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Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales

 
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PostPosted: 2015-04-25, 15:41    Post subject: Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales Reply with quote

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Hello,
I have made 4 PVC shakuhachi so far and I really enjoy the latest one I made.
I also own a lacquered and utaguchi inlayed bamboo (phyllostachys aurea) shakuhachi which I love playing but there is just a lot of fun in playing and making a self-made 'instrument'.

Now my question is if there are any tools/equations/formulas I can utilize to determine where the notes or let's call it 'pitches' are on the shakuhachi?

I have searched thoroughly on the internet but I can only find calculators and information on making shakuhachi in the (pentatonic) minor scale.
But I'm very interested in experimenting with building shakuhachi with maybe some additional holes
and primarily in building shakuhachi in other interesting scales like akebono, hirajoshi, etc.?
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PostPosted: 2015-04-25, 16:03    Post subject: Building a shakuhachi. Reply with quote

Carl Abbotts book Blowing Zen has a whole section.
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PostPosted: 2015-04-25, 17:18    Post subject: Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: 2015-06-09, 19:56    Post subject: Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales Reply with quote

I finally got the book delivered some days back - it took some weeks Smile - and read through some but I can't find specific instructions.
What I'm actually looking for is some kind of guideline, formula or calculation to determine where the pitches are located on a flute, length wise.
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PostPosted: 2015-06-09, 20:34    Post subject: Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales Reply with quote

http://www.navaching.com/shaku/scale.html

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PostPosted: 2015-06-26, 18:34    Post subject: Building shakuhachi with alternative Japanese scales Reply with quote

I used some of the intervals of the different pentatonic scales mentioned on the site and came up with this a while ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg8d5X1CmBU&feature=youtu.be

The mouthpiece was kind of hard to make as I made the flute out of copper (some experimentation) so it doesn't play play that well.
The flute is in G hirjaoshi so: G A A# D D#


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