Interest in crafting the Native American flute has grown steadily since the 1980s, but reliable, specific crafting instruction has been as scarce to come by as reliable accounts of its history and development. Now there’s Native American Flute Craft, a fully-illustrated manual for crafting the haunting, spiritual, soulful Native American flute. Build it in all its forms, from the ancient Anasazi flute to the modern two-chamber flute to the drone and more. Backed with the instrument’s history and mythology, the easy-to-follow instructions will aid you on your special journey to craft personalized Native American flutes from a variety of materials, including wood, bamboo, PVC, and more.
In 2012, Cooperative Ink published C.S. Fuqua’s The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft, which explored the instrument’s true history and mythology while also providing a section on crafting, geared primarily to experienced woodworkers. In response to suggestions from readers, Cooperative Ink announces publication of Fuqua’s Native American Flute Craft, an in-depth manual for crafters of all levels to build the Native American flute, from the ancient Anasazi flute to the modern two-chamber flute, from the traditional to the drone, contrabass, and more. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions provide thorough direction to crafting personalized instruments from a variety of materials, including wood, bamboo, and PVC. An instrument accessible to player, listener, and crafter alike, the Native American flute stirs something deeply primal in those who hear its song.
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