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The Musical Instrument Makers Forumthe Web's only interactive forum for the discussion of musical instrument construction, design and repair; welcoming builders of all instruments at any skill level from expert to wannabe. Also see our new BuzzFAQ: Dennis Havlena has instructions for building lots of low-cost instruments including hurdy-hurdy, kora, kalimba, tin whistle, banjo, bagpipe, etc.
Bet you never knew there was a ready-made didjeridu sold at K-Mart for 97 cents! Jon Tirone has several pages for the DIYer devoted to descriptions of repairing broken guitar necks; building a mandolin, electric guitars, and a banjo; and making pickups and other electronics.
Luis Angel Payno has a Spanish-language website devoted to short photo-essays accompanied by simple plans for making all sorts of mostly-Iberian musical instruments, from a wooden-shoe fiddle to a friction-drum to a cow-horn flageolet or maybe it's an ocarina.
The pictures and plans make his website well worth the visit even if you can't read Spanish. There are instructional pages on several bowed and plucked instruments, gourd instruments, whistles and flutes including a slide-whistle, noisemakers, a string drum accompanied by a longer article and more extensive instructions and plansreed instruments and instructions on reed-making, drums, and some bagpipes and chanters.
Some instruments are very simple, others very complex, if you have any woodworking or instrument making experience you'll find something there that you can build.
Bonny Lundin-Scheer's Crafty Music Teachers website has instructions for making a number of simple instruments to use in the classroom, including a bass marimba, rainstick, shakers, and key chimes. There are sound clips so you can hear the instruments. Some of these are simple enough for your students to make in the classroom.
Some very simple instruments you can make with kids scroll down. This image-heavy page on metal spinning will be of great use to wind builders, and to resophiles who want to spin their own cones.
There's also a page on forging your own tools. Still under construction, but worth a visit. French-language website with pictures and a few dimensions of string and wind instruments, as well as a few sound files.
Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage for a block of links to internal pages. Acoustician David Canright has several articles on, among other things, building a justly-tuned guitar. Robert Tedrow's webpages on building a concertina. The formatting really, really sucks - why so many people assume that everyone else owns a monitor the same resolution as theirs is beyond me, but if you have larger wide-screen monitor, or can handle the maddening irritation of having to scroll sideways several dozen times for each of the 12 pages, the web pages are detailed and very informative.
Donald Nichols has a website devoted to English concertinasincluding a page on reed tuningand a detailed tour of the inner workings of the English concertina. Here are some pages on mechanical speech synthesis: Voder audio samplesHistory and Development of Speech Synthesis.
The Mechanical Music Digest has a number of technical articles available online, covering such subjects as rebuilding a player reed organ long, and detailedbuilding a simple PVC organ pipe, and making a wooden organ pipe.
The Acoustical Society Of America has a number of astonishingly wide-ranging articles online, including some on the acoustics of musical instruments.Up-to-date for !-PDr has compiled a database of past and current medical school secondary essay prompts from past years to help you get a head start on your secondary applications.
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