If there are any air leaks it will affect the quality of the note. Page 1 of 2. Slowly work your way down the bamboo flute until you can sound the bottom note with all your fingers down. Playing a Transverse side blown bamboo flute is basically the same technique used in sounding a tone on the end of a glass soda bottle. The stream of air entering the mouth hole vibrates within the bamboo flute producing a tone.
There are only two different numbers in this exercise, it's very easy.
After a short while you should be able to produce a clear tone by just bringing the bamboo flute to you lips. Slowly work your way down the bamboo flute until you can sound the bottom note with all your fingers down. Your right hand is placed below the left hand with the back of your palm facing you. Tonguing gives each note a nice crisp beginning. A transverse flute is played with the open end of the flute or the end with the rubber tip for walking stick flutes pointing to the right. Many Hmong people migrated from Laos to Thailand following the victory of the Pathet Lao in the late s.