Maui Xaphoon (C / Bb) Pocket Sax - Bamboo

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€ 104,95 (including VAT)

This flute comes with a box and a booklet to help you get started with the Xaphoon.

The Maui Xaphoon, also known as the Pocket Sax is a relatively new instrument, invented by Brian Wittman in 1972. Today Brian is still making these instruments out of bamboo. The instrument is handmade in Hawaii. It is available in the key of C or Bb.

How to play this flute

  • Just like a real saxophone, it uses a mouthpiece with a reed
  • You need to shape your mouth in a specific way (embouchure) to create sound
  • Put your upper teeth on the mouthpiece, and softly bite down
  • Fold your lower lip over your bottom teeth
  • Blow with an open throat into the mouthpiece
  • This sax has six fingerholes on top, and a backhole.

The musical possibilities

  • Easily plays in various major and minor scales
  • The instrument is chromatic, so you can play all notes
  • It has a reach of more than 1.5 octaves

Which keys are easy to play in?

On a Xaphoon you can easily and comfortably play in the following keys:

Maui Xaphoon C (Most common and most versatile):
C major - F major - A minor - D minor

Maui Xaphoon Bb (Lowest pitch, common jazz key):
Bb major - Eb major - G minor - C minor

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