Category Archives: Native American flute

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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Quest For the Native American Flute

Sometimes it can be a long road to finding an instrument you really want to learn to play, an instrument like the Native American flute. With me it was an easy walk to the tenor guitar, (a small guitar minus … 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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Whales and Native American Flutes

Very recently someone asked me if you could play a major scale on a Native American flute. I assured him that not only could you easily do this, you could play a number of both major and minor scales on … Continue reading

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Starship Flute!

Many years ago, when I co-owned and co-operated Awe-Struck E-Books, one of the first ebook publishers on the Net, we eventually were publishing more than 400 titles by more than 100 authors. It was a lot of work, but it … 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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The Distinct Advantages of TABLATURE

In our last article we discussed the basics of “tablature.” Tablature is a notation system that makes music compositions accessible to musicians with little or no music background. The more familiar western music notation, recognizable by its elliptically shaped note … Continue reading

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The Native American DRONE flute!

There is power in the drone! I’m not talking about the military drone that can wreak havoc from the sky. I’m talking about the peaceful drone note that is often used in folk music. If I would ask you to … 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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