Erik the Flutemaker Arabian Flute Medium

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€ 99,95 (including VAT)

The Arabian flute, built by Erik the Flutemaker, is a rather unique instrument. The flute is fully made of bamboo. It is played like a western flute, blown from the side and held horizontally. Everything you play sounds great, it will have a very eastern / arabian melodic character to it because of the way it is tuned. It is suited for all hand-sizes. This flute is tuned to itself, meaning that it doesn't correpsond with a regular instrument tuned to A440, but it sounds beautifully in tune when playing solo.

How to play this flute?

  • Aim your airflow against the edge of the embouchure hole
  • This requires some practice and patience
  • The flute is held horizontally, this too requires some practice
  • There's 6 fingerholes on top, and no thumbhole on the back
  • Cover the holes with the pad of the fingers, not the fingertips

The musical possibilities

  • Anything you play will sound very eastern / arabian
  • That's because of the intervals between the notes
  • The flute has a reach of 2 octaves

Trivia for the ones that know music theory:

  • This flute allows you to play the following tones:
  • Root, minor second, major third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, minor seventh
  • Also known as 1, b2, 3, 4, 5, b6, b7

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Lare, Finland
Thank you for the beautiful shakuhachi. It just arrived, and I'm already playing some notes. Really enjoying it. ???? All the best from Finland

Luca, Italy
Dear fluteshop, I received my new Arabian flute. It sounds wonderful, enchanting!!

Thank you guys and thanks to Erik the flute maker

George, United Kingdom
I've received my spirit flute today ...

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