How to Make a PVC Flute

Simple flutes sound beautiful and are easy to make from bamboo, wood, clay, metal, plastic, or almost any material that can form a tube. Mark Shepard, author of Simple Flutes: A Guide to Flute Making and Playing suggests a good “first” flute is one with six holes that can play a major scale in tune for two full octaves. For more information on how to make and play your own flute, visit Mark Shepard’s Flute Page.

Here’s a video on how to make your own PVC flute!


This article is from our March-April 2011 issue. Click to order!

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