this tutorial you can learn how to play a short piece called "Dave Sewell's Interlude" written for luthier, Dave Luthier. "Dave Sewell's Inetrlude" uses the chords D / / / DM7 / / / G6 / / / A7 / / /
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.
The songo drum beat pattern is an intricate and dynamic interaction of various rhythms. Learn a few variations for playing the songo drum beat pattern from a professional drum teacher in this free 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.
Watch this music how-to video to learn how to read musical notation or sight read. This instructional video is very detailed and includes types of notes, tempo, and the staff. Reading music will be easy once you've watched this helpful music notation tutorial video.
A Cuíca (pronounced KWEE-kah) is a Brazilian friction drum often used in samba music. This 3 part how to video will teach you to make a Cuíca with household objects. You will need a plastic or paper cup, string or twine, a paper clip and cloth. This is a perfect project for children. Make a Cuíca Brazilian percussive instument - Part 1 of 3.
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:
In this lesson, I'm going to show all you lovely "Levite Wannabes" out there, how to play the beautiful Shabbat melody, "Ma Tovu". The translation into English from the timeless Hebrew text of this haunting 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.
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.
In this Make Magazine podcast Bre Pettis makes a theremin from a kit by Harrison Instruments. A theremin is a super cool musical instrument invented in Russia in 1918.
A short introductory theremin lesson in mechanical stability, breath control, and pitch preview, also known as "pitch fishing," all of which help control the intonation of the theremin.