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Non-Newtonian Fluid on a Speaker Cone by bendhoward (YouTube)
This science experiment demonstrates the power of sound vibration. "Corn starch [oobleck] is a shear thickening non-Newtonian fluid meaning that it becomes more viscous when it is disturbed." When disturbed by sound waves from a speaker cone it forms weird tendrils. We recommend using dubstep or other music requiring a subwoofer speaker.

Hawaiian ‘Uli ‘Uli musical gourd rattle
The ‘uli ‘uli starts as a small gourd that is hollowed out and filled with seeds, shells or pebbles.

Make Magazine is a great source for DIY projects. This links to Make Magazine's instructions for building a Drawdio!

Koka's Soundtrack Box No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo.
Homemade Music Box Produces A Host Of Strange Sounds [by Niko Ladze]
Niko Ladze built this bizarre little instrument for a feature film score.

Instrument Building & Repair

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Classical Music? If you've watched TV, you know more than you think you do!

"The Imperial March" by John Williams (Star Wars) "Hoedown" from Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo. George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

"O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

Possibly the most overused piece in television history.



"Vesti la giubbe" from Leoncavallo's opera I Pagliacci


Electronic Music Makers Resources

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