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FireSong Flute #14--Native American style Flute

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Project by drbyte posted 05-25-2007 03:15 AM 1354 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a key of G, pentatonic tuning, 3/4” bore about 15” long, and 21” overall. It is steamed Beech with a cedar bird, my trademark bird, a ‘campfire’. (Firefighter—Campfire—FIREsong—get it?;-) ) It has lambskin ties. Several coats of hand-rubbed lacquer for the finish. I made this one to keep for myself as 4H camp is coming up in about 2 weeks. I’m going to teach flute making, but we will use 3/4” PVC pipe for the kids’ flutes, not enough time for wood the first time out. Maybe next year I use wood for any student that makes a PVC model this year. This one has the best sound of any yet, very clear and smooth. The beech is a real dream to work with too.

-- Dennis, WV





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Sawhorse

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#1 posted 05-25-2007 03:17 AM

Great lookin’ flute, I’ve had real good luck with Beech as well…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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#2 posted 05-25-2007 11:50 AM

I love these flutes – especially when they sit on the stand. It really makes it special.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#3 posted 05-25-2007 03:59 PM

Wow…that’s really nice! It’s tuned to G? Wow…I thought you get what you get with these. Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 05-26-2007 08:19 PM

Nice flute.
jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 05:02 AM

Hey Spidey: There are two different methods, you can tune to the flute itself, “native tuning” or you can “concert tune” to a specific scale/note. I cut the length on this one to get a fundamental (all holes covered) of ‘G’. Thanks to all for looking and commenting.

-- Dennis, WV

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mot

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 05:03 AM

Thanks for the tuning info, drbyte. Very interesting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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