Ugh... Making me go back through my books. Scratch that, can't find my books.Could I use recorder (recorder flute) fingerings for a PVC/Bamboo flute? They both have open holes with no key mechanism.
Even though the notes won't be the same, couldn't the fingerings make flats and sharps? Just curious.
One other thing: I was researching and I found out that PVC can be dangerous for your health. Is it safe to make an instrument out of PVC pipe? Is CPVC pipe any safer? Copper pipe is expensive, so I can't use that.
Recorder fingerings as in German, English, or what? Either way, the answer is I have no clue. I didn't even use normal flute fingerings. My partner was the one who found the precise way to drill the holes, and I'm not sure what he did. However, we used the most simplistic fingering I think exists. Basically, your fingers should be moving up and down in order. No weird 'cover this hole, skip that one, and cover the rest' type of thing. C was all holes, D was all except the last one, etc. Sorry for the weird explanation.
I believe someone already mentioned concerns about PVC pipe on the forums. I'll go hunt it up.
go to a home improvement store and look in the plumbing aisle. See all that PVC pipe? Much of it is designed / used for carrying water to various taps / faucets in your house (ignore the septic stuff obviously). If it's safe enough for the water in your house to be sitting in for hours on end and then you drinking it, it's safe enough for you to put your mouth on for a couple minutes.