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How To: Build a didgeridoo with PVC

These are simple instructions on how to construct a PVC didgeridoo. You must work in a well ventilated area as you are dealing with heat and PVC fumes. You need a heat gun, pipe clamp, screwdriver, pipe cutter, dremel, PVC pipe, buffing bit and bucket of water. This is a detailed process of digeridoo making.

How To: Whistle like a mourning dove

This video demonstrates how to whistle like a mourning dove using nothing but your hands and mouth. To do this, just place one hand on top of the other, put your thumbs together and blow through your thumbs.

How To: Play the Native American kiowa flute

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the Native American kiowa flute. This is a very easy flute to play and has a very melodic sound to it. It is a double chambered flute and has soft and sensitive tones. There are knots that separate the chambers of the flute from each other. You will place your fingers on top of the different holes as you are blowing into the flute to make different sounds come out. When the air splits, you will hear different sounds coming out and can learn the notes tha...

How To: Play "My Tribute" on pan-flute

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to play "My Tribute" on your pan-flute. This instructional video features a note-by-note transcription; knowledge of the letter note of each pipe is required. Soon you'll be playing "My Tribute" beautifully on your pan-flute.

How To: Play flute scales in A flat (Ab)

In this series of videos, learn more about playing the flute in the key of Ab from our expert. An experienced player, she first teaches you about what a musical scale is and and how a flute actually sounds. You will learn scales easily by watching these videos and also learn how to play chords on the flute.

How To: Play your first tone or note on the flute

You've just received your first flute! Now how to play it? This video starts by demonstrates the correct way to handle your flute and separate the mouthpiece from the body of the instrument. Then you're shown the proper technique for blowing into the mouth piece to get your first music tone or note. It's just like a whistle!

How To: Play the flute for beginners

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the flute for beginners. To make a sound, you will put the hole directly onto your lips and make the shape of the hole with your lips. Then blow into the hole, trying different positions with your lips. You will place your fingers on the different key holes, and remove your fingers depending on what notes you want to play. You will press down keys on the sides to change the air sound as well. You will start out learning the different keys and notes, then...

How To: Build a pipe organ chair

It's a chair. It's a musical instrument. Eureka! Techno-guru Brian of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 builds a pipe organ chair, a (very) old-school invention that you can play just by sitting down. Sit back and enjoy this silent movie DIY!

How To: Play the tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to hold and play the tin whistle. This video is intended for people who have never played the tin whistle before. This helpful how-to video will teach you all you need to know to get started playing the tin whistle.

How To: Play the didgeridoo

Learn how to play the Australian didgeridoo with basic and advanced techniques such as proper embouchure and circular breathing with expert instrument instruction in this free online music video series about Australian instruments.

How To: Play a hit on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial to learn how to play a hit, the easiest and most common type of Irish ornamentation, on a tin whistle. Even first-time tin whistle players will find this video helpful. You'll be able to play hits on your tin whistle in no time after watching this instructional video.

How To: Play a native American flute

When Werner John was introduced to a small wooden flute at age 11 it was love at first note! He has been playing for over 40 years. The Native American flute is a wonderful instrument, it sounds great, it's physically beautiful, but the best part about it is how easy it is to play. I've sold about 800 flutes to people all over the northeast in the last 16 years or so and no one has ever came back for more than three lessons. That says a lot about an instrument that people just pick up and mak...

How To: Play jazz saxophone

In these saxophone video lessons, our expert will show you how to get started playing jazz sax, one of the most popular, and most experimental, styles of saxophone playing. Here's everything you need to get started on jazz sax, including tips and techniques on saxophone improvisation, playing jazz saxophone licks, and saxophone scales and chords.

How To: Play the roll on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play a more difficult type of ornamentation, the roll, on a tin whistle. The roll takes a lot of practice to learn, and it is a combination of the cut and the hit. Tin whistlers will find this how-to video very helpful in learning how to play a roll on a tin whistle.

How To: Play "The Dawning of the Day" on tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play "The Dawning of the Day" on the tin whistle and review basic hand position. This video is directed toward beginning tin whistlers. You'll be playing "The Dawning of the Day" on your tin whistle in no time after you've watched this helpful how-to video.

How To: Make a carrot ocarina

Check out this instructional ocarina video that shows you how to make a carrot ocarina. This video is in Japanese with English subtitles. This video is great for Zelda enthusiasts and anyone who can appreciate the art of ocarina playing. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this ocarina tutorial and learn how to make a carrot ocarina that will impress your music friends!

How To: Play "The Boys of Blue Hill" on tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play a common Irish hornpipe, "The Boys of Blue Hill," on the tin whistle. This instructional video is intended for intermediate whistlers who are able to pick up songs just by listening. Intermediate tin whistlers will see their technique improve after watching this helpful how-to video and learning how to play "The Boys of Blue Hill" on tin whistle.

How To: Play flute scales in A Major

In this series of videos, learn more about playing the flute in the key of A major from our expert. An experienced player, she first teaches you about what a musical scale is and and how a flute actually sounds. You will learn scales easily by watching these videos and also learn how to play chords on the flute.

How To: Make a membrane pipe from CPVC

This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a membrane pipe out of CPVC. The pipework is all 3/4" and 1/2" CPVC pipe and 3/4" CPVC adaptors (T-joint, coupling, cap). You can use 1/2" O.D. vinyl tubing for the mouthpiece, a piece of a Meijer grocery bag for the membrane, and some masking tape to create the bottom seal and to try to fix the pitch of some of the fingerholes. The pipe creates a very clear, clean sound that reminiscent of a clarinet or Scottish smallpipes. To get started building...

How To: Play "Annie's Song" on a Native American flute

In this two-part video lesson, yo u'll learn how to play John Denver's "Annie's Song" on the Native American flute. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Play the recorder with Mrs. Hill

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play a recorder. The mouthpiece of the recorder goes onto your bottom lip and in front of your bottom teeth. Do not bite on it. You rest your mouth on it. Only the tip of the mouthpiece goes in your mouth. When you blow on the recorder, blow with a steady air stream with a small amount of air. Squeaking is caused when you blow too hard and if you finger are not covering the holes completely. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested ...

How To: Play the didgeridoo for beginners

Interested in learning how to play the didgeridoo? If so, this video lesson may prove a good place to begin. This tutorial will walk you through the rudiments of didgeridoo playing, including tonal techniques for varying the pitch, volume and timbre of your didge. For more information, and to get started playing didgeridoo yourself, watch this helpful video tutorial.

How To: Practice high end exercises on the sax

This is a demonstration of High End exercises on the saxophone. This exercise involves the last five notes on the top, starting from B up to a high F and back down. There are also different combinations. This tutorial video is great for beginners and advanced sax players. Check out this instructional sax video that shows you how to practice these high end exercises and improve your saxophone playing skills!