Tenor Flute

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Daniel Kern
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Tenor Flute

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So I made a tenor flute but I am having an issue with play ability. I don't know anyone to ask so I am hoping that ya'll will be able to help.

I am thinking that it has to do with the embouchure hole. The embouchure hole is about 1/4" deep and is carved like this. Image

Another detail that may or may not have something to do with it is that most of the tone holes are a bit deeper than 1/4" but 2 of them are very shallow. This is because when I made the bore the bit veered off to the side.

I am able to get a few notes in a higher register but not any in the lower register in which it was made to be played.

I am thinking that I may have carved out too much from the side of the embouchure hole which catches the wind. If this is the case then it may be possible that I need to put some epoxy on this side to fill it back in and then carve it out again to the proper shape.

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