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Native American style flutes by Laughing Crow (Richard Maynard)
Flutes in the Native American Style created by a musician for the musician. (Domestic orders under 4 lbs.)
Have you ever heard one of these? The sound is Incredible! It's like having your own choir. This flute plays two notes at the same time. Actually, you can control whether you play one or both. You can see a photo of the mouthpiece style at the bottom of this page. One side of the flute (the one with all the holes) plays the melody while the other side plays a constant note which is the tonic, or fundamental, of the scale. This note harmonizes with all the other notes on this flute to create the most amazing sound. Left-Handed versions available at no extra charge. Call to request, 888-778-3688. Click on any of the flutes to get more details.
HI, I just wanted to say thanks for the flute. It is so beautiful and the sound...wow!
The Bubinga Drone with no inlay (above) is available in F#m & Gm and Em. Bubinga is an African Rosewood. No color is added to this (or any of my) wood Bubinga is naturally this beautiful. There is nothing else like it. It is a hard, heavy wood and has a brilliant timbre. I use a clear, colorless polyurethane for this flute. (Click here or on the photo of the Bubinga Drone to see more detail.)
Above you see a Curly Bird's Eye Maple Drone flute in F#. The birds are made of Cedar. It has the dual mouthpiece which makes it easy to change from a drone to a single flute while playing. The sound is rich and the wood is extremely beautiful.
Eastern Aromatic Cedar Drone. Available in all keys. Each flute is different. I use only hand-select wood.
All keys are available in Birds-Eye Maple and Eastern Aromatic Cedar.
Be advised the D Drone is big. Around 30" long, 3" wide and 1 1/2" thick. It can weigh as much as two pounds. Also the Em drone is not as big, but is around 26" long. The furthest finger holes are around 1 3/8" apart with the holes getting progressively closer as you move north up the flute. They're both a stretch for most hands. Neither the Dm or Em drones are recommended for beginners, small or stiff hands. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to hear the how the different drones sound, click on the Key Signature i.e. F#m just in front of the price. This will hook you up with the sound file which your media player should be able to stream for you.
Click here to Order Drone from this site with my order form. You can specify the flute you want at the bottom of the order form as the Drones are not actually in the form as a selection. Don't worry, I'll see your request.
Don't be afraid to call with your request. We can discuss your needs over the phone and I'll get started on your instrument. Toll Free (888)778-3688 or 520-322-9811.
Pictured, you see the unique mouthpiece which facilitates changing from playing the double to playing as a solo flute. The raised portion plays the melody section of the flute. A good customer and friend suggested this shape to me. I have found that it is easier to play the melody side with confidence as a solo instrument and less chance of adding the drone when I wish to leave the drone side mute. When I wish to add the drone, it's a simple and quick matter to adjust the airflow into the second hole. The shape of the mouthpiece is basically the same on all the drone flutes.
PS: If you'd rather have a flat mouthpiece, specify your request and I'll be more than happy to make it plain.
The Complete Guide to the Native American Style Flute
Everything for Beginning to
"First Breath" by Douglas Spotted Eagle, Native American Flute DVD
"First Breath" Instructional DVD format (NTSC) Revised Edition
"As 5 fingered humans, we are all the same...." Douglas Spotted Eagle
Douglas Spotted Eagle, far and away one of the most recorded/heard Native American flute artists in the world of Indian flute, brings you into his home and studio for this private lesson. Breathing techniques, fingering, vibrato, and many other helpful tips will have you playing better than ever before, even if you are a seasoned player. Featuring live concert footage, three action packed music videos, travel hints, maintenance of the flute, recording suggestions, and more, see and hear what this "debut Jazz artist of the Year", Emmy and Grammy-winning performer has to share with you in this 45 minute plus video. Basic scales for the beginning player and advanced methods for the experienced, this intimate time with a flute master has something to offer everyone!
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