If I had to guess, percussion instruments were probably the first musical devices invented by man. Create your own instrument with some inspiration from these projects.Continue Reading
Drums are great, simple instruments to build. Ryan Hollywood decided to make this excellent drum out of assorted scrap wood.Continue Reading
Anyone can build their own PVC pipe instrument with just a little plumbing and carpentry knowledge.
Unfortunately, getting people to hear you play it is a different story.Continue Reading
A wooden xylophone would be a fun addition to a covered spot in the backyard or front porch! Instructables user dirtydiaperchanger shares his build tutorial.Continue Reading
A “cajón” is an Afro-Peruvian percussion instrument that consists, essentially, of a box with at least one thin plywood “playing face.” The other five sides are commonly made of thicker plywood, and most designs feature a sound hole cut in the face opposite the playing face.Continue Reading
Made from a bicycle rim, a length of corrugated plastic hose, a bunch of BBs, and a cymbal stand by Instructables user rhoddity.Continue Reading
Important to remember – interesting sounds need not originate from complex devices. I have a bunch of bowed cymbal sounds in my library and they have always intrigued me as I understood how they were created but had never bothered to actually try myself, despite having a drum kit (the ultimate stress reliever!) with some […]Continue Reading