Erik the Flutemaker Arabian Flute Small
The Small Arabian Flute, made by Erik the Flutemaker, is a small flute with an eastern character. It is played horizontally, and should be played alone, without accompanying musicians. It is suited for people with small hands as well.
The flute has a length of 33 cm. It is the smallest and highest-pitched Arabian Flute in the series.
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