I know that I said in the beginning that much of this isn't of a high [written] academic rigour, but upon reflection I think that it is good to have a list of references that I consulted in the preparation of this set of articles so that those who are interested (and can handle the Chinese language and/or physics) can look at the original sources for themselves for more details if needed.

  1. 《中国传统音乐曲式结构分析》 by 褚历
  2. 《中国当代音乐 1949--1989》 by 梁茂春
  3. 《中国近现代音乐史》(第三修订版) by 汪毓和
  4. 《如何吹笛子》 by 劉敏
  5. 《小型乐队编配》 by 赵德义 & 胡向阳
  6. 《民族管弦乐队器法》 by 朱晓谷
  7. 《竹笛艺术研究》 by 张维良
  8. 《笛子前出音孔功能之探讨》 by 楊朝証
  9. 《笛艺春秋》——赵松庭笛曲·文论集, ed. 赵晓笛
  10. 《音乐学概论》 by 俞人豪
  11. 《音乐知识》(修订本) by 人民音乐出版社编辑部
  12. Hua Yue: The Chinese Orchestra in Contemporary Singapore by Samuel Wong Shengmiao
  13. Acoustic Impedance Spectra of Classical and Modern Flutes by J. Wolfe, J. Smith, J. Tann & N. H. Fletcher
  14. Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics (2nd Revised Edition) by Arthur H. Benade
  15. Music and Musicians of the Traditional Chinese dizi in the People's Republic of China by Frederick Cheungkong Lau
  16. Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin
  17. QI: An Instrumental Guide to the Chinese Orchestra by Samuel Wong Shengmiao
  18. The dizi (Chinese Bamboo Flute): Its Representative Repertoires in the Years from 1949 to 1985 by Chai Changning
  19. The Chinese Membrane Flute (dizi): Physics and Perception of its Tones by Chen-Gia Tsai
  20. The Flute and Flute-Playing by Theobald Boehm, tr. Dayton C. Miller
  21. The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers (3rd Edition) by Nancy Toff
  22. The Physics of Musical Instruments (2nd Edition) by Neville H. Fletcher & Thomas D. Rossing