The transverse flutes are simple and powerful wind instruments with a wide range of notes, they have no mouthpiece, the reed is a direct blow with a free mouth over a hole. It is a very old and popular instrument all over the world, it can be made of bone, wood, bamboo or metal, each region and culture has developed its types of transversal flutes with different names and scales, but in general, the native scale of the transversal flute is The greatest natural, like the fife in Brazil or Bansuri and India. The scale may vary according to the number of holes… From the 19th century onwards, metal flutes were included as part of the symphony orchestra, but it is worth remembering that these “professional” cross flutes for concert are more elaborate instruments with high rigor and control of production and are not the focus of our work that is artisanal and ethnic, we value manual art, natural materials and popular instruments. So here on the website when you read "transverse flute", remember that we do not refer to the orchestra flute.
The transverse bamboo flute has a very pleasant sound, the quality of the sound and the range of octaves will directly depend on the quality of the fit of the lips in the hole, angle of blowing, pressure, etc. ... which is defined by mouth. Once the aspiring flutist has mastered the mouth of the flute, it is easier to create music. As the sound and tuning depends directly on the quality of the bit, it is necessary that the luthier has a good command of the subject to create a good flute.