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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #5: Finished

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 08-27-2014 09:25 AM 1636 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everybody,

I have finished the flute now and I am very happy with how it has turned out.

I was quite concerned about getting the finger holes correct and had some help from Charlie Mato-Toyela who spent about 90’ on the phone from the USA to Australia to help me get the pitch and the tuning correct, Charlie is a indeed wonderful person.

His Youtube page is Blue Bear Flutes which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is contemplating making one of these lovely instruments.

Anyway here are some pics, I hope you have enjoed the blog.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 08-27-2014 12:16 PM

Well done, David! The flute is really beautiful. You should be very proud of that completed project. How ‘bout playing a scale so we can hear it?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 08-28-2014 12:33 AM

Hi Don,

I am not much of a flute player but do play the trombone professionally and have some audio gear so I have put a very rough clip together for your listening pleasure!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/17s4zu94vu3lea4/Flute.mp3?dl=0

Cheers David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 08-28-2014 07:45 PM

Great blog,

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Rick M

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 02:24 AM

Very nice. I watched an episode of, “How It’s Made” of a guy making a Native American flute using the same basic method. I wonder if it was your friend in the episode.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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icemanhank

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 04:33 AM



Very nice. I watched an episode of, “How It s Made” of a guy making a Native American flute using the same basic method. I wonder if it was your friend in the episode.

- Rick M.

Not sure, could be his name is Charlie Mato-Toyela.

Thx David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 08-29-2014 05:03 PM

Beautiful flute and much smaller and quiter than a didgeridoo!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 09-04-2014 03:47 AM

Sorry for responding so late. Just saw that you posted the audio of the flute. Very clean sound and relaxing. Thanks for posting that for our listening pleasure—much appreciated!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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icemanhank

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#8 posted 09-04-2014 07:24 AM

No worries Don!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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pkj

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 02:44 PM

The flute looks really really nice. I like the stand and the totem they look like you have spent a great deal of time on them. you did a great job

-- Paul

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icemanhank

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 07:53 PM

Thanks Paul, I did spend some time on it but it was a project that I really enjoyed a lot and I learnt some interesting things along the way as well.

Cheers David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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