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3 – Selecting a Bore and Preparing the “Flute Blank”.

OK so now we actually begin making! But – we need to know what we’re going to make first. This depends on what key we want the flute to be in. The keys are usually referenced with “Middle C” on the piano, also called “C4”. A C4 flute would be an extremely low pitched flute […]

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1 – Stuff you need, and Wood

Before you begin making a flute, there’s a lot of stuff you’ll need, more stuff you’ll find useful, and yet more stuff which just makes life a little easier. Then of course, you’ll need the right wood. Now – it’s true that given a stick and a good knife, you can probably make a pretty […]

How to Make a Native American Style Flute – Series Introduction

As promised, I’m starting my series of posts about making Native style Flutes. Here is the list of posts in the series. 1. Stuff you need, and Wood. 2. Understanding your Flute 3. Selecting a Bore and Preparing the “Flute Blank” 4. Marking and Routing. 5. Cutting the ramp & flue. 6. Cutting the True Sound Hole; […]

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