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|Author:||ma_headphone [ Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:51 pm ]|
|Post subject:||DIY bamboo flutes|
I hope I'm writing to the correct board. I found this forum by browsing on the internet and it seemed to have a nice and active community.
I don't have much experience with flutes other than the plastic recorder I had at school. However, I'm interested in music and musical instruments, and few days ago I decided to try build myself a transversal bamboo flute.
I've been reading a bit about the topic and I came to the conclusion that I would build something similar to the chinese "dizi".
I found these sites quite useful for calculating the right proportions:
My flute is in the key of B, these are the details:
Units of measurement: cm
Inside Diameter 1.2 Wall Thickness 0.15
distance from end: 32.285000000000004
frequency: 932.33 A#
frequency: 830.61 G#
frequency: 739.99 F# 5
frequency: 659.26 E 5
frequency: 622.25 D# 5
frequency: 554.37 C# 5
end of flute
frequency: 493.88 B 4
I managed to build it (i had some problems smoothening out the inner nodes though), and I can play notes on it, even though I don't have experience with this kind of embrochure.
My problem is, I can play quite well the higher notes (A#5, G#5, F#5), but when I try to play the lower notes I have problems to get the sound right. It feels almost easier to play on the higher octaves.
I will try to make my blowing technique more precise in the next days, but I wonder, did build my flute in the wrong way? Would it help to make the inside part more smooth, of modify the embrochure?
Thanks in advance!
|Author:||highwood [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:55 am ]|
|Post subject:||Re: DIY bamboo flutes|
It feels almost easier to play on the higher octaves.
...possibly because it is?
Which is probably because the ID of 1.2 cm is a bit on the small size for a B Flute - smaller id => weaker, or even nonexistent low notes, too big ID => hard or impossible to play high notes
Of course it could be something else!
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