The Vertical Flute Shiva, is inspired by the anatomy of the Native American flute (NAF), with the differential of the typing scale of the notes. To facilitate improvisations in the creation of mystical (oriental) melodies, we adapted the minor pentatonic scale of the native flute to the double harmonic major scale, known by several names: Hitzazkiar (Turkish name), Byzantine, Greater Gypsy, and in India it is called the scale Bhairav in the North and Melakarta in the South (Carnatic music).
The advantage of the Vertical Shiva Flute is the ease of blowing as it does not require a special mouthpiece, just blow and practice typing to create beautiful improvisations!
The double harmonic scale shows radial symmetry or symmetry around its root or central note. This scale (and its modes as the Hungarian minor scale) is the only seven-note scale (in temperament equal to 12 tones) that isperfectly balanced; this means that when your pitches are represented as points in a circle (whose complete circumference represents an octave), your average position (or “center of mass”) is the center of the circle.