] Re: Japanese Instruments
- Greetings from the token Turk!
Luthiery is one of my interests, and I am more than happy to share this
link - I have been on this forum since pretty near its inception in the mid
90s. There is an active discussion forum, and more importantly, a list of
links on nearly anytype of instrument imaginable...
The Musical Instrument Maker's Forum.
Building instrument isn't like knocking together a simple box - especially
when dealing with string instruments. The amount of stress can be
surprisingly high, and failures can be... umm, spectacular. And educational.
I would highly encourage you to explore this - with a minmum of handtools,
you can easily START down a wonderful path - there is something very special
about making music with an instrument you've built yourself.
----- Original Message -----
From: "coyote Silverpaw" <ancientone@...>
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 4:15 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Japanese Instruments
If you want to make an instrument - give it a go!
You never know till you try. Its a worthy adventure to do such things.
Forget the nay-sayers. Learning an art and a skill is always a great thing
Sure it may not be easy, but since when was anything easy in life that was
I might suggest a start on a drum / taiko?
There is plenty of online material on the making of flutes and similar
western woodwind instruments and I am sure there are similar on shakuhachi.
Some ideas tho may be to consider the difficulty in obtaining traditional
materials for Japanese instruments and thus what you might be able to use in
Sorry I dont have much by way of factual info, but plenty of encouragement.
For the others that told her its too hard or she should apprentice, did you
consider to ask if perhaps this person already had skills in making
instruments? Yes you gave her some frank and truthful info but please be
careful of breaking peoples dreams and spirit.