Step 1: Choose You Bamboo
First thing you need to do is to choose the piece of bamboo you want to use. I sugest one that has a very straight and prefferably a very flat side to it around the node. The node is where two sections of bamboo meet at.
The piece I chose has been dried already. I do not suggest using a piece of green bamboo for this project. As it dries, it has a higher tendency to split or warp slightly which will change the tone and sound of the bamboo greatly.