How To Make Your
by Marek Gold
A Step By Step Guide
How to make Bamboo Flutes. Everything you need to
know. With this ebook and the flute making instructions you can
be making high quality, musically tuned bamboo flutes in no time! Make them for pleasure, for sale - the sky's the limit.
This Ebook covers everything you need to know about making your own beautiful
bamboo flutes. There is nothing like playing a bamboo flute that you've made
yourself. The upliftment and satisfaction is beyond words. It can only be
"How To Make Your Own Bamboo Flutes" is suitable
for the beginner as well as the experienced bamboo flute maker.
It progressively and logically covers critical aspects of bamboo
flute making right from selecting and harvesting the bamboo to the
final finishing of the instrument.
By the time you've finished the book and actually made
some bamboo flutes you'll have a powerful understanding of the topic and
know how to make bamboo flutes. Also you will larn many vital concepts that
will enable you to actually develop your own bamboo flutes. You will become
an artist with the knowledge to create instruments of your own design if
that's the way you wish to go.
That's one of the main aims of the book. To help you create and bring out your own
spirit by putting your energy into the bamboo flutes. The different flute models
covered in the book are Side Blown Flute, Shakuhachi, Native American Flute
Bamboo Recorder and the Bamboo Sax. However as I have mentioned the book will
enable you to develop your own instruments because you will have an
understanding about sound and how it relates to bamboo flutes.
When I started to make bamboo flutes there was virtually no information on this
amazing topic anywhere. So like many things that I've done in my life I worked it out myself through hard
work and a lot of experimentation.
I've done most of the ground work for you. By following the methods described
in this ebook you'll save a lot of time stuffing around, stabbing in the dark
and wasted bamboo! You'll have an incredible head start that I did not have when
I embarked on Bamboo Flute making.
I've put a lot of time and effort into this book. It is the compilation of
methods and techniques, some of which took me years to perfect. Flute making
procedures that I have not seen anywhere else. It is indeed a rare
and detailed book. I am sure that this book can enable you to become a
master flute maker if you've got what it takes.
A Little Background on Bamboo and Sound
Since the beginning of time people have played music for
relaxation and spiritual upliftment. This is because sound has a
transforming property beyond words. Most of us have experienced feeling a
bit low and all of a sudden being elevated to a state of joy by a piece of
Over the ages an enormous variety of instruments have been used to tune
us into music and to express outwardly with sound what we feel within.
Perhaps the simplest way of making sounds is with wind so it is not
surprising that flutes are the oldest instruments on earth. Flutes indeed
predate humankind. There have always been trees for instance where a
hollowed out branch has broken off and the rush of the wind across its
opening has produced the sound of the flute.
Flutes then have a special quality all of their own since they are
played with the breath. And just as the breath is the most vital energy
source for the body, the sound of the flute is food for the soul. When we
play or hear a flute we are resonating with an eternal vibration. This is
the spirit of life.
Throughout history bamboo has been a favored material for
flute making. This is due to its naturally hollow interior and wonderful
resonance. Another reason for its use is that no two pieces are the same
so a flute made from bamboo is truly a unique item and possesses a
personality of its own.
Models covered so far in This EBook
This is a book
about bamboo flute making. There are many different types of bamboo flutes as
you can imagine. The purpose of the book is not so much to present a detailed
description of how to make all the types of bamboo flutes but to show you
general principles that will apply to all flutes. Once you are proficient at the
methods outlined in the book you should be able to make virtually any type of
However to illustrate the general principles I have covered the
complete making of five of the most popular types of flutes. These are described
as follows. More models will be added in time.
Side Blown Flute
This is probably the most well known type of bamboo flute. It is
used by many cultures around the world. Played in the same position as the
modern concert silver flute.
The traditional Japanese style of end blown flute with only five finger
holes. It is one of the most simple of all instruments with ancient origins.
Tuned to a pentatonic scale, the SHAKUHACHI produces a sound that is said to
reflect the spirit of nature. Described as one of the most meditative of all
instruments, it is also one of the most expressive. It has been used for
centuries by Zen monks as a meditative tool. In recent times its use has greatly
diversified to encompass many styles of music.
Nowadays for many reasons its popularity is becoming widespread. One is its
ability to produce endless variations in tone and pitch. And due to the huge
increasing interest in matters relating to personal growth its use as a powerful
catalyst for centering is being recognized. Playing the SHAKUHACHI with the
required approach and breathing techniques can lead to a total relaxation of
mind, body and soul.
Native American Flute
In recent years there has been a huge surge in popularity of
the Native American Flute. Traditionally this flute has always been made from
wood. But who is to say it cannot be made from bamboo also? In fact we've made
very beautiful Native American Flutes from bamboo sounding equally as good if
not better than any wooden flute I've ever heard.
