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Updated 8/14/09

The following pages are presented in the order they were developed, thus they reflect the directions my understanding took as it deepened. From the onset this project was two-fold: 1) to understand the acoustics of end-blown flutes--the shakuhachi in particular and 2) to design a new type general purpose utility flute which is simple to make, easy to own, and has excellent aural qualities--a true Zen flute as it were, something with an abundant spirit of resilience.