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Posted: 2013-09-20, 17:47 Post subject: building bamboo
Bonjour Jean-luc ,
Hi here are some pictures of flutes that i'ved done this week...exept the 2.1 roots end that i'ved made with John Kaizan Neptune on Barcelona July they all are made with some french bamboo that a friend of mine given to me... so if some great makers (Perry or Ken or John etc...) read me i would like to know: How can i cork bad holes and drill another ? what kind of mix do i have to do with bamboo powder?
I think the best way is to make a plug from bamboo or wood. Plaster will not hold up over time.
Just cut a small square that matches color (or not) and use a disc grinder and flat rasp file to fit.
Is there any other calculator or graphic of holes position with different size of shakuhachis?
Making Jianshi flutes to pre-existing calculations rarely result in satisfactory tuning. The maker has to understand the aspect ratio they like and then adjust the calculations as the holes are drilled. Every player is different. Every piece of bamboo is different. So each hole location has to be considered carefully in relationship to the previous hole. Hole size will influence placement. The only way to learn to make Jinashi that are tuned well consistently is to make a lot of flutes and adjust the formula to your taste. When you make a flute with good tuning, copy it. You will find that it will be difficult to copy exactly. Take notes on why the finger holes don't match exactly then make the necessary adjustments on the next flute. Good musicians will be better tuners. A lot of trial and error will build intuition. That combined with solid playing skills is the best formula for making well-tuned Jinashi. Hope this helps.
last pictures are for Perry Yung : i transform the pretty 2.1 i've made with John into seven holes : holes are really in tune but ergonomic position have to be move.
Merci! _________________ "A hot Dog is not an animal" - Jet Yung Blog on shakuhachi, art and parenting - www.yungflutes.com
Posted: 2013-09-27, 00:23 Post subject: building bamboo
Thanks for that Perry! i'm not young man now so i trust in expèrience makers...however even my little expèrience in making shakuhachi (only 15 , 4 roots end and half of them are just good for..decoration?) i begin to have my own formula between ken's (Lacosse) one , John's One and of course when i have a shak good shak in the same tune i compare and ajust.. i will post other pictures of those i think began to be be call..shakuhachis! Cordialement Jean-luc P _________________ www.shakuhachibambou.com