to choose your Native American Style Flute
regular flutes come in all the sizes shown here
(Also see the amazing Convertible Double Flute
can custom make flutes in any key, but our standard flutes come in three
groups. Prices are $US
carved totems are INCLUDED
in flute prices.
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and high, best for playing with other instruments, particularly with
drums (they won't get overwhelmed)
AND loud, the most popular flute - offers the best of both worlds
see the F# minor double flute)
low, very soft, meditative (terrific miked)
a good look at the column on the right, and think for a moment about how
you will be using the flute. If you anticipate playing with other instruments,
particularly with drums, then our Group 1 flutes are for you. If you can
see yourself doing solos, whether in the woods by yourself, or amplified,
Group 3 flutes have a depth and power of tone that is truly remarkable.
The most popular choice are the Group 2 flutes, which offer the best characteristics
of the other two groups.
The diameter and the distance between fingering holes of the larger flutes
(i.e. F minor and E minor) may make it difficult for people with smaller
hands to reach all the holes easily. If your hands are fairly small we
suggest you try the smaller diameter flutes first.
fingering holes are approximately 3/4" apart
fingering holes are approximately 1" apart
fingering holes are approximately 1 1/4" apart
flutes come with a beautiful canvas bag, fingering chart, and maintenance
sheet, and all our flutes are shipped free to any location in North America.
a real treat listen to the sound of our double flute - a "convertible"
two bodied flute. One body plays a drone to accompany the melody
of the second body. By simply sliding your mouth 1/4 inch you can
play with or without the accompanying drone.
you take a look at the close-up view of the mouthpiece here, you
can see how staggering the levels of the openings allows you to
slide your mouth from playing a single flute body, to playing both,
quickly and easily. The sound is out-of-this world - please take
a moment to treat your ears!
the best of our knowledge this flute design is unique. We can make
a convertible double flute in any key, but at present we only have
a sound sample for the F# minor double.
Minor Double Flute - listen
- $465 including totem -
sound clip is 48 seconds (128 kb)
1. Can you tune flutes to a major scale?
2. How many holes do your flutes have?
3. Can you make a 5-hole flute for me?
4. Can you create a special totem for me?
5. I'm just learning to play. Can you recommend a
book or video to help me learn?
6. Can you tell me how to make a flute for myself?
Can you tune flutes to a major scale?
Yes, certainly we can. But here's a consideration for you: the minor tuning
gives you the option of playing a major scale by altering your fingering.
Refer to the fingering charts on our How to
Play a Flute page.
How many holes do your flutes have?
Our standard flutes have 6 holes.
Can you make a 5-hole flute for me?
Yes, certainly we can, at no extra charge. BUT, here's something to think
about; by keeping the 3rd hole down (4th from bottom) covered with your
finger during playing - or plugged with a simple insert - your 6 hole
flute plays the pentatonic scale like a 5-hole flute. Remove the plug
and you can play the major or minor scale depending on your fingering.
So you essentially have a 3-way convertible flute. With a 5-hole flute
you are restricted to the pentatonic scale.
Can you create a _______ totem for me?
can create just about anything you can imagine. But be aware that things
like oustretched wings, antlers, or multiple animals require a lot of
extra time on our part to carve and we have to charge extra for that time.
How much extra? Generally $100 US for exotic totems. Refer to our Special
Totems page for more information. Simple totems like those illustrated
on our standard totems page are included
in the price of your flute. If you aren't sure if the totem you have in
mind will involve extra cost, please contact us
I'm just learning to play. Can you recommend a book to help me learn?
We don't carry books ourselves, but we've selected several from those
stocked at Amazon.com. Click here to see the books
and choose a selection of recorded native music.
Can you tell me how to make a flute for myself?
really. It takes a lot of practice to learn to create a good flute, and
it isn't something that can be easily passed on in an email. We're not
trying to keep secrets, but realistically your best bet is to learn from
an established flute maker.
have questions? Contact us and we'll do our
best to help.
Choosing a totem