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by Peter Cowell
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Tenor Flute
Replies: 3
Views: 13038

Re: Tenor Flute

Hello Daniel, are you still struggling with the flute? Yes I think you have carved out too much of the embouchure. You haven't said what the flute is made of, wood I assume. If so you could make a lip plate and correct the embouchure that way, in effect making a new one. As to the tone holes , I wou...
by Peter Cowell
Wed May 26, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Wind instrument disinfection.
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: Wind instrument disinfection.

Thank you Brian. The link is informative.
by Peter Cowell
Sun May 16, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Wind instrument disinfection.
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Wind instrument disinfection.

I have been trying to find a good method of disinfecting the mouthpiece of wind instruments, particularly wooden ones. Any suggestions?
by Peter Cowell
Tue May 11, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Native American flute help request.
Replies: 1
Views: 8256

Re: Native American flute help request.

If you are still looking for info on the NAF with special tuning I would suggest you build the flute as per NAF windway but put the tone holes as per a bamboo flute. You can find the spacings on line.
by Peter Cowell
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Didgeridoo...who knew-s? Looking for a unique part and a better vocabulary. :)
Replies: 7
Views: 12138

Re: Didgeridoo...who knew-s? Looking for a unique part and a better vocabulary. :)

Clay Schaeffer has just reminded me of a didge I saw in Kuranda, Qld ,Australia which was circular. In effect it was a tube that had been routed into a square of timber(two halves glued together). The bore was conical. Ideal for travelling.
by Peter Cowell
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Didgeridoo...who knew-s? Looking for a unique part and a better vocabulary. :)
Replies: 7
Views: 12138

Re: Didgeridoo...who knew-s? Looking for a unique part and a better vocabulary. :)

I have not seen joints with O rings but you could use telescoping brass tube. The only break down didges I have seen were made from plastic irrigation stand pipes where one size slides into another. They lock together with a threaded taper lock. This also makes them 'tuneable'.
by Peter Cowell
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Ocarina windway
Replies: 0
Views: 2650

Ocarina windway

I am wishing to make an Ocarina out of a beer bottle. Does anyone have a formula for calculating the size of the windway and labium for any given chamber volume?