Everything you need to know
With the HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAMBOO FLUTE eBook, A Step By Step Guide by Marek Gold, and these easy-to-follow 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.
The HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAMBOO FLUTE eBook is suitable for beginners 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 eBook and actually made some bamboo flutes, you’ll have a powerful understanding of the topic and know how to make bamboo flutes.
You will learn 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 eBook. 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 eBook 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 groundwork 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 eBook. 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 eBook. I am sure that this eBook can enable you to become a ‘master flute maker’ if you’ve got what it takes.
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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 music.
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 the 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 favoured 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
There are many different types of bamboo flutes as you can imagine.
The purpose of this HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAMBOO FLUTE eBook 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 eBook you should be able to make virtually any type of bamboo flute.
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.
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.
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.
Simple Bamboo Recorder
We’ll also look at the making of a simple bamboo recorder. Strictly speaking, a recorder is not really a flute for reasons covered later.
Treasure trove of information
When 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. 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. Thank you! Jon Darcy
Sounds pretty nice
I have downloaded the Flute book & have already made my first side-blown flute, it's sounding pretty nice and was much easier than I thought.
I'm looking forward to trying all the other flutes.
Thanks to your easy to follow instructions and photos I feel very confident.
I have thoroughly enjoyed your book and I love how in-depth you go with your instructions into making each one of the flutes.
Right now I am working on a Native American flute and so far is turning out well.
Thank you so much,
On the right track
This is very comprehensive with plenty of detail, which is exactly what I have been looking for. I have a bamboo patch growing in my own back yard and I thought there must be ways to make use of this amazing material which just keeps sprouting when I trim it.
I have tried to make 3 flutes before I bought the book, but none of them have even made a sound! Now with your advice, I am on the right track.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. Tim Stokes
Remarkable spiritual journey
I want to tell you that making flutes has been a remarkable spiritual journey for me and flute making was the completion of an important phase of my journey.
I discovered how important sounds....flute sounds...are for Chakra Healing and Meditation. And I accredit all my flute work to your e-book.
My first recorder
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 flute.
Thanks for creating this book
All The “Benefits” of What The eBook Teaches
A complete guide for anyone who plays the flute or ever wanted to. This eBook covers everything you need and more:
You learn how to
- Decide on the right flute:
Simple Bamboo Recorder, Side Blown Flute, Shakuhachi Flute, Native American Flute or Bamboo Sax
- Select and harvest the bamboo
- Store, prepare and cure the bamboo
- Make and put in the mouthpiece
- Position and drill the sound holes
- Work with the bore, shaping, sanding, sealing, and oiling
- Marking out the positions for the finger holes
- Making the flute to the key you want
- Shaping the root section to get the right size
- Straighten the bamboo
- Dry and store bamboo
- Play the flutes and using the fingering charts
- Use the right tools you need for flute making
- Use the breath and its influence on the sound of the flute