Forest Flutes are our high-octave flutes, they are sprightly and easy to play. They are great company on a forest hike, and fit snugly into your pocket or backpack.

Forest Flutes come in the keys of A, G, D and B minor pentatonic (A minor being the highest pitched flute in this range).

This flute is also very popular with kids due to the ease of playing, durable wood, and non-toxic oil. Adults love the versatility and creative song that it evokes.

The Woods

We take enormous care to select special and unique woods as this is one of the main reasons why our customers keep coming back for more Southern Cross Flutes. Check out our Woods page

The Finish

All flutes are finished with a completely natural and chemical free wood oil, from plant oils and tree resins, produced by a local New Zealand company. This blend of ingredients protects and nourishes the flute, as well as showcasing the unique grain of the wood. The final touch is a good ol’ buff with Carnauba wax, which helps to wick away moisture from the air channel while creating a durable and lustrous finish. We’ve found this method the safest, to protect your Native American Flute, as well as being healthy for you and the environment.

The Tuning

The tuning of this flute makes it a highly versatile instrument. While it is precisely tune to the extended minor pentatonic scale, the playable range extends to one and a quarter octave, with a selection of up to 10 notes. Numerous scales are playable on this flute, including the minor pentatonic scale, jazz scale, major scale, and gypsy scale. This tuning is very common on the Native American Flute.

How To Find The Right Flute For You

Hear from Todd about some important elements to consider when choosing a flute; in particular, the quality of sound you want, type of wood, personal comfort, and price.

Listen to our flutes

Forest Flutes come in a range of keys. The highest in pitch is the A minor, then G minor, D minor, C minor, and lastly B minor being the deepest key flute in the Forest Flute range.

  • "G minor Forest Flute"
  • "C minor Forest Flute"
  • "D minor Forest Flute"
  • "B minor Forest Flute"

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