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News : The Monster Tubulum

There's been a proliferation of pitched PVC xylophones in recent times, but a lot of them end up being somewhat cumbersome when it comes to actually get good sound quality. This guy has come up with the solution by making strange drum skins over the ends of the pipes. The resu ...more

How To : 10 Clever Ways to Cook Out Without a Grill

Whether it's the start, middle, or end of summer, it's prime-time grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, however, it may seem as if half your summer plans of swimming by the pool while stuffing hot dogs in your face could be ruined. But have no fear as all is ...more

How To : Diagnose washing machine bearings

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fix and diagnose your appliance. These videos are for information purposes only. A qualified and proficient engineer should be employed to replace any faulty parts on your domestic appliance. Checking to see i ...more

How To : Compose a drum beat or loop in FL Studio

This FL Studio tutorial details how to compose a basic drum beat or loop. FL Studio, formerly known as Fruity Loops is a music production interface for the pc. This lesson shows how one would go about making a song in FL Studio.

How To : Play tabla drum basic techniques

The tabla is a popular Indian drum used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. In this how to video you will learn basic techniques of playing the tabla. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing the tabla ...more

How To : Replace drum brakes with disc brakes on a 79 F150

A complete step by step automotive installation video on how to change a '79 F150 truck from drums to rear disc brakes. Disc brakes are newer technology that provide more stopping power and easier maintenance than older drum brakes. If you have a Dana 70 (1979 F150), bring it ...more

How To : Group tracks in Logic Pro

In this audio editing software tutorial Connor Smith will show you how to group tracks in Logic Pro. Specifically, learn how to group drum tracks to prepare them for editing in Logic. Remember, you want to group things that are already similar so as you edit, you can edit them ...more

How To : Dance the drum and bass step x-outing

Finally, the DRUM AND BASS STEP X-OUTING TUTORIAL. - Learn Step - X-Outing Base - Leg Lift - Leg Lift 2 - Side Leg Lift - Twister - Sticking And thats it. Do the drum and bass step X-outing tutorial. Enjoy. Master your Drum and bass (aka d&b, DnB, dnb, d'n'b, drum n bass, drum ...more

How To : Dance the drum and bass X-Step Training

First Part of the Drum and Bass Tutorial 1 - X-Step Training. (Video Chapter 1) - Learning Step - Basic X-Step - Front/Back Movement - Leg Lift Movement Click on Video Chapter 2 for step 2: - Learning Step 1 - Learning Step 2 - Movements - Another Move Have fun and keep ste ...more

How To : Edit drums in Logic Pro

This audio editing software tutorial will show you two different types of editing in Logic Pro. First, Connor Smith shows how to edit multitrack drums in a group (to fix timing of hits) in Logic Pro. Then he covers how to ungroup your drums and take out pops, clicks (etc.) on ...more

How To : Play "Back in Black" by ACDC on the drums

In this video tutorial, DRUM! Magazine music editor Wally Schnalle demonstrates how to play "Back in Black" by ACDC on the drums. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate drum players, drummers of all skill levels can play along. Take a look and learn how to play "AC ...more

Minecraft : Musical Wonderland

Have you ever wanted to ride a rollercoaster while listening to Lady Gaga? Or have the Star Wars theme auto-play when you enter your house? You can with Minecraft. Search Youtube for a popular song + Minecraft, and chances are there will be a video for it! Minecraft gives pla ...more

News : Trade in Your Grill for Japanese LED Teeth

In the far away land of Japan, gold is out, glow-in-the-dark is in. LED "grills" were recently conceived of by two Japanese designers/hackers for a winter advertising event at clothing store Laforet Harajuku. The LED teeth attachments quickly became a hot item. Foreseeably, on ...more

How To : Play the dhol drum

The dhol is a drum or percussive instrument, widely used in Bangladesh , India and Pakistan, usually the Punjab region, the Indian/Pakistani province of Punjab, Maharastra and Gujarat. This 4 part video is an introduction to the dhol and how to begin to play this ancient doubl ...more

How To : Make a drum loop with MIDI on Pro Tools

This video shows a quick and easy way to create a drum loop using "MIDI MERGE". A stereo instrument track with expand 2 is used here. First, select a track, expand 2, and select session drums (you can take any other track) for the patch and also create a "click track" which wi ...more

How To : Make a Fake Identity

Inspiration for tutorial: Foxtrot's "How to Trap a Tracker" If you have been following my past tutorials, (and it's fine if you haven't,) you would know how much social engineering and doxing I do. During these moments when we are convincing people that we are a different per ...more

How To : Replace drum brake shoes on a 2001 Honda Odyssey

Some of you out there actually own a Honda Odyssey, and if you do, you may be in desperate need of some new drum brake shoes. In this video, Eric shows you how easy it is to remove and replace drum brake shoes on a 2001 Odyssey. There's some good info on drum brake servicing, ...more

How To : Properly smoke a hookah and enjoy flavored tobacco

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly smoke a hookah and enjoy flavored tobacco. Begin by putting the tobacco into the hookah bowl. Then cover the hookah bowl with some tin foil. Put it over the bowl and press down on the edges to form a drum. Smooth the edges ...more

How To : Play snare drums for beginners

In this series of video music lessons, expert drummer Alex Kasmirov demonstrates several tips for playing the snare drum. You’ll learn tips on choosing drum sticks, cross stick techniques, how to hit rim shots and how to build dynamics in drumming. You'll also learn tips on ho ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Use the Ultrabeat drum machine in Logic 8

