How to Make Shinobue Flute

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Last Updated on September 17, 2022

If you are interested in learning how to play the shinobue flute, you are in the right place. There are a few different types of flutes, including hayashi-yo, uta-yo, do-re-mi, and misatobue. Learn how to make all of them by following these simple steps. Here are some tips and measurements for making the most authentic shinobue flute possible.


There are several methods of creating a shinobue. In traditional Japanese music, there are many types of instruments that are played with them, such as shamisen and hogaku-bayashi. Each one is carefully crafted with heart and soul. The shinobue is finished with a special Chiapas amber. Hayashi-yo is a traditional Japanese instrument made from bamboo, and a shinobue is a wonderful instrument that will enhance any performance.

There are two basic types of shinobue. The first is the “Uta” type, which is used for modern taiko performances. The second type is the “Ohayashi” type, which has a more traditional look, and is not tuned to the western scale. The timbre of a shinobue varies depending on its manufacturer.

Shinobue are often combined with other percussion instruments, such as bells and Japanese drums, to create kagura. In Japan, shinobue are played as melody instruments and are used in kagura, the background music of kabuki. This type of shinobue is made of bamboo, and is usually not wrapped in bark. It has seven finger holes, while other flutes have only two or three. Shinobue are used to match the pitch of singing and shamisen.

Shinobue are used to play the traditional music of the Heian period (794-1185). The Japanese call them “fue” as they are often made from bamboo. Shinobue are commonly made from a simple bamboo-based material, such as shinodake, and are cured using a process called “ohayashi”.


Traditionally, a uta-yo is a Japanese bamboo flute with a single hole at the center. They are not tuned to the Do-Re-Mi scale, but are adjusted with Meri and Kari techniques. The first hole on a shinobue is often left open, giving the player a low A note. By opening the first hole, the player can obtain a higher C note.

The shinobue can be made with a number of different uta-yo designs. Some uta-yos are simple, while others are more elaborate, with multiple holes. Uta-yos are used for a wide variety of purposes, from playing traditional Japanese folk music to performing in festivals. There are various tuning types, and each one is suited for a specific type of music.

The uta-yo is an excellent choice for beginners. It is lightweight and easy to tune. Most uta-yos have finger holes on the bottom of the flute. However, you should know that the first finger hole of a shinobue is located farthest from the mouthpiece. This finger hole is called the first hole. After a few weeks of practice, you will have a well-tuned uta-yo.

When you have finished tuning your uta-yo, you can move on to constructing the shinobue. The uta-yo has seven holes, and the uta-yo is typically tuned to a sixth tone. The uta-yo’s tuning is dependent on the manufacturer and type of uta-yo.


The Do-re-mi shinbue is a type of Japanese flute. As the name implies, this instrument has transposing capabilities. Its tones are not tuned to a particular scale but are transposed based on their length. Players adjust the pitch using a combination of fingering techniques and a tighter stream or diaphragm breath. In addition, a little finger is used to adjust the pitch.

The shinobue was not created in Japan; it was actually imported from China. The transverse flute was originally a Chinese instrument called the ryuteki, which was then used in Japanese gagaku and taiko. As it spread throughout Japan, however, the shinobue evolved and was simplified. The instrument’s shape is a simple tube made of bamboo with a number of holes that correspond to human fingertip length.

The Do-re-mi shinbue was improved in the mid-19th century. The finger holes became wider, but closer to the mouthpiece. The length of the tube was also lengthened. This improved the sound of the instrument. Its timbre became clearer and the instrument gained recognition among ninbanbue players. This style of Japanese ninja taiko was adopted for the first time in the United States.

The Do-re-mi shinbue can be tuned to half of the Western semitone. However, it is rare to find one with a lower tone. Shinobues can also be tuned to a lower tone, called ’Ben’, which is used in ’nanbon-joshi’ notation in Japanese music. The nanbon-joshi is the fundamental tone of shamisen music.


Misatobue are shinobue with six or seven finger holes. The number of finger holes varies depending on the manufacturer. The first finger hole is located at the mouthpiece, the other finger holes are in the mouthpiece. The shinobue has two basic types: a high-pitched version and a low-pitched version. Both types have different timbres, but are used for similar music.


In Japan, the shinobue, or “festival flute,” is a popular musical instrument. Its appearance is quite varied from region to region, with either six or seven finger holes. Some regions have different tuning types for different purposes. This article will explore some of the main differences between shinobues and the flutes used in these events. However, the basic principles remain the same.

The shinobue is an ancient Japanese instrument made of bamboo, and was typically played by a singer. It is rarely soloed, but is one of the principal instruments in court and gagaku music. The shinobue is made of bamboo tubing, which is wrapped in rattan twine and cherry bark. A dragon-carved case is reminiscent of the instrument’s sound, which is said to represent dragons soar between the earth and heaven.

The shinobue is similar to the Western flute, although it is slightly longer. The length of the shinobue varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and it is often between a concert flute and a piccolo. It is similar to a western flute in tone and range, but is unique in many ways. It is played in both Japanese and Western-style music. Shinobue ryuteki is an extremely versatile instrument, and is an excellent choice for any ensemble.

The ryuteki flute is thought to have been the predecessor of the shinobue. However, the two are very different in internal structure and basic scale. It is unlikely that a ryuteki made of seven holes would have evolved into a seven-holed shinobue. This article discusses the differences between the two instruments and provides links to resources for those who wish to learn how to play the shinobue.

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