My new dizi

I have just got myself a new dizi (the chinese flute).

This is my second dizi in C scales. My first D scales dizi was bought about 2 years ago when I started to learn dizi.

For your information, the following picture shows the dimo (flute membrane) sticking on one of the holes so that the dizi will sound nicer.

I used to be very jealous when seeing Sean (used to be my ex-teacher) carrying so many dizi’s in his bag because he looks very pro. Okay lah he doesn’t “look” pro, he IS the pro.

I have always wanted to be able to have all kinds of dizi. So now I got myself a very pro dizi as well. According to my teacher, this is the best of the best. Although it’s a little bit expensive to pay RM350 for a bamboo stick, but the Chinese always say “in order to do the work well, one must sharpen the tool first”. No regret at all buying it.

I have totally no idea how to read the words. But isn’t it looks cool?

There is still a long long way to go before I can become a good dizi player. The long way I’m talking about is not just 6 or 7 months, it could take up to 6 or 7 years! But “million meters skyscraper is also built from ground”, at least I’ve taken another step by getting myself a better dizi.

I can see more to come.


kevin 22 November 2008

i like your new one, look very nice, especially the chrome plated and the craving…is awesome..

Ted 23 November 2008

It’s a scripture on that dizi… It says “Great Power comes with Great Responsibility”

Richie 1 December 2008

are you chinese orchestra member ?? i play er hu de. but i don like the er hu sound lar.. so like lao hu…

Dennis 1 December 2008

Wah you play Erhu so geng… I just started to learn lah… not qualified to play in an orchestra yet…

Richie 15 December 2008

that one long time ago liao, masa saya di high school…now almost losing the skill liao..haha

Shafiq Azman 6 April 2009

I’v been playing dizi for abt a year and now lookin’ for a new one of good quality…
But it’s hard to find a music shop selling the flute…
Hope you could inform where you bought yours or any other available shops…

Shafiq Azman 6 April 2009

Btw, your new dizi is awesome! Sure it sings well…

Dennis 8 April 2009

Hi Shafiq, you can buy one at my music school, Keejan. Find out their location at their website It’s located at PJ SS2.

Yes my new dizi sounds very nice… but too bad my skill is not that good… hahaha…

Shafiq Azman 17 April 2009

Hello there, sorry for the late replies…
Thanx, but unfortuntly, I’ve just bought mine from a music centre near Jalan Tun Razak…

Frankly speaking, yours look better than mine… Hahaha…

Robbin 4 May 2009

Hello Dennis,

I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchased the flute?

Appreciate your kind help.

Dennis 4 May 2009

Hi Robbin,

Please find my answer at comment no 9…

I think they are having a sales right now… better be hurry…

Sara 14 February 2010

Hi there.
the flute is cool!
im planning to buy one,
*i wanna learn to play it!*

is it hard to play chinese bamboo flute or what they called in chinese? dizi?

by the way,im playing “modern” flute. hehe. so i dont know how to play dizi, is it the same?

Sara 15 February 2010

Hi there. yours are Qu Di type ke?
im planning to buy one too..
by the way, where to find the dizi book, like fingering chart and etc.
hope you reply this. i found an online store(singapore) , Eason Enterprise.

Dennis 18 February 2010

Hi Sara,

Sorry for late reply. I was away for CNY holidays.

I don’t think I have all the answers for your questions. But I’ll try my best.

Yes the bamboo flute is called Dizi and yes all my dizi’s are Qudi.

I never played a western flute before thus I can’t tell if they are the same or not. But what I know is the fingering is definitely different.

About the book, I have no idea where you can find it in Singapore. But if you can’t, maybe you can call my music school and ask them. You can find the website at comment no. 9 above.

Hope these helps.

Sara 18 February 2010

erm, i’ve emailed them before, but still i dont get their reply.

im gonna buy the flute from that singapore online store (Eason Enterprise- TanSungWah).

this flute, ada care&cleaning kits or not?
and can you help me get the book?

thanks for the reply. 🙂

Dennis 19 February 2010

Hi Sara,

I asked my friend and he suggested you to go to Bras Basah Complex near the Raffles Hotel. You can simply find everything you want in any of the music shops.

Dizi is quite low maintenance actually so it doesn’t come with cleaning kits. Just keep it dry and change the dimo (flute membrane) will do.

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