The Temple Drone Flute combines the beautiful playing qualities of a Drone Flute, with the added flexibility for melodic harmonies from the Mayan Temple Flute.
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. The left hand chamber, known as the drone, plays the fundamental, or root note, which is determined by the flute’s ‘key’. On the drone side we use three wooden plugs allowing you to choose what drone note you’d like to play. You can take them out individually, or remove them all and play melodically on both sides!!
Numerous scales are playable on this flute, including the minor pentatonic scale, jazz scale, major scale, and gypsy scale.
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
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 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.
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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.
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Temple Drone Flutes are versatile, melodic, harmonic. Incorporating three plug-able playing holes on the left-hand side, it’s a combination of our most popular flutes.
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