Creating drum beats is a crucial part of making a great song. Learn how to use Logic Pro 8 Ultrabeat drum machine feature to create and mix your recordings in this free music production tool tutorial from a professional audio engineer. Part 1 of 16 - How to Use the Ultrabeat d ...more

How To : Replace a Dryer's Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse in your dryer is a safety device designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. The fuse is heat sensitive and when the dryer becomes too hot it will blow. If the fuse has blown then the dryer will either stop working or there will be no heat when the drum is ...more

How To : Play the Indian tabla drum

The tabla is a popular Indian drum used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. This 11 part how to video teaches you the basics of playing the tabla. Watch these tutorials and you will be playing this Indian ...more

How To : Play hip hop beats on piano

Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percus ...more

How To : Make a Djembe African hand drum

Fallou Sy Somone of Senegal West Africa shows how to make a homemade Djembe hand drum. He uses animal hide and shows the technique in two steps. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a Djembe African hand drum. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a Djembe African hand drum.

How To : Build a Cool Fire Pit! Too Easy.

How to build an outdoor, homemade fire pit out of an old washing machine drum! It looks great and works fantastic. Fire pits are conventionally made from stone or bricks and as the name suggests, are made into a pit in the ground. The fire pit that l have just built is a littl ...more

How To : Beatbox Tutorial - The Basics

This video teaches the bare basic sounds and gives you some beats to practice. Online metronome - http://www.metronomeonline.com/ To make the sounds Kick drum -- Make a "buh" sound. It's like saying "boo" without the "oo". Build up pressure behind your lips to make it loude ...more

How To : Play a Bo Diddley beat on the drums

Hey, Bo Diddley! In this installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson demonstrates how to play the famous Bo Diddley beat on your drumset.

How To : Play a basic conga drum sequence

In this video are the Afro-Cuban Percussion Class at Grossmont College, with instructor Manny Cepeda to show us how to play a Meringue rhythm on the Conga Drums. He starts off with a slow beat by beat demonstration and then moves on to a faster beat. The camera changes the vie ...more

How To : Play Conga drums

Conga drums are a huge part of Latin music and Afro-Caribbean music. Learn how to play the conga drum with basic Latin music rhythms in this free music lesson video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play Conga drums. Play Conga drums - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this vid ...more

News : Rigging a Fiddler Crab

Fiddler crabs are great bait for many Florida fish but most widely used to catch sheepshead. A small hook is needed when using these small crabs as bait, a size 1 - 1/0 is best for this. Insert hook Insert the hook behind the rear legs and push the hook through wh ...more

How To : Humanize your drum patterns in FL Studio

You can get the best acoustic drum kit ever made and it can still sound artificial and computer-ish. Unless you watch and learn from this tutorial. Check it out and learn to humainze your drum patterns in Fruity Loops (FL Studio).

News : Knoxville Picks Prank Contest Honorable Mentions

Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass boys have finally returned from their whirlwind world tour promoting Jackass 3D. Along with their return comes the long-awaited Honorable Mentions for the Jackass 3D Prank Contest. So, straight from the source, a note from Knoxville: As you kn ...more

How To : Spin drumsticks

Watch this three-part instructional video to twirl drumsticks with ease. Why not take some time in between band practices to learn a great concert trick. These step-by-step guidelines will teach you how to spin drumsticks without fail. Twirl your drumsticks at your next drum s ...more

How To : Tune a kick drum in FL Studio 9

In this clip, learn how to tune your kick drum using FL Studio 9 on your computer. You will learn how to tune your kicks and make them sound better when played melodically. So, check out this tutorial and try it out on your own version of Studio to start making beautiful music ...more

How To : Hum While Beatboxing

Humming while beatboxing is one of the most important techniques to pick up if you're planning to cover popular songs. It's also a key element for singing and beatboxing, but that's for another tutorial. Here, I'll teach you how to hum while beatboxing by explaining exactly ho ...more

How To : Use RockBand drums in GarageBand to record beats

How to set up the RockBand drum kit for the Xbox360 to work with GarageBand. It will act as a basic Midi Controller through Musical Typing. I have used it to trigger drums kits but you could use it to trigger other things. There are 2 small pieces of software needed to make it ...more

How To : Play basic drum beats for different types of music

There are countless types of drum beats for every musical style and genre. Learn a few basic beats for different types of music with tips from a drumming instructor in this free music lesson video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play basic drum beats for different types of music ...more

How To : Tune up the rear brakes on a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Create a zoetrope

For a fun novelty project, try making a zoetrope at home. * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of white paper 20" x 1.5" tall * A strip of black paper 20" x 3" tall * Glue, rubber cement or tape * A craft knife * A pencil * A ruler * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of whit ...more

How To : Do drum music for the Chinese Lion Dance

In these lion dance video instruction clips, learn about the music of the Southern style Chinese New Year Lion Dance and how it influences and directs the ceremony. Listen to the cymbals and drums as the Buddha puts the lion through its paces, taunting him with his fan. Learn ...more

How To : Make a hip hop beat in FL Studio

In this video we learn how to make a hip hop beat in FL Studio. First, load up your drum sounds from the browser to the interface. After this, change the hits on the drums to make the beat sound different. Edit how high the volume is on the snare drum and then change the ghost ...more

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