Category Archives: meditative

The Mighty Drone Flute!

This article is about the drone flute, a startlingly powerful version of the Native American flute! There are two ways to play an instrument. You can play it along with at least one other person, (a duet, a trio, quartet, … Continue reading

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“Knitting” Tunes

In this article I would like to compare “doing” music to the art of knitting. What? Have I lost my mind?! No. Far from it. If you’ve read even some of my articles on this blog page you will already … Continue reading

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The DNA of Music

Before you read this article, please note that this is not a political blog. So when you read that some strict religious sects don’t allow music, this is not meant to ramp up anger among music lovers. I use this … Continue reading

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Tablature Is Hope For All Musicians

Tablature can be controversial, especially to those who are content with playing by ear. Some musicians love it. Some don’t want to learn it. You probably already know what tablature is. We’ve talked about it in other blog articles I’ve … Continue reading

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Building a Native American Flute

The Native American flute is one of those folk instruments that looks like it would be easy to build. After all, it’s just a simple barrel with six, (or five), holes drilled down its length. You blow in one end, … Continue reading

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Native American Flute Types

As a fanatical player of the Native American flute, this question is often asked of me: How does the material a flute is made of affect the tone? The answer is greatly! So in this article I will talk specifics about … Continue reading

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Playing Interpretively

There are two types of musical instruments. There is the electronic instrument. This would include electric guitars, and various offsprings of it. The other type of instrument is the nonelectric instrument that doesn’t depend on pickups and amps to make … Continue reading

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It’s Not Only a Man’s Instrument

The following information is gleaned from the book, The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft, by C.S. Fuqua. Although the love flute myth—the development of the native flute for use by a male to court a female—is certainly a most … Continue reading

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Pentatonic Scale On the Native American Flute

If you already play an instrument, you probably play the guitar. Everyone wants to play the guitar. The guitar is a rock instrument, a folk instrument, a bluegrass instrument, a blues and jazz instrument, a classical music instrument, a sacred … Continue reading

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