Spirit Flutes are a new series offered from High Spirits Flutes. Spirit Flutes are a unique and distinctive type of flute that are completely different from Native American Style Flutes. This bass B offers the low tones that people love, while keeping the cost lower than the traditional style bass B flute.
The design of the Spirit Flute has a shorter mouthpiece, similar to that of a recorder, and instead of a Native American style flute fetish, Spirit Flutes have a flat plate permanently fixed to the body of the flute. This gives the flute a compact profile that is ideal for travel, hiking, backpacking, or any other outdoor activities.
This bass flute in the key 'B' minor is handcrafted from Spanish Cedar, a softwood that gives the flute a deep and rich musical voice, with warm high notes, and firm low notes. It is 25.0 inches (63.5 cm) in length which makes it a short bass flute. It is a good accompaniment flute for the higher pitched White Tail Hawk Flute key of "B" minor. All High Spirits Flutes are sealed with non-toxic oils, which gives them a warm, resonant, and full voice.
It is a 6-hole flute. The 3rd hole from the top of the flute is covered with a leather strap, giving the option to use it as a 6-hole or a 5-hole flute. I call this a "training strap" for beginners because the note under the strap (a half note, like a black key on a piano) is not used in the basic 6 note scale. So, the leather strap prevents you from playing a note that doesn't fit with the basic scale. Even with the strap in place, I always encourage people to get in the habit of leaving your ring finger on your top hand over the strap to develop muscle memory. Then when you're ready to take the strap off, you will be able to keep your ring finger on your top hand in place when playing the basic scale. Also with the strap off, you will have the ability to lift your ring finger and play that note, which is needed on certain songs, like Amazing Grace, several traditional Native American songs that you'll find in Native Spirit Song Books 1 & 2, and several Christmas songs.Each flute includes a free "How To Play The Native American Flute" Book and DVD (Item 26 - DVD & Booklet - How To Play The Native American Flute).
NOTE: Bass flutes are recommended for those with larger hands or those with previous woodwind instrument experience. Keep in mind that this flute has larger holes and people, especially females, with smaller hands and slender fingers, might have difficulty covering the holes.
Price: $210.00 (FREE SHIPPING TO USA ONLY)