25.1.09

a New batch of pipes (5)




The "utaguchi" or song mouth it the challenging part. If I cut too much I have to get creative to save the tube. I go with a 25 degree angle. From the utaguchi on I work the flutes individually as time permits. I would really like to work with bamboo one day. The tools to work on bamboo are pretty prohibitively expensive though.


When ever I get a chance the next part I work on will be the chin rest. Some people cut off a bit for this but I am more inclined to use a rasp and then polish it off with a standard file.

6 comments:

Dirk said...

Hi Jordan
I didn't realize you played let alone made Shakuhachi!(heh guess i should have looked here sometime ago) Id like to hear you play sometime :D

Gassho, Dirk

Jordan said...

Dirk,
I don't play as often as I would like to, but I have posted some stuff here from time to time.
Here is a sample: KyoSuzu?

Thanks for stopping in,
Jordan

Dirk said...

Wow that was haunting and nice!
How did you learn to play? Naturally musically inclined? I'd love to give it ago but i lack much musical erm tallent - and from what I've read the shakuhachi is very hard to play!

Anywho thanks for that link!

Gassho, Dirk

Jordan said...

Dirk,
Thanks for the kind words.
I am still learning, I don’t think I will ever be “Done” learning.
I have been at it since late 2005 thanks to Perry Young offering Flutes to veterans of the war in Iraq.
I can not say I am naturally musically inclined at all.
I tried to play guitar and base guitar in the late 80’s and early 90’s and that ended up not working out too well.
The Shakuhachi is very hard to play; you should give it a go!

Glad you appreciated the link!

oxeye said...

Hi Jordan, Listened to you and the dog and the pond again. It was very nice until my dog heard the barking. :)

Jordan said...

Jeff,
What I enjoy is when my dog hears himself barking on a recording; hilarity ensues.

Thanks for looking!