The Kawala is a flute native to Egypt, it has 6 holes and is tuned in the natural major scale, the sound is made from the inclination of the flute under the lips forming an angle over the corner of the mouthpiece, it requires a lot of embouchure training to produce a sound satisfactory... being possible to reach up to 3 octaves in some notes. When we master the embouchure, the sky is the limit, it becomes an extension of the throat! It's one of the simplest and most powerful flutes I've ever seen. Its origin takes us to ancient Egypt and its structure, due to its simplicity, gives the clear feeling of being one of the first flute formats created by mankind. For those who dream of playing Ney, we recommend starting with Kawala !

Although very similar to the Ney, a flute highly popular in traditional Middle Eastern music, the Kawala does not have a hole in the back like the Ney. Kawala has a fundamental tonal structure for the Egyptian folk music community.

tunings

The Kawala is produced in 4 tunings, the smallest flute being tuned in A (LA). Then we have tuning in G (SOL), F (FA) and E (MI), with Kawala E tuning. Its drilling reproduces the natural major scale. As it is an edge wind flute, it depends on practicing the embouchure to reproduce sound with quality, not being an easy flute to play at first contact.

BAMBOO

The bamboo selected for these flutes is of high acoustic quality, without internodes, perfectly cylindrical and with medium wall thickness. The bamboos are shade-dried for 6 months, treated and sealed to withstand time and variations in humidity and temperature. In addition to protection against fungi. The mouthpiece of the flutes is made of bamboo in the bamboo itself.

FINISHES

All flutes receive non-toxic varnish (Indian shellac) and colored protective threads that can be chosen on the flute page. Choose a tuning and on the flute page you can choose the wire colors. We don't produce in quantity, we create the flute for YOU, with full attention to sound quality.

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