Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Maori Flute making process

Summary-Maori Flutes: Hongi Ihu

On Friday 5th July 2013 Room 2 and Matua Peter were making Maori flutes all the students had a piece of bamboo stick (10-20 cm). They used the file to scrape the bamboo to make it feel smooth and then they used a small square piece of sandpaper (but it wasnt too small). Then they used the electric saw to cut of the edge of the bamboo. After that they used the electric drill to drill little holes particularly where your knukles were to get the holesin the right place on the maori flute.

There were three videos created and filmed by Daniel and Wattana that explains the process that the students went though to make the flutes.   The first video is an explanation of the Tikana and the traditional use of the flute by Matua Pete.   He also provides an example of the flute playing towards the end of the video.  This was filmed by Wattana and Daniel at Melville Intermediate School on Monday 8th July 2013.
Maori Flute Making - Teacher Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.
This second video is the explanation of the process as explained by Liam, a student from Room Two who was involved in the proces Maori Flute Making - Student Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.
s of creating the flutes.
Finally this third video is the students of Room Two creating the flutes in the school Woodwork Room.  This involves the use of machinery for the grinding of the bamboo and is quite noisey at times.  It also shows the students involved in the whol process.  This was filmed in the Melville Intermediate on Friday 5th July 2013
  Maori Flute Making - Students in the Workshop from myles webb on Vimeo.


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