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Post by akfackenthal00 » November 1st, 2012, 3:15 pm

a harp sounds good... :D i think i might try that to.

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Post by Csunshine27 » November 6th, 2012, 2:32 pm

I'm thinking of making a ukulele. What type of strings should I use? I was thinking violin, but I'm not completely sure. :?:
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Post by retired1 » November 6th, 2012, 2:45 pm

Csunshine27 wrote:I'm thinking of making a ukulele. What type of strings should I use? I was thinking violin, but I'm not completely sure. :?:
Why not ukulele strings. Cheap ones are plastic. You might use guitar strings, but they cost more. 1 string might be long enough for two instruments.

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Post by foreverphysics » November 6th, 2012, 2:52 pm

Csunshine27 wrote:I'm thinking of making a ukulele. What type of strings should I use? I was thinking violin, but I'm not completely sure. :?:
Violin strings are terrible for plucking. I can tell you this because I play violin. Extensively. You never want to play a guitar song on a violin. I mean, pizzicato is different, but overall plucking? No. Just...no.
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Post by Csunshine27 » November 6th, 2012, 2:58 pm

retired1 wrote:
Csunshine27 wrote:I'm thinking of making a ukulele. What type of strings should I use? I was thinking violin, but I'm not completely sure. :?:
Why not ukulele strings. Cheap ones are plastic. You might use guitar strings, but they cost more. 1 string might be long enough for two instruments.
I don't think ukulele strings are in the right range.
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Post by Swagner » November 8th, 2012, 1:00 pm

anyone have any idea on how to biuld a woodwind instrument?? I do have the incredibly popular PVC xylophone, and your basic string intrumet ideas but I really wnt to know how to biuld even a recorder, or at least some vague ideas.
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Post by TheOpossum » November 9th, 2012, 10:15 am

This is my first year in science olympiad and am doing this event. I am thinking about making a xylophone. I don't know which would complement it nicely.

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Post by knittingfrenzy18 » November 13th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Alright guys...imma make a woodwind instrument. Not telling what. ;)

Anyways I wanna use PVC pipe but my mom says it's toxic, and she doesn't want me putting my mouth on it. I think it only is toxic when warmed up and giving off fumes, right? What do I tell her so that I can use this material...
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Post by ttboy99 » November 14th, 2012, 2:55 pm

I've been playing violin and other string instruments for years, and have to wonder how hard a violin is to make. It looks like it would be quite complicated, but then again I've never tried. Anyone tried this and have advice?

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Post by Csunshine27 » November 15th, 2012, 6:52 pm

ttboy99 wrote:I've been playing violin and other string instruments for years, and have to wonder how hard a violin is to make. It looks like it would be quite complicated, but then again I've never tried. Anyone tried this and have advice?
Originally my partner and I tried to make a legit violin, but soon realized that curving the wood would for the frame would be pretty hard. So we made a cigar box ukulele instead. It worked pretty well, and there are alot of websites on it.
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