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» Low Note Flat On A Flute, Side blown bamboo

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Post #21

I was wrong in my previous post about only one hole cross fingering.
There seems to be a somewhat endless ability to get half steps by either cross fingering or half holing going on here
I just found someone who has the same scale as my flute and is pretty amazing.
My new (online) teacher smile.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBvlpsH1224


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Post #22

Very cool! That guy can really play that flute - WOW Thanks for sharing!

QUOTE(Terry B @ Nov 9 2017, 10:22 PM) *
I was wrong in my previous post about only one hole cross fingering.
There seems to be a somewhat endless ability to get half steps by either cross fingering or half holing going on here
I just found someone who has the same scale as my flute and is pretty amazing.
My new (online) teacher smile.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBvlpsH1224



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Post #23

Your description makes me think of these but they don't say anything about different tunings.
http://www.serenitybambooflutes.com/flutes...k-bamboo-flutes


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Post #24

That player is playing the Bansuri. It is the East Indian classical flute.

This post has been edited by Rick McDaniel: Nov 10 2017, 04:47 AM


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Post #25

Rick thanks for that.
Do you know if this tuning is a standard tuning for this instrument?
And if not - how would I ask a flute maker to make another that is the same in the future? What label or name would I give to
the tuning to let someone know to make one that is the same?

tootieflutie58
Thanks for the link.
They seem to be fairly close to me and I may try one out for the heck of it as I always like trying out flutes (obviously) laugh.gif
But their flutes are tuned to major scales so it wouldn't be the same as the Bansuri


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QUOTE(Terry B @ Nov 10 2017, 10:26 AM) *
tootieflutie58
Thanks for the link.
They seem to be fairly close to me and I may try one out for the heck of it as I always like trying out flutes (obviously) laugh.gif
But their flutes are tuned to major scales so it wouldn't be the same as the Bansuri


The bansuri is actually a diatonic major scale, just like the Irish flute (do, re, me, fa, so, la, ti).


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Post #27

Wow Geoffrey I did not know that.
So what the heck is the flute I have tuned to?
The natural scale of the flute without half holing or cross fingering is
B D E F G A B

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Post #28

I am not a flute maker, so I can't be certain how "standard" your flute might be tuned as compared to Bansuri. I do know Bansuri's are made in a wide range of keys from small flutes to large ones. They are also made in end blown versions, which has another term for those, but I can't recall it at the moment. My own collection of Bansuri ranges from about 12" to 34" in length, with bore sizes from small to large. I only have one end blown.

I usually get Bansuris from a friend who has them on on line, in the DFW area. You can find his site here:

http://one-world-trading.com/flutes.shtml

He has been a very good supporter of the NAF groups in the DFW area, who were interested in world flutes. Peter Phippen, and Cornell Kinderknecht, have also gotten bansuris from him.


QUOTE(Terry B @ Nov 10 2017, 10:26 AM) *
Rick thanks for that.
Do you know if this tuning is a standard tuning for this instrument?
And if not - how would I ask a flute maker to make another that is the same in the future? What label or name would I give to
the tuning to let someone know to make one that is the same?

tootieflutie58
Thanks for the link.
They seem to be fairly close to me and I may try one out for the heck of it as I always like trying out flutes (obviously) laugh.gif
But their flutes are tuned to major scales so it wouldn't be the same as the Bansuri



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Post #29

If it is a bansuri, it will be tuned to the standard major scale for the key of B, whatever those intervals are. East Indian made bansuri, usually have large finger holes, to allow for the rolling of the fingers, technique, used by the classical players of the instrument. Yours may or may not, have that specific feature.



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Post #30

Thanks Rick
I'm going to keep learning about it as much as I can !


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