This is one of the easiest flutes to play
A 5 hole Native American flute in Spanish cedar made by High Spirits.
The heart of this kit is a High Spirit Little Hawk flute in the key
of A with 5 holes made of Spanish Cedar.
The key of A, this is one of our most popular flutes, 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. With just 5 holes it is one of the easiest flutes to master.
Odell makes each Little 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. The flute then is finished with a non-toxic hardening oil for durability and clarity of sound,
and it is precision-tuned so that it will blend perfectly with other
Hear one of these flutes
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DVD - Beginning Flute Techniques with Odell Borg
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.
Song Book, Forest Songs for Beginners
Here is a book of 15 simple songs written for beginners to be played on the five hole Native American flute. This book has some of our easiest songs. 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.
There are 18 songs in all:
1. The Drum
2. Hawks Soaring
3. Dark Sky
4. Skipping Stones
5. First Star
6. Canoe Song
7. Listen to a Tale
8. Silver Moon
9. On the Cliffs
10. Sunset on the Lake
11. Two Arrows
12. Pole Cake
13. Song Bird
14. Forest Path
15. Camp Fire
16. By the Lake
17. Wolf Dream
18. The Clan
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.