The Art of Flutemaking
|Author||: Wojciech Usarzewicz|
|Publisher||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Total Pages||: 226|
|Rating||: 4/5 (70 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: "The Art of Flutemaking" is a complete, step-by-step, illustrated guide to building Native American style flute. The author, Wojtek, published many tutorials on flutemaking on his free website, and after being asked by many readers to turn the tutorials into a book, "The Art of Flutemaking" was born. The book guides the reader through each step on building a flute, from choosing materials such as branches or construction lumber or even bamboo, through measurements and carving of the main chambers, to building the sound mechanism and tuning the entire instrument. This book will teach the reader everything that allows the person to create a fully functional Native American style flute, tuned to minor pentatonic scale. The author explains how to build the flute using simple hand tools and affordable materials, but also provides information about the use of power tools in the flutemaking process. Even if you don't have huge machines, you can still build a flute. All of this is supported by photos, images and illustrations. With the help of this book, every person will be able to build a Native American style flute. The book also contains instructions on flutecare and it teaches how to play the Native style flute, in case the reader never played this type of instrument.