101 uses for glass bottles (the sound version!)

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101 uses for glass bottles (the sound version!)

Post: #81419 Super.Niki
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:18 am

This is slightly cheeky... because I'll be using at as research for uni, so I hope no-one minds... but, it could also be a fun activity for those with children/grandchildren! :lol:

101 uses... or ways to make sound from glass bottles?

1. blowing
2. tapping
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Post: #81420 Milims
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:14 am

3 Put some rice/lentils or something in it, put the lid on and shake it.

(Just a wee point of H&S - is it ok to use glass bottles with kids?)

4 Fill it up with beer or wine - drink (lots of) it - and sing using bottle as microphone! :cooldude: :lol:
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Post: #81441 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:22 am

5. Put empty bottle onto mic. Sing into other end for strange effects. (don't ask me how i know...).

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Post: #81442 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:24 am

6. Put bottle in front of speaker. Get people to try to smash it - opera style.

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Post: #81443 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:28 am

7. Attach bottles to string (probably easiest with Grolsch bottles - they've got holes in the neck already). Let them bang together a'la those little bells.

8. Fill grolsch bottles with something fizzy, shake and then pop the top for popping noise and fizzing noise (followed, if you're a good shot, by shout!) BE VERY CAREFUL DOING THIS - THE TOPS CAN FLY OFF!!!!

Can't think of anything else now..the roll seems to have run out.

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Post: #93912 SarahJane
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:47 pm

Drop it. :lol:

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Post: #93949 old tree man
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:41 pm

9. Drink the wine first send the corks to nev :mrgreen: for his hat then fill the bottle with coloured gravel put a home made candle in the top light it and and then open another bottle to celebrate the first home made light and repeat till you are unable to light the candle :drunken:
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Post: #94075 MKG
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:49 pm

Ooooh. Good one.

I wonder what would happen if you used the bottle as a variable bridge for a variable vibrating string.

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Post: #94545 Andy Hamilton
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:40 pm

the.fee.fairy wrote:5. Put empty bottle onto mic. Sing into other end for strange effects. (don't ask me how i know...).


ala Candy flip a band from the late 80's early 90's who covered strawberry fields.

11. Cut the bottom off (I think you can do this with cotton wrapped around it and burning it or something. then tap it on a firegrate or whatever, so the sound echos from the new hole up out the little hole.
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