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Theoretically the windway of the recorder is the important part. The exterior could be shaped like anything you want. Even the Empire State Building (by Hoeken http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:625 )
As if making music wasn't beautiful enough, now this recorder can sit on your shelf as an objet d'arte. 3D printing allows designs to go beyond functional to decorative.
- Print empirerecorderV2.stl with high infill. (Alternately you can print the parts separately.)
- Sharpen the edge of the lip to a fine point.
- Remove the spire before attempting to play.
- Rotate the mouthpiece 180 degrees.
- Twist the foot to adjust for pinky finger placement.
- The top of the body and the mouthpiece is connected with a longer connecter to allow for some tuning.
- Note that if you start with all holes covered and remove them one-by-one that the high notes are going to sound flat. That is normal. To get the proper tones for all the notes use the key chart on
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorder#Recorder_fingering .
- Practice until you can play "New York, New York".