An end blown reed flute played in a similar manner to a
clarinet or saxophone. It uses a standard saxophone reed and has a very dynamic
sound not unlike a concert instrument. This gives everybody the opportunity to
learn how to play a reed instrument without the huge expense. By becoming
familiar with the Bamboo Sax the transition to a brass or woodwind instrument is
a relatively simple procedure.
Because of its compact size it can be carried in
your pocket and is ideal for travelers. It can easily be taken to places you
wouldn't dream of taking a real saxophone such as the beach or bushwalking. It
also serves as a handy practice instrument for accomplished reed players on
those occasions when one just wants to have fun without all the fuss of a brass
sax or clarinet.
Simple Bamboo Recorder
We'll also look at the making of simple bamboo recorder. Strictly speaking a
recorder is not really a flute for reasons covered later. But many people like
these instruments so I've included a section on these. Just in case you are
wondering about the picture. Of course I know that it bears absolutely no
resemblance at all to bamboo. As it happened at the time of writing I did not
have a bamboo recorder around so I drew the picture myself.
Here are some great things
people have said about this ebook
I first got interested in bamboo flutes I almost gave up because I
could not find any reliable information.
Then I found this book. It was, and is, a treasure trove of
information answering every question and more. Even the author himself helped me along the way many times.
I've learned how to make concert quality tuned flutes of all
kinds including saxophones and how to craft tools and harvest
bamboo. I've also applied the knowledge in the book to make my own
unique instruments and musical scales!
This is the best bamboo flute book for anyone at any skill level
of bamboo flute making. I made bamboo flute making a big part of my
life and it would not have happened if I had not found this book and
hope all is well. Just thought I'd send you a picture of my first recorder. I'm
really enjoying the book and looking forward to trying the native American
I have been on a downward spiral over the last 12 months. Hate my job what's
the point , all that stuff. I ended up having a bit of a breakdown. Your book
proved to be just what I needed to re connect with what's important. Making a
thing of beauty out of natural materials and then learning to meditate with that
instrument is a very fulfilling experience. Life isn't all about profit. Your
book has been a vital tool in my recovery.
I finally download and bought the full version. I am very pleased. I have
made a few flutes myself and your tips will save much trial and error in tuning
the holes and bore.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the flute making ebook. As a matter of fact, I have
created 3 Native American flutes so far using freshly cut bamboo by following
your preparation and curing procedures. I am including a picture of one of the
flutes I just finished.
First, let me say that your book has been awesome! You're
right. There's not much out there as far as resources on how to make bamboo
flutes. I looked online for two days before finding your e-book. Since I've
read your book I've been caught with the bug! (my family would more likely
call it obsessed! ;-) I'm looking very forward to making these flutes. Thanks
so much for such an informative resource!
I've just purchased your ebook. What a splendid piece of
composition, layout, and beauty. It is precisely the book for which I've
been searching. I've enjoyed the ebook immensely. I've made several flutes,
but I'm especially enjoying the bamboo saxophone.
Marek, I thank you for
what you have done, what you have given the world with your ebook.
Well, enough for now from this 71 year old student of yours.
James D. S.
I bought your E-book about a year ago, since then I have
been making flutes based on your instruction. Some of them have been
excellent and some have been trash; however, I've just finished my first
Native American flute and it turned out great. Anyway, I'm so proud of it
that I wanted to show you a couple of pics and say Thank You.
By now you may be curious about how much the Ebook costs. I thought a lot
about this and tossed around many prices in my head. What must be remembered is
that "How to Make Your Own Bamboo Flutes" is not a novel or some light reading
material that you read once and forget about. It is step by step manual that
will enable you to make your own beautiful bamboo flutes.
Whatever you choose to do with this knowledge is your own business of course.
But it should always be remembered that you can always sell you instruments if
you wish and make some extra cash. And you can do this by doing something you
love. In fact I personally know of a few people who have learned to make the
bamboo flutes from my Ebook and set up their own business making them! It has
given them a whole new avenue and purpose in life!
So the benefits of this Ebook are many. Not only will you gain satisfaction
from making your own beautiful flutes you will also be spreading the sound of
the bamboo flute and uplifting everybody you come in contact with. And you can
make some cash as well! Making money doing something you love! What more could
you ask for?
Well anyway for now I have priced this great Ebook at US$29.95. Also if you
even ever sell just one flute you've made your money back! And believe me
bamboo flutes are easy to sell if that's the way you want to go.
In the end though it's not about money at all of course. It's
about the sound of the bamboo flute. May we all hear more of
Happy Flute Making
Marek Gold (Fluteman)
23.9.1953 - 6.12.2006
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