ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index ESS Shakuhachi Forum
Practice, Culture and History of Japanese Bamboo Flute 尺八. A Project of the European Shakuhachi Society (ESS)
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index -> ESS Forums -> The Playpen
Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
gerardo1000
Member

Offline

Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 10
Localisation: Michigan, USA

PostPosted: 2013-06-02, 20:15    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

PublicitéSupprimer les publicités ?
I understand that they are popular in Taiwan. They look like a root end shakuhachi, with the same kind of mouthpiece, but they have eight holes
(seven on top and one for the thumb). They also make it with an alternative "U" shaped mouthpiece.
Back to top
Jon Kypros
Professional Member

Offline

Joined: 09 Apr 2011
Posts: 93
Localisation: Norfolk, VA

PostPosted: 2013-06-03, 03:36    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

Hi,

This gentleman is an amazing maker and player of Dong Xiao:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q47x5rGiwuc
_________________
flutedojo.com
Back to top
BeginnersMind0
Member

Offline

Joined: 10 Jun 2013
Posts: 8
Localisation: Philadelphia USA

PostPosted: 2013-06-26, 02:21    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

The comparison of tone/bore diameters is very interesting! Thanks for sharing that link!
Back to top
kongwee
Member

Offline

Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 49

PostPosted: 2013-10-09, 05:28    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

I own a decorative V-shape Dong Xiao.
Back to top
meoweth
Member

Offline

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 8

PostPosted: 2013-10-12, 19:19    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

The Xiao Shakuhachi, is the original Xiao. In the Tang dynasty, the Shakuhachi-style mouthpiece was used, the U-shape that's common today and throughout China is a recent invention. So there is absolutely no difference to the Tang Xiao and Shakuhachi, except extra holes. The angle of the mouthpiece is exactly the same, the only thing different is the name.

So if you are looking to play more music (all notes except 3 flats per octave) then you should go for the Xiao. If you only want to play Japanese music, then get the shakuhachi.

And yes, Winson is the best xiao tang style maker in the world, and also the most expensive, though you can ask him for a cheaper version thats made out of wood or highly-compressed bamboo.
Back to top
kongwee
Member

Offline

Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 49

PostPosted: 2013-10-13, 10:41    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ? Reply with quote

I think in China, Tang Shakuhachi is still call as Chiba. While V or U is still call Dong Xiao.


meoweth wrote:


And yes, Winson is the best xiao tang style maker in the world, and also the most expensive, though you can ask him for a cheaper version thats made out of wood or highly-compressed bamboo.


I check his price. No chinese maker has command that price. Even china mainland top end maker don't really touch his lower price point. Competitive to international pricing in top end. Compare to Japanese, Japanese still win by a huge margin.
Back to top
Contenu Sponsorisé






PostPosted: Today at 17:31    Post subject: What do you think of "shakuhachi/xiao" flutes ?

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index -> ESS Forums -> The Playpen All times are GMT + 2 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

Index | Create a free forum | Free support forum | Free forums directory | Report a violation | Conditions générales d'utilisation
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2017 phpBB Group