PVC Flutes: PVC flutes have great sound, are extremely durable, and are affordably priced. PVC flutes are available unfinished for you to decorate as desired. Lacquer finished flutes are also available in black or white. Unfinished and finished flutes are available with standard slide-on fetish or standard wood fetish. The choice of fetish does not affect sound. The whole flute length is shown below the close-up of the totem. Notice that some of the photos on this page use the sliding ring totem. WindPoem no longer uses this design since it has been found that the wood fetish fastened with a leather strap allows for more accurate and secure placement. (Specific totem designs may vary somewhat.)
Multi-barrel Flute SYSTEMS: Buy multiple flutes within a system that costs just 75% of what the separate flutes would cost. The multi-barrel/single-head PVC flute system allows the flautist to have and play a number of flutes in different keys without the expense of buying a separate flute crafted in each separate key. The ability to use the same flute head on each separate barrel eliminates the need to purchase numerous flutes, reducing cost considerably. The system is available in two barrel, three barrel, and four barrel packages, in keys E, F, F#, and G.
To order a WindPoem flute, you must contact Chris Fuqua directly at….
chris.fluteflights(at)gmail.com Replace (at) with @
Special customer considerations: If you have small hands, small or weak fingers, or if you have physical pain such as arthritis, Chris will build you a flute you can play. Be sure to tell Chris of your physical playability concerns when you email him.
PVC in keys of E, F, F#, G, A: $45.00 + shipping
PVC in keys of C#, D: $50.00 + shipping
PVC MULTI-BARREL SYSTEM: (Choose from keys E, F, F#, and G for barrel selection.)
PVC 1 head, 2 barrels: $70.00 + shipping (equivalent to 2 flutes)
PVC 1 head, 3 barrels: $102.00 + shipping (equivalent to 3 flutes)
PVC 1 head, 4 barrels: $135.00 + shipping (equivalent to 4 flutes)
WindPoem Flute System Explained
IMPORTANT: The ring totem in these photos is no longer used. Refer to the new bird totem at the beginning of this page to see what the flute head would look like. (The shape or design of the totem does not affect the sound of the flute.)
A. One sound chamber
B. One sound chamber with 4 barrels
C. Choosing a barrel, (a flute key)
D. Sliding the barrel onto the sound chamber
E. Assembled flute with remaining 3 barrels
In a Nutshell: The multi-barrel/single-head PVC flute system allows the flautist to have and play a number of flutes in different keys without the expense of buying a separate flute crafted in each separate key. The ability to use the same flute head on each separate barrel eliminates the need to purchase numerous flutes and reduces cost considerably. The system is available in two barrel, three barrel, and four barrel packages, in keys E, F, F#, and G. (See prices for various barrel combinations above.)
Four-barrel DEMO: Click the player below.
Four barrels, four flute keys: G -> F# -> F -> E
COMPANION HOW-TO BOOKS for the Native American flute:
The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft – The history of, as well as the step-by-step process of making a Native American flute is explained in full detail with easy-to-follow instructions in this book. Click for full description and ordering links.
Earth Flute – The Native American flute method book with audio examples of 101 tunes and scales, and five HyperStudio tutorials with embedded how-to videos that shows you how to learn the Native American flute from scratch as well as help you get maximum enjoyment from your flute. Click for full description and ordering links.