Bamboo End-blown Flutes [Erik the Flutemaker]
The bamboo flute is one of the oldest and simplest musical instruments in the world. Most cultures of the world have some type of transverse flute (which simply means a flute blown across, a side-blown flute.) Because bamboo grows in most tropical and temperate climates of the world, many cultures use bamboo flutes as their primary wind instrument. Their ease and playability make them a natural choice for many looking to enter the musical arena.
These instruments are well-tuned to A440 standard pitch. Each has its own scale, with a minimum 1-octave range.
This is a deep, mellow and mysterious flute that ranges between 27 to 35 inches long and is recommended for a large hand span. Key of Bb and sometimes A depending on the length of the bamboo.
A great tip for making the flute sound great: Start all closed go up and down the scale, keep the lower hand "peace sign fingers" together as if they were scotch-taped together. For a different scale and sound, keep the index fingers planted as you go up and down the flute.
The Ice Age Flute
This is a 13 inch modified replica of a flute that was found in a cave in Germany and said to be around 35,000 years old when Europe was first being populated during the Ice Age. Mammoth relics were found in the same layers the flute was found. Learn more about Paleolithic flutes. Key of Bb.
The 21.5 inch transverse Oriental flute is inspired by the end-blown Japanese Shakuhachi - a deep, rich, enchanting, meditative flute with a pentatonic scale. Key of D.
This is a 15 inch professional concert-tuned G major Quena. Will play in Am, C and Em also. This Andean Quena is "The Flute" of South America and captures the musical heart of the ancient peoples of the Andes Mountains. It is a really fun flute that can musically cry and celebrate in the same song.
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