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Black Walnut Forest Flute - D minor

At a glance

  • Key: D minor pentatonic
  • Wood Types: Black Walnut
  • Length: 38cm
  • Includes: Quickstart playing guide, Protective case, Lifetime guarantee, Free world-wide Postage
  • Availability: Made to order (4-6 weeks)
  • Price: $380NZD
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Forest Flutes are sprightly and play songs of the forests. They are great company on a forest hike, and – as the smallest of the flutes – fits snugly into your backpack.
The D minor pentatonic Forest Flute has six easy-to-cover finger holes, and sings a bright and clear song that’s deeper than the G minor Forest Flute.

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.

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About the wood

Black Walnut, as a flute-wood, has a voice that is bright, clear, and strong, due to the hardness of the wood. The wood colour is typically a swirling combination of browns and blacks. This is highly figured wood, with knot inclusions and other wild grain patterns. Black Walnut is native to America and is grown in New Zealand. The wood we use is hand selected and milled by a friend in Matamata, who reserves a special selection for Southern Cross Flutes.

About the stone

Turquoise is a sacred stone used for centuries by the Native American’s in all healing work. This is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility.  Southern Cross Flutes uses only natural undyed turquoise. In the Black Walnut Forest Flutes range, this traditional stone is set into the flute in three places, with pyrogprahy marks around the stone representing the bright rays of the stars.

About 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.

About 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.

Made to order flutes
If you’ve chosen to have your flute crafted to order, please allow up to 4 weeks for Todd to finish and have your flute ready for posting. To proceed with this order, please click the Inquire about this flute link below…

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