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postheadericon How to Build a Stage

How to Build a Stage

Three Parts:Preparing for the BuildConstructing the FrameFinishing the StageCommunity Q&A Building a stage can provide be a great addition to a playroom, or provide an elevated platform for a performance. By combining multiple stage platforms, you can build a stage in any shape or size you desire. Using a few basic tools and some lumber from your local home improvement store, it is possible to create a sturdy stage that will last for years. Part 1 Preparing for the Build 1 Gather the tools you will need to build your…

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How to Build a Theatre Flat

Two Methods:Broadway FlatHollywood FlatCommunity Q&A Theatre flats, or scenery flats, are placed at the back and sides of a stage and painted to provide a background for the performance. Flats come in two styles. A Broadway flat is made by stretching canvass over a frame to create a one-dimensional background. A Hollywood flat is made by turning the boards on their edges to make a three-dimensional, boxlike frame. Each type is uniform in size and design so they can be stacked together and stored in a small space. You can…

postheadericon How to Build a Simple Cigar Box Guitar

How to Build a Simple Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar box guitars are nothing new but there has been a resurgence in the art of building and playing them. From the mid 1800’s until early 1900s, cigar box and home built guitars have been made by budding musicians who generally came from poor rural areas. The blues is typically associated with these fascinating instruments. They have shown up in many areas of the US, mainly in the deep south to the Carolinas. Some have been seen as far north as Virginia and Pennsylvania as those who could not afford…

postheadericon How to Build a Rock CD Collection

How to Build a Rock CD Collection

Do you love Rock n’ Roll? Has it been a long time since you’ve rock n’ Rolled? Are you an inspired musician? What ever your story is here’s how to get started on a Rock CD collection. 1 Find your style. First you must decide what kind of rock you will be collecting. Whether its Punk Rock, classic Rock, or alternative or maybe even all of these find your range. 2 Use iTunes You can look up your specific styles on iTunes by using iTunes Essentials. Sample to the whole…

postheadericon How to Build a Jazz Improvisation

How to Build a Jazz Improvisation

One Methods:Focus on ImprovisationCommunity Q&A You might know how to solo, and may be very good at it… for a couple of bars. But if it doesn’t go anywhere, the listener quickly loses attention. Here are a few steps to help you avoid this… 1 Don’t give the improvisation everything you’ve got straight away- start it simple and relaxed, and give it somewhere to go. 2 Try building upon a motif/idea- for example, a simple rhythmic or melodic phrase that is repeated, and then slowly altered in a manner which…

postheadericon How to Build a Loyal Fanbase for Your Music

How to Build a Loyal Fanbase for Your Music

Many unsigned musicians in the world are creating great music, but have no idea of how to reach a wider audience. This article is here to help you do that successfully and let your potential listeners listen to your music. 1 Make sure your product is worth promoting. This is a fairly obvious one. Make sure your ‘product’ (in this instance, your song/EP/album etc.) is up to scratch. It should sound professional and unique. 2 Prepare your online presence. This doesn’t always resonate with many unsigned artists, but it is…

postheadericon How to Build a Great Jazz Collection

How to Build a Great Jazz Collection

The way one learns about jazz is to listen to it often and open-mindedly. To build a jazz collection just takes some basic guidelines and tips (like the ones below). People can read books on the music or pore over music reviews, but to get the most out of jazz, you have to sit down, close your eyes, and let the music take hold of your senses. This article distinguishes between jazz and “smooth jazz,” which is a pop-jazz hybrid receiving attention of late but which fails to sustain the…

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How to Build a Float

Building a float for the local holiday parade is one of those projects which require careful planning, teamwork, design, and lots of effort. Get your materials and helpers together before you dive into the project for a successful venture. 1 Contact the Parade Organizers. Many times, the parade committee will have resources to help you build your float. They should also have entry information (time to be at the formation area, insurance waivers, vehicle or decorating requirements) and the rules and regulations to ensure a safe parade. 2 Choose the…

postheadericon How to Build a Fort for Warrior Roleplaying

How to Build a Fort for Warrior Roleplaying

So, you want to roleplay using the book Warriors. But, you need to try to set up camp first. So grab your roleplaying buddy and get goin’! 1 First, you need to make up your clan name. This can be anything! Like, Dustclan, Rainclan, Frostclan, LeafClan, MoonClan, StormClan, BlossomClan, etc. Get creative and use your imagination to come up with a unique Clan name. 2 Pick the clan that you and your friend will live in. 3 Make up a name or take one from the books for both of…

postheadericon How to Build a Drum Set

How to Build a Drum Set

All ready buy a drum kit or drum set but don’t know how to arrange it properly? Here is some steps to guide you in building your own personal set. 1 Design your drum kit. Before buying any parts or putting anything together, make a complete plan for your kit. First, decide how many drums you want, along with the depth and diameter of each drum. At the least, you will want a snare drum and a bass drum, but adding a few toms will round out your kit. You…