Re: Any books on building musical instruments?

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SouthernHemisphere
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36 posts since 21 Jan, 2017 from Freeport, Lucaya, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

Post Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:50 pm

I am a beginner at this.
I would love to learn how to build an musical instrument!
I am mostly into woodwind and keyboard and also wanting to build a musical instrument with water "sounds silly".
But wondering if you know any books or links that provide good information and you can tell me your experience on how you made an instrument or what caught your attention on building one?
But for me. I just want to spread and wide my mind more in the musical field having the knowledge "Like everyone else" wants to have. And I also want to be unique when building and have something that nobody else will never have. Sorry to sound pitty but yes. Haha.

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whyterabbyt
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27388 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Any books on building musical instruments?

Post Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:55 am

This site is mostly aimed at users of software plugins, and some hardware synths. The DIY forum is the best place for conversations about building your own gear, but again its far more focussed on synth and electronic technology.

viewforum.php?f=180

There are other websites out there which have that sort of thing as a focus that are probably far better resources for building acoustic instruments.

With regard to your 'water' notion, the singular resource for experimental instrument building is probably here:

http://www.oddmusic.com/


There are a lot of books out there on building specific instrument types, amazon will be your friend there. 'DIY instruments' would be a good starting point to search for there.

Bart Hopkin's books might also be useful.

http://barthopkin.com/books-cds/
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PatchAdamz
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4699 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Any books on building musical instruments?

Post Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:57 am

Here is a plethora of sites that focus on just that:

http://www.wannalearn.com/Crafts_and_Ho ... struments/

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KVRAF
1610 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: Any books on building musical instruments?

Post Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:43 pm

whyterabbyt wrote: Bart Hopkin's books might also be useful.
http://barthopkin.com/books-cds/
I would suggest http://barthopkin.com/books-cds/musical ... -design-2/ and http://barthopkin.com/books-cds/making- ... with-kids/, they really opened my eyes and ears.

Also Harry Partch's "Genesis of a Music".
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