Here is a great way to get started with the Native American style flute. This also
makes a wonderful gift for someone.
The heart of this kit is a High Spirit Sparrow Hawk flute in the key
of A. This is a professional quality flute. You have a choice of Spanish cedar or walnut.
The key of A, this is our most popular flute, great for beginners and smaller
hands, although everyone can use and enjoy it. The bore and size
makes it easy to play while it still has a full resonating voice. The Spanish cedar
(a softer wood) has a bit more warmer sound than the harder walnut wood version of
the Sparrow Hawk. The walnut is bright and clear in sound but they are very close. The choice of wood is
up to you. This flute can be played as both a 5-hole or 6-hole flute.
It has 6 holes and comes with a leather tie that easily converts it into a
5-hole flute. When comfortable just remove the leather tie and experience the
use of the 6-hole. 20" long.
Odell makes each Sparrow Hawk in Arizona from a solid piece of the finest
wood (instead of gluing two halves together as is so common) eliminating splits
or separation caused by moisture of the breath. Each flute is finished with
three coats of a non-toxic hardening oil for durability and clarity of sound,
and it is precision-tuned so that it will blend perfectly with other
DVD - Beginning Flute Techniques with Odell Borg and booklet
This DVD contains Odell Borg's half-hour video of beginning techniques as
well as a 10 minute demonstration of the various High Spirits Flutes.
Getting Even Sound
5 and 6 Hole Flutes
Care of the flute
The flute Fetish
Intermediate Instructions and Techniques DVD
Odell's 70-minute-long video of advanced techniques for Native American flutes, lots of good stuff here. This is the most comprehensive teaching DVD I have seen, clearly, logically advancing from step by step and it covers a lot of ground. This DVD presents the next step in your flute journey. If you have any wind playing experience (flute, sax, etc.) start with this DVD as the other beginning DVD is rather basic. Odell makes the techniques simple and easy to understand. We all get stuck playing the same melody over and over. Odell shows ways of varying the playing style and of utilizing new techniques to enhance your flute experience. North America NTSC format only.
In a rut?
Moisture build up
6 hole vs. 5 hole
Playing with others
Flute care and feeding, and more.
It includes an instructional booklet with complete fingering charts as well.
Beginners Song Book
Here is a book of 15 simple songs written for beginners to be
played on the six hole Native American flute. These are our easiest songs. Four
songs may be played as rounds with two groups or two flutes. No music
reading skills are necessary, as all the notations are graphics of the 6 holes,
the dark holes being the ones you must cover with your fingers to make that
particular tone. It is plastic spiral bound so it lays flat in a music stand.
Native American flute music comes from the soul, and is normally extemporaneous,
but sometimes it is useful to have some music to practice as you learn to play
it, and that is why this book can fulfill a special need.
1. One Wolf, 2. Amber Tipi, 3. Soaring Hawk, 4. Clay Pot, 5. Bear
Fetish, 6. Feather Treasure, 7. Woven Basket, 8. Drum, 9. Dreamcatcher, 10. My
Medicine Bag (A Round), 11. Softest Blanket (A Round), 12.Thunderbird (A Round),
13. Buffalo Song (A Round), 14. Kokopelli, 15. Deerskin Moccasins
Flute Care Instructions
You also get a 23 page booklet with fingering charts, tips, instructions
on flute care, and more.
Fingering charts include:
Minor Pentatonic Scales for 5 hole flute for keys of A, B, C, D, E, F#, and G.
Minor Pentatonic Scales for 6 hole flute for keys of A, B, C, D, E, F#, and G.
Chromatic Scales for 5 hole flute for keys of A, B, C, D, E, F#, and G.
Chromatic Scales for 6 hole flute for keys of A, B, C, D, E, F#, and G.
As well as some additional scales like the Major Diatonic & Pentatonic Scale.
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument before, this kit will get
you producing sweet sounds from your Native American flute.
Hear one of these flutes
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