Making PVC Flutes
This flute design is a common one on the net, and for good reason. Not only is it simple to build, itís also relatively simple to learn and rewarding to play. It only took a month of on and of playing to be relatively proficient (meaning I could get a clean sound from the first two octaves without difficulty.) The flutes are keyed instruments and only play in one scale (without more complex fingerings) which is actually a plus when just noodling around since you canít hit a note outside of the scale without venturing beyond the very simple set of fingerings for the major scale of the flutes key.
My G flute can hit about 2 octaves easily and 2.5 octaves if you push it. My D fife can hit 2 octaves. There are already a number of good sites out there on how to make flutes, but I thought I would add some of my experiences making my own flute collection that havenít been addressed.
If your having trouble making a sound with the flute, you can try my article on how to play for some tips.