What sort of flute do “native american flute” musicians use?



Asked by: Kelly Shaheen

two chambered duct flutetwo chambered duct flute‘. This type of flute is now commonly referred to as the Native American flute, Love flute or Courting flute. The two-chambered duct flute has a slow air chamber at the head end of the flute into which air is blown.

What kind of flute is a Native American flute?





The Native American flute is a flute that is held in front of the player, has open finger holes, and has two chambers: one for collecting the breath of the player and a second chamber which creates sound.



Native American flute.

Woodwind instrument
Classification Woodwind Wind Aerophone

What is the Native American flute called?

The Native American flute has many other names.:American Indian courting flute,courting flute,Grandfather’s flute,Indian flute,love flute,Native American courting flute,Native American love flute,Native American style flute (see the Indian Arts And Crafts Act), North American flute,Plains flute, and Plains Indian

What is the indigenous flute made out of?

They are made of different woods but cedar is the most common. Tradition has it that the Native American flute was primarily a courting instrument.

What key is Native American flute in?

The key of F# is sometimes called the de facto key of the Native American style flute. It has achieved this status by usage. The majority of recorded Native American flute music is done with an F# flute.

Is the Native American flute hard to play?





The Native American Flute is a very simple instrument!



Almost everyone can learn to play it easily. There’s no need for musical training background, and no reasons to spend years learning – just take the flute and play.

How do you choose a Native American flute?

You can change the tone a great deal and if you're not familiar with the can i you may take a little bit of practice to get it to play and shrivel some.

What is the best wood for Native American flutes?

Western Red Cedar is the quintessential Native American love flute wood. Very light to hold, this flute-wood produces a classic warm, rich and resonant tone.

Why is Native American flute so relaxing?

3. Playing Native American flute will entrain a meditative brain state, discernible in brainwave patterns of increased EEG alpha and theta with reduced beta activity. 4. Playing Native American flutes will induce a relaxed state, discernible by autonomic measures of reduced HR with increases in BVP and HRV.

What is the difference between a recorder and a Native American flute?

In this respect the Native American flute is even easier to play than a recorder (which is a diatonic instrument). The tonal quality of the Native American style flute is quite soft or mellow. When you play the sound is not loud like that of a conventional instrument such as a trumpet or clarinet.



How many notes can a Native American flute play?

A lot of brilliant musicians would say five, six, seven, or eight. Some of the more advanced players, with knowledge of various musical scales, might say between twelve and fifteen.

How long is a Native American flute?

How Long is a Native American flute? Anything from 15 to 50 cm when it comes to sound chamber length. Add about 15 to 20 cm of the air chamber and that’s how long the flute is. Some flutes can be even longer, because some makers build flutes in lower keys (as a bass Native American flute).

What is a triple flute?

The flute that I have in my hands is a unique flute of course. It's a triple flute that means that as three flutes. Put together now these are all in the same key. So I've got a minor represented.



What pitch does the flute play?

middle C

The flute is made in the form of an open cylindrical air column about 66 cm long. Its fundamental pitch is middle C (C4) and it has a range of about three octaves to C7.

Why are flutes tuned to 442?

Why? Because the flute will play in tune at the pitch it was designed for, i.e. A=440 or A=442 (most flutes today at every price point are designed to play at A=442).

Do flutes need tuning?

It’s normal for your flute to need adjustment like this every time you play from few millimetres up to 15 millimetres. Depending on the environment you are playing in, it can be slightly different each time. Another way the length of the flute can be changed is by adjusting the cork inside the head joint.