When Re-tuning a Shakuhachi is neccessary

This great looking flute did not work well, especially at the level for study or performance of Japanese shakuhachi music. When blown at a soft beginner’s breath there was a nice sound, but once blown hard the Re and Ro notes broke into strange harmonics instead of the second octave notes. This indicates a poorly shaped bore profile.  A few adjustments with my Spot Tuning Method at select resonance areas fixed the issues. It’s now a very playable shakuhachi an experienced musician can performance with. Feel free to ask any questions if you have a questionable flute wink

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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi Maker, Performer, Teacher

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Hi, I’m Perry Yung. I first discovered the shakuhachi flute while performing in New York City as an actor in Ellen Stewart’s Oedipus the King. Night after night, the subtle sound grew to become all encompassing. Soon, I started my path by making the flute as it was impossible to buy a shakuhachi in the pre internet days of 1994. Time passed and eight years later got a grant to live in Japan to study traditionally with some of the best makers and players in the world. The shakuhachi changed my life in ways that words can not describe. My goal is to help you with a flute that can open that door as it is a beautiful world on the other side. Come on in!

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