Navajo Flutes by Jonah Thompson
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Genuine Navajo Flutes by Jonah Thompson
I'm pleased to offer these genuine Native American flutes which are handcrafted by Navajo flute maker, Jonah Thompson. Jonah is Dine and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. He was taught flute making by his uncle. I have owned a J.T. flute since first beginning my flute journey. These flutes play well and are very affordable. They are all six hole flutes. The length of the Am "critter" flute is approximately 18". The length of the Cedar Flute in F#m is approximately 21". The outside diameter is approximately 1 3/8". The A-minor is a good flute for smaller hands, but not too small for average to large hands, either. The key of F#m is the most popular key for the N.A.F. The key of Am is, in my humble opinion, the second or third most popular key for the N.A.F. If you're looking for a great starter flute, look no further. This flute also works for the pros. Paul Lawler, an outstanding composer and musician who lives in the U.K. and has credentials to spare, purchased one from me and uses it in his recordings. You may hear him playing his J.T. Am Eagle flute someday on a BBC broadcast. Each flute comes with an instruction book written by Jonah. (Shades of finish may vary. If you desire a particular shade, please e-mail me with your request and I'll do my best to fulfill it. Am stands for the key of A-minor.)
The first seven examples are in the key of Am. See the F#m Cedar Flute at the bottom of the page. Click the flute to hear an example of the J.T. sound. If your computer will not play the link on the photos, here is the MP3 file for Am flutes. See shipping note if you're ordering from outside the USA.
For a perfect combination, the method book "Understanding the Gift" comes with an instructional CD which uses a Native American Flute in Am. This is the same key as the J.T. Am flute. The combination of this book and flute is a great way to get started playing the Native American flute. You and the teacher, John Vames, are on the same page with the same keyed flutes. With the Jonah Thompson Am "critter" flute, you get a genuine, Native made sugar pine flute created by Jonah Thompson. Not an imitation from China or Pakistan. Yes, believe me, they are out there. The Am flute features a hand carved totem and a feather. The book, "Understanding the Gift" is written by a career music instructor and fellow "flutie". It is the best book on the planet as far as I'm concerned. Together, the two are a perfect combination as you will be playing the same notes as the instructor with a quality Native American flute. Why not get started right away with a wonderful, authentic Native American flute and it's perfect companion book?
Below you see the F#m flute in Eastern Aromatic Cedar by Navajo flute maker, Jonah Thompson. The quality of sound for the price is astonishing. Click the flute to hear it. If your computer will not play the link on the photo here is the MP3 File for F#m flute.
You asked for it, you got it! Now in stock, JT Cedar F#m Animal Totem flutes. Choices of totems and ordering info below. Same sweet tone, but now with your choice of your favorite totems.
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"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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