THE Flute River Cane, is a tribute to the tradition of Native American flutes created with bamboo cane from the river (Gigantean Arundinaria). This traditional Native American-style flute was easily found among the Native peoples of the southeastern United States. It is a flute with a narrow diameter and excellent sound, has 5 holes keeping the pentatonic scale and natural mouthpiece of the bamboo itself. We produce with a more resistant bamboo keeping the general shape. The River Cane Flute is apparently simple, but its sound has a special shine that touches and elevates us.
River Cane E Flute - Native American Style NAF
River Cane Flute – Native American Style (NAF) – Bamboo – E (MI)
- Scale: Minor Pentatonic
- Material: Special Treated Bamboo
- Block: Simple in wood
- Finishes: natural non-toxic lacquer varnish, waxed threads, leather threads, internally sealed.
Made to order, deadline 40 days. Standard Tuning (A: 440 hz) or Natural Tuning (A: 432 hz). Artisanal production, with slight variations in relation to the photo.
The flutes are simple and powerful instruments, they are directly related to the vital movement of the breath, the exchange of energy through the breath that transports life, sound and allows to express the unspeakable. Music, in particular melody, is nothing less than a range of vibrations interacting and relating, the flute being one of the most suitable musical instruments to initiate the universe of relationships and melodic combinations.
Breath is the manifestation of life, the only thing we need to do in the first instance to keep us alive is to breathe, and our respiratory system is both involuntary and voluntary, it is possible to exercise some control over it, so the act of blowing and producing sound is very magical because it is a creative act, it is movement; life!
The native flute has elements that favor musical awakening, that is, our innate ability to make music, and helps to deconstruct the idea that only people with natural talents for music can make it.
At first, every flute created by native peoples is considered a native flute, in the Americas, we have many native flutes, Brazil is rich in this sense, as many native peoples have their flutes. However, here we use the term “Native Flute” or Native American Style Flute, as a reference to a specific style of flute, developed in North America, whose current characteristics were only standardized in the second half of the twentieth century. Its main characteristic that differentiates it from other native Amerindian flutes is the fact of having two chambers (slow air and sound chamber) whose air passage from one to another, happens through a block on a table creating a tunnel for the bevel (whistle / chimney). This feature offers a soft sound and is sensitive to blowing variations, in addition to facilitating the production of sounds.
What definitely marked Native American flute, with an unmistakable musical style, was the standardization of a minor pentatonic scale. This mysterious scale that brings us to deep emotions and nature, was already used by other very old peoples. The minor pentatonic scale was incorporated into the native flute with a combination of elements that reason can hardly explain, what we know is that this marriage has combined in such a way that today, the native flute has become a symbol of ancestral rescue, of connection with nature and the “return home” path. What we can say is that words will not be enough to explain what you will feel when you play your native flute. I felt magic and beauty, vibrating peace and love in the universe; our mission is to share this magic with you.
The main advantage of the native flute is that it is an instrument of rapid mastery, which facilitates musical initiation for people who have never played an instrument, creating the possibility of rescuing their musicality, acting as a powerful ally in meditative, respiratory and therapeutic practices. In a few minutes playing the flute you will notice its magical effects.
Our flutes are handmade creations worked one by one with a lot of love. We take care of bamboos since harvest, preparation and drying for months. It is a slow and careful process. Each flute that is born has its own unique personality. The pictures of the flutes are references for you to choose and order your new flute. Due to the wide variety of models and customization possibilities, we need a delivery time:
The “Flute Time”.
To create a flute, there is an alchemical conscience working in the invisible through 4 elements, the craftsman is an interpreter of the process, and when he is integrated with the natural flow of raw material and participates in each stage of gestation, he develops the subtle art of knowing what each bamboo will be like a flute. The craftsman's intention is shaped by the shape and nature of the material. The latent flute awaits the presence of the Being, to manifest what it is from the beginning!
If you are looking for an instrument of power and vibrational healing, this is our mission, and time is a value in favor, necessary for the manifestation of an instrument with Soul.
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Is the flute ready or will it be produced?
Our flutes are created to order. We want to make your flute! When you manifest the intention to purchase one of our flutes, your energy will directly influence the flute that will be born only for you or for the person who will receive it. We offer many options and models, which makes it impossible to have all tunings and models available for immediate shipment, as our creation is handcrafted 100%, all flutes are tested one by one.
What is the deadline?
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How to choose the Last Hole Alignment
The choice of last hole alignment will depend on the size of the flute and which hand is used below to close the last three holes. The vast majority of people play with the right hand below, in this case, for large flutes, we recommend that the last hole is aligned to the Right, as a way to facilitate the typing of this last note on the flute without causing discomfort to the ring finger of the right hand, this way it is easier to close the holes. For small flutes, there is no need for the last hole to be on the right, in this case it can be the Standard alignment, in the center, because as the flute has a small size there will be no difficulties in plugging the flute holes. Remembering that to know the approximate length of each flute according to the tuning, just consult our Measurement Chart. In the case of flutes with medium sizes, for people who have small arms, hands or fingers, we recommend ordering the last hole on the right, this way it is guaranteed that there will be no difficulties in fingering the flute.
Wooden mouthpiece or natural bamboo mouthpiece?
Answer: The choice of wooden mouthpiece or natural bamboo mouthpiece does not influence the sound quality because the sound quality is related to the flute whistle and the block or totem. The air chamber, which is where we blow, serves only to drive the air under the block or totem and direct that air to the whistle. The wooden mouthpiece has the advantage of giving a differentiated finish, more aesthetic and also more ergonomic because it is enough to lightly touch the mouth to the mouthpiece, without having to open the mouth, just enough to cover the small area of the mouthpiece and blow. The bamboo flute with the natural open mouthpiece does not have the aesthetics of the wooden mouthpiece, but the sound quality is the same. The advantage of the open mouthpiece is that you can dry it easily when you finish playing and in the long run this makes a difference. This is the great advantage over the wooden nozzle because with the wooden nozzle, the entrance is small and it is very difficult to introduce any artifact to clean it. With the bamboo nozzle open, it is possible to carry out this maintenance by drying with a flannel and also removing the dust with a brush. So basically that's the difference between the wooden mouthpiece and the natural bamboo mouthpiece, it doesn't influence the sound quality. While the wooden mouthpiece has an aesthetic and ergonomic quality, the natural bamboo mouthpiece has an instrument maintenance quality.
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