I made an imitation Dizi out of PVC plumbing pipe. It's done, it does make noise, but it's not tuned yet. However, the measurements I used are for a Western flute and my fake Dizi doesn't look quite right regarding placement of all the finger holes etc. I don't have a real Dizi to measure from, nor do I know the method used for calculating hole placement in a Dizi. If you do, please let me know!
I'd like to make another one, but with more correct measurements. If you have a Dizi, could you kindly measure it for me? The measurements I need are shown in the drawing. Please measure from the "0" end, preferably in centimetres - eg. 0 to 1 = 20cm., 2 = 40.5cm., 3 = 11cm. etc. Also, please let me know what key your Dizi is in. It's probably written next to Hole #5 (the 3rd finger hole).
Thanks very much for your patience!
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In some Dizi, Holes #1 and #2 might be (in a line or side by side) on the underneath ie. below the row of finger holes and out of sight. In that case, please measure from #0 to #3. You don't have to measure from hole to hole. If you are using a tape measure, hook it on the END, stretch the tape to the TOP and read off the measurements. Thanks!
Edited by chy, 02 October 2008 - 12:25 PM.