Crow Flute, Walnut
Crow Flute, Walnut
The Crow Flute - key of "A" minor is made from ebonized domestic, renewable walnut, a hardwood inlaid with turquoise cabochons.
The Crow Flute - key of "A" minor is made from ebonized domestic, renewable walnut, a hardwood, and inlaid with turquoise cabochons which add to the natural beauty of the flute and enhance the functional art quality of the instrument.
The flute is sealed with non-toxic oils which give it a clear, bright voice. Ebonizing is a process used in the early 1900s. Even though the ebony wood was already rare and costly, ebony furniture was popular at that time. To compensate for that, wood workers developed a dyeing process called ebonizing. Unlike a stain, the dyeing process penetrates the wood fiber deeply.
Walnut is ideal for this process because it has a dark brown grain that streaks through the black dye giving it a similar look to ebony. We have found that this process slightly enhances the sound quality of the wood.
This Crow Flute is a good accompaniment flute for the Contra Bass "A" flute and the Pocket Flute in the key of "A".
The flute is keyed in the key of "A" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "C".
Hand crafted from Ebonized Walnut
Total Length; 19"
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High spirits Flutes Include a How to play DVD, Instruction booklet and Fingering charts. The fetish of carving on top of the flutes creates the sound and needs to be in it's proper position for the flute to play at it's optimum (explained further within instruction booklet) High Spirits Flutes are based on the minor pentonic scale when used as a five hole, when the sixth hole under the leather tie is exposed the flute will play the relative major key in both the Diatonic and Chromatic scales. High Spirits softwood flutes such as cedar have a fine balance between warmth and clarity, the hardwoods such as walnut and birch are very durable and have a bright clear voice. Flutes are made from a single piece of wood (uni-body), they are not laminated together. The shorter flutes are very easy to play and learn with, the longer bore flutes have a deeper voice and are recomended for those who have experience with Native Flutes or other wind instruments.