This flute has 6 holes on the front face; it is constructed of a
long jointed variety of bamboo which we grow and harvest in Florida.
The material is harvested by hand after it has died naturally in the
stand; this process returns the life force to the stand for its wellbeing
and longevity. Since these poles are fully mature they provide maximum
stability and strength to the flute. The material is further dried
in the shade, cut to relative length and torched to remove moisture and
solidify the fibers of the bamboo for a more resonant sounding instrument.
They are finally tuned and finely finished.
Rob tunes transverse flutes in the traditional diatonic scales; piccolo to
bass, in the healing Daoist pentatonic scales and more exotic (Arabian,
Indian or Chinese) scales. Special requests are
Recommendations: If you're not sure which flute to choose, the
middle G is a great choice and the most common medium sized flute.
Another good choice is the slightly larger D or Irish Flute. For large
hands try the C flute or the largest of all, the bottom A, popular in
Scotland. For children the C or D Piccolo are the most popular choices.