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About the Flutes

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​Flute - Specifications

The following are the specifications for all the the flutes made by Troy
  • Flute - Bamboo (Species - Aurea)

  • Cured in the hot Qld Sun - 1-2 months

  • Burned under flame to remove the oils

  • Inside the flute - painted with Food-Grade Polyurethane (traditionally used on bench-tops) to reduce the chance of mould growth.

  • Outside of the flute - Tung oil and Citronella has been rubbed into the flute to protect it

  • Bindings - Nylon

  • Tuning - Done at 22 degrees C

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  • Various Styles & Tunings

  • 30 Day Refund Policy

  • Lessons available to help you get started

  • Hand Made

  • International Postage at reasonable rates

  • Paypal Buyer Protection

  • Insurance, sign on delivery and express post available

Flute Styles we sell on Sound Village

Quena - Shakuhachi "Hybrid"  Flute

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  • Big, Hearty South American Tone,

  • Play from the Heart with NO MISTAKES! (Pentatonic 5-Note Scale means no discordant note intervals)

  • Easier to get and maintain a solid sound that on a Shakuhachi (Good training wheels for moving into Shakuhachi)

  • Extra Note option to keep it interesting.  Leave your top middle finger on, or take it off periodically to bring in an extra note)

  • Pentatonic 5 Note Scale (Same as the native American Flute Scale and one Branch of the Shakuhachi style flute.

  • Advantage over Native American Flute is you get 2 full octaves

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Shakuhachi Style  Flute

  • Traditional Japanese Shakuhachi Tone and mouthpiece,

  • Play from the Heart with NO MISTAKES! (Pentatonic 5-Note Scale means no discordant note intervals)

  • Getting and holding a note is more challenging than the quena-style flutes, as the margin for error is much greater. That being said, once you find it, you practice repeating it and it becomes normalised.

  • Extra Note option to keep it interesting.  Leave your top middle finger on, or take it off periodically to bring in an extra note.  (Some flutes retain the traditional 4 hole shakuhachi design)

  • Pentatonic 5 Note Scale.

  • Advantage over Native American Flute is you get 2 full octaves

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Shakuhachi

Side-Blown Flute

  • Side-Blown Bamboo Flutes come in a variety of keys.

Native American Pentatonic 5 note Scale

  • one octave plus 2 extra notes

Most of the side-blown flutes so far are in this scale.

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Native American Flute

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​Native American Pentatonic 5 note Scale

  • one octave plus 2 extra notes

These flutes are being made in the next few months

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