This Hitzaz scale is commonly used in Greek and Arabic music; it is the scale that the Greek stringed instrument, the Bouzouki, is tuned to (it is also the scale that Flamenco is usually played in, sometimes called the ‘Spanish Gypsy scale’, though there are several of these!). A similar sounding scale is the Hitzazkiar scale found on Middle Eastern lip and reed flutes like the Turkish Ney. In fact, the naming of these scales seems very confused; for some, the Hitzaz scale is called the Hijaz, for others the Hijaz is a shortened form of the HijazKiar scale, and in other texts the Hijaz is the HitzazKiar.
About Temple Drones
Available in a range of keys and woods, the photos above & video show the stunning 40,000 year old Ancient Kauri wood in the heart resonating key F# minor. Contact me for more information regarding the various keys and sounds.
Drone Flutes are dual chambered flutes, playing a drone through the left chamber, and melodic playing on the right. This style of flute originates from the Mayan and Teotihuacan cultures, where it was commonly crafted from clay and played by villagers and priests. It has been adapted into a wooden flute that combines the traditional Mayan dual chambered clay flute, with the totem and slow air chamber from the modern Native American Style Flute.
About the wood
As a flute wood, Ancient Kauri has a voice that is rich and sweet, giving it great acoustical properties for the lower as well as the higher pitched notes. Typically Ancient Kauri is darker brown in colour with a depth of grain that holds shimmering highlights within. This wood has been recovered from swamps in the far north of New Zealand/Aotearoa, where it’s been naturally preserved for over 45,000 years!
About the stone
In the Ancient Kauri Temple Drone Flute range, we can use a stone of your choice. Our collection of stunning natural New Zealand greenstone (pounamu), as well as turquoise (as featured in the photos above), lapis lazuli, and tiger’s eye…to name a few…are all wonderful options to complement the power of this flute.
About the finish
All flutes are finished with a completely natural and chemical free wood oil, from plant oils and tree resins, 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.
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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