Author : Mark Shepard
"""Description:""This thin volume contains a wealth of information."" -- Linda Dailey Paulson, Dirty Linen, Oct.-Nov. 2002/////////////////////////////////////////////////Simple flutes of bamboo, wood, metal, plastic, or clay can be a joy to play and make. This book gives you the basics of simple flute playing, then offers guidelines for making flutes of your own from a variety of materials. It even includes a handy chart for ""where to put the holes."" ""Simple Flutes"" is a must for simple flute players and makers!/////////////////////////////////////////////////Mark Shepard is the author of ""How to Love Your Flute,"" called by Paul Horn ""a model for our times."" He was a professional flutist and simple flutemaker for many years./////////////////////////////////////////////////CONTENTS1 ~ PLAYINGThe Sound ~ The Hands ~ The Notes ~ Second Octave ~ Sharps and Flats ~ Breath and Tonguing ~ Making Music ~ Flute Care ~2~ MAKINGFlute Qualities ~ The Flute Tube ~ The Mouthhole ~ The Fingerholes ~ Tuning ~ Stoppers ~ Finishes ~ Plastic ~ Bamboo ~ Wood ~ Clay ~ Metal ~ Other ~/////////////////////////////////////////////////SAMPLE TEXTHere are the two most important rules for tuning:-- A hole will give a higher note if it is placed closer to the mouthhole. It will give a lower note if placed farther away.-- A hole will give a higher note if made larger. It will give a lower note if smaller.These rules mean you can ""raise"" a note by enlarging the hole or by placing the hole closer to the mouthhole. You can ""lower"" the note by using a smaller hole or by placing the hole farther from the mouthhole.It also means you can change the hole size and its placement without changing the note. A larger hole could be placed farther from the mouthhole, or a smaller hole placed closer to the mouthhole."""