The dizi flute is a Chinese bamboo.

His body is pierced twelve holes:

* Mouth shifted toward the center,
* A hole covered with a membrane made of skin internal bamboo, 'di-mo, which serves as a party-whistle and gives his all to this particular flute,
* Six holes tact
* Four holes agreement that may have attached strips of decorative fabric.

The ends of the instrument are protected by segments of bone or buffalo horn. Many models are from a poem engraved at the top and bear the signature of the manufacturer. This practice once reserved for decorative copies from the hands of major factors instruments now applies to any dizis quality.

There are two traditional alternatives: the qudi which is an alto flute widespread in southern China, and the small Bangda whose playing fast related to bird song is familiar in the north. During the twentieth century has become a third category of dizi, more serious, often drilled a seventh hole allowing easier access to some alterations in response to the influence of Western music on the Chinese repertoire.

Formerly concentrated in the city of Suzhou, major manufacturers saw their dizis followers scattered across the country. The success of this relatively cheap is so great today that demand for raw materials have rendered valuable bamboo old enough to build high-end flutes. Many of the major factors of instruments, such as the famous Zhou Linsheng, continue to use bamboo yellow or white at a cost of increasingly high, and reserve their instruments scholarships collectors and maestros. Others have turned to the use of rare bamboo least, more hard work, but no less interesting in terms of sound, from regions including Hunan and Hubei.

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