FLUTECRAFT: An Artisan's Guide to Bamboo Flutemaking
FLUTECRAFT is an indispensible aide for the aspiring flutemaker.
This manual on the art of making bamboo flutes was originally
published in 1976 and has since become a classic. It is a "hands-on"
book written clearly and concisely with great attention to detail.
A basic understanding of flute acoustics provides the foundation
for a step-by-step discourse on how to make and accurately tune
the transverse (side-blown) bamboo flute. Chapters on physics
of the flute are written for the layman and consider the effects
of design parameters on pitch, range and tonal quality of the
instrument. Working with bamboo is dealt with from start to finish.
Where to get it, how to select it, cutting, boring, making and
placing finger holes, fashioning the mouthpiece, tuning, binding
and finishing are all discussed. Appendices are included with
cover bamboo flute repair, tips on the business aspects of the
craft and working safely with toxic materials. A reading list
and fingering chart are also provided. 50 pages. CM-2
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