Dizi’s Dimo

Learn to Paste Dizi's Dimo with Tim Liu

Dimo selection, pasting, and adjusting is a vital part of Dizi’s tone quality, yet lots of beginner Dizi players cover the MoKong (Membrane hole) with all kinds of paper, then wonder “Why does my Dizi sound funny?”

This video is boiled down from over 25 years of Dimo pasting experience. In 35 minutes Tim Liu will show and tell you all you need to know about the Dizi’s Dimo. For example, did you know that you are supposed to give Dimo a massage before pasting it on? Or that it is necessary to make some wrinkles when pasting the Dimo?

INDEX (Total Run Time: 38 minutes)

1. Introduction

2. Why did I make this program?

3. About Dimo and Mo’-kong

4. Why is Dimo pasting ability so important to Dizi playing?

5. Rice paper or Onion skin? That is the question.

6. Where Dimo come from?

7. Garlic juice or crazy glue? That is the next question.

8. Why A-Giao or Bai Chi?

9. Opening and selecting the right Dimo for the Dizi

10. Bai Chi preparation

11. Step by Step – Membrane Pasting
a. Applying glue
b. Cutting the Dimo into a good size
c. Massaging the Dimo
d. Which way to paste it on? Across or Parallel?
e. Pasting the Dimo
f. Dimo sound demonstration
g. Adjusting the Dimo
h. Protecting the Dimo

12. More about Dimo
a. What affects the Dimo?
b. May I share 2 tips with you?
c. Final words about Dimo pasting and adjusting

To view past participants’ testimonials about this program, click HERE.

“…I feel like a thirsty woman in the desert finally finding some water…”

Program comes with one A-Giao and 3 Packs of Reed membrane.
For price, please go to the Products page.


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Your Instructor: Tim Liu

Tim Liu was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He graduated in 1979 from the College of Chinese culture in Taipei. In 1981, Mr. Liu was awarded the prestigious Best Musician Award in the Golden Lion Bamboo Flute Solo Contest. He has also served as a soloist and was a member of the Taipei Municipal Classical Orchestra from 1981 to 1983 and was the principal flutist of the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York from 1983 – 1992.

Mr. Liu’s appearances included various concert series funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts. He has also performed at cultural centers and music festivals across the United States. He soloed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble and the Andiamo Ensemble. He represented the Chinese component of the World Music Institute’s “Fiddles, Flutes, Lutes and Zithers” concert and in 1986, he was one of the renowned flutists invited to perform at the 92nd St. Y’s “Magic Flutes” concert under the direction of flutist Carol Wincenc. Mr. Liu can be heard as a featured artist on Lyrichord Records “Venerated Patterns of China and Japan”, and his own solo recording “Birds in the Woods” accompanied by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Mr. Liu was named Artist in Residence of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden in 2003, winner of COAHSI Folk and Traditional Arts Performance Award in 2004, and was a guest flute soloist with the Great Britain Flute Society in August 2004. He has appeared on the same stage with other top international stars such as Sir James Galway, William Bennett, and Trevor Wye.

Mr. Liu can be heard as a featured artist on Lyrichord Records “Venerated Patterns of China and Japan”. He is the author of “Learn to play Dizi with Tim Liu – 2 Measures At At Time” (CD home study program); “Dizi’s Dimo – Chinese Bamboo Flute Membrane Pasting” (DVD/VHS instructional video); and the host of “Learn to play Birds Amid Tree Shadows with Chen Tao – 2 Measures At A Time” (CD home study program).