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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to play the Melodica in this free music lesson video from a professional multi-instrument musician.
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.
A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane. This 3 part how to video teaches you how you can make an inexpensive mebranophone made from household items. All you need is a water bottle, a latex glove or vinyl glove or a balloon, and a straw. Learn how to make this fun musical instrument with this tutorial. This project is perfect for children. Construct a membranophone from a water bottle - 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:
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.
This lesson teaches some basics on how to set up the bridge, and a few technical exercises on how to play basic intervals on the lyre. I have tuned the lyre to the melodic minor mode, as the intervals here are much more simple and therefore easier to understand, than the much more exotic Eastern-sounding modes which the lyre can also be tuned to (eg the "Ahava Raba" mode, as discussed in previous lessons).
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.
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.