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This beautiful flute is a hybrid of styles from South America and Japan.

The flute comes with a case as shown in the pictures.

 

Listing is in Australian Dollars.

 

Key - B Flat Minor Pentatonic Scale (+ 2/10) Essentially, this Flute is closer to A = 444. Notes are tuned in relation to each other.

Please look at the video at the end of the pictures where I play the flute and talked about it.

Flute does come with a case, a green case that you may have seen in some of the other Flute videos on this shop page.

 

Video:

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Video Explaining this Style of Flute and the Features - https://youtu.be/TQsyOLBKzr8

 

It has the full and heartfelt voice of South American Flutes (Mouthpiece), combined with the mystery of the Japanese and North American Indian Pentatonic Scale (Tuning).

 

 

Mouthpiece -

South American Quena - style

 

 

Benefits of this Style of Flute -

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A major benefit of this style of flute over a traditional north (Native) american flute, is that you get a full second octave by over-blowing rather than a few extra notes. There are also some extra harmonic notes playable on your flute by over-blowing the base note of the flute (all fingers on).

 

 

Tuning:

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5 note pentatonic scale which is typical to both Native American flutes and Shakuhachi Flutes from Japan.

There is also an extra hole placed second from the top, which is an additional option for use in playing. It is easy to leave that finger on and only lift it when you want to use that note.

 

 

Specifications:

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Flute - Bamboo

Cured in the hot Qld Sun - 2 months

Burned under flame to remove the oils

Inside the flute - painted with Food Grade Polyurethane (traditionally used on benchtops) to ensure there is no mould

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

Bindings - Nylon

Mouthpiece - South American Quenacho Style

Tuning - Pentatonic 5-note scale as per Shakuhachi and Native American Flutes, with one additional note for variety

 

 

Mouth Embouchure:

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As per the video included above, the flute will require you to develop the mouth embouchure (lips shape) to be able to make a clear sound on the flute. This takes time and training to develop, but with consistent practice, you can be making sounds quite quickly and then develop the sound to be stronger and more reliable over time. I have developed 2 training videos to assist you to practice the correct mouth embouchure to play these flutes.

 

 

Training Videos -

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There are Beginner & Advanced training videos down- loadable in the online store for this style of flute.

BEGINNER LESSONS - 3 Videos suitable for absolute beginners to help you develop the correct mouth shape and breathing techniques to get a reliable sound on your quena-style flute.

 

ADVANCED LESSON - A longer video containing over 10 special effects you can play using fingers, tongue, and breath to get your playing to really pop!

 

Shipping Details - I Routinely choose standard shipping options, when posting flutes. The flute will come well protected in a cardboard postal tube. Postage from Australia automatically includes $100 AUD insurance on all items. If you would like to increase the insurance, add in signature on delivery, or Express shipping, please let me know.

 

Payment -

 

Postage - Once you have paid, I'll post the flute to your nominated address and a tracking number provided. If you elect to purchase the Training Videos, I will provide you with a link to download the videos withing 48 hours of your payment.

 

Once you receive the Flute, do drop me a quick message to let me know of the successful arrival!

 

 

Refund Policy:

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I guarantee the quality of my flutes. Please note that there is a learning curve to being able to play this style of flute. You will notice in the video of me playing this flute that it plays nicely, with a full tone. You too can reach that level of skill on the flute with regular practice.

 

If you are unhappy with the quality of your flute, Refunds are possible if you notify me within 30 days of purchase of the flute of your intention to return the flute. A Refund is given once the undamaged flute is returned to my postal address in Australia. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer.

 

 

Online Flute Lessons:

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The following are links to the video download lessons offered above.

 

https://www.soundvillage.live/product-page/quena-flute-beginner-series-3-videos

https://www.soundvillage.live/product-page/quena-flute-beginner-advanced

 

There are also some basic instruction videos on Youtube on how to play the Quena Style flute if you want to give that a go.

 

 

I also teach Didgeridoo / Circular Breath and Irish Whistle online

 

Best Wishes and happy music-making to you!

Troy

B flat minor Quena /Shakuhachi style bamboo flute

$200.00Price
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