Friday, August 11, 2006

Recorder/Shakuhachi Conversion 3

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Here is the "Rakuhachi" in near final form. You can look into the utaguchi, see the angle of it, also some hollowing out was done on the mouthpiece, which flares nicely, almost like a bamboo joint.

Now the tone is sweeter, more varied, easy to bend, easy to modulate, and even though the embrochure is touchy, I think all that's needed is some practice with this new instrument. There are a lot of major scale pieces that are going to be very easy now.

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