Native American Flutes anyone?

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 weeks ago
45 posts

Have fun at the jam!  Banjo, mtn dulcimer and PW seem like a great trio of 'tools' to take for that scenario. (I play all three, as you may know already...tho my pw playing is not up to jamming much yet)

I can appreciate the meditative and calming quality of playing the NA flute. I can envision someone playing it at a window or in front of a fireplace on a grey winter day or snowy evening.

I had moved this thread to the "Adventures with Other Instruments" Forum category here, so you needn't worry at all about talking about other instruments you might play here. I myself like discussing various instruments that people play, and why they play them.   pimento




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Papasims
Papasims
@papasims
2 weeks ago
7 posts

I'm finishing up a pre-tuned G kit from Stellar Flutes.  With the pentatonic scale I really do like the improvisational aspect of playing.  This really is a meditative instrument and you're not going to be jamming with it.  I like playing it in the evenings.  I can do so without worrying about missing a note.  Just an odd, personal interest that I am enjoying.

BTW going to an OT jam this Sat evening and taking banjo, mtn dulcimer and will slip my D penny whistle in for good measure.  Have a great week.

This is all I will be saying about the flutes on this site, did't want to get off topic with anything.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 weeks ago
45 posts

I've managed to so far resist the 'siren call' of Native American flutes.  I love how they sound, but I suspect the NA flute scales probably don't lend themselves to the types of music I most want to play- early American and European folk tunes and fiddle tunes, and also medieval/Renaissance tunes. And I'm aware of my own tendency to spread myself too thin in my musical endeavors... I'm still new to pennywhistle and am a rank amateur- so much wishful music learning to do -and so little free time!  doh

Have you tried out or do you own any NA flutes yet, @papasims ?  Do you think you would try playing improvised tunes with a NA flair on the flute ?




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Papasims
Papasims
@papasims
2 weeks ago
7 posts

Loving the penny whistle and its sweet sounds, but it has somehow led me to be listening to and learning more about NA flutes.  Just wondering if anyone else has been interested/playing or owns any.

I'm not trying to get an off-topic going, just curious.