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Western Red Cedar Drone - Various Keys

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  • Wood Types: Western Red Cedar
  • Includes: Free world-wide Postage, Lifetime guarantee, Protective case, Quickstart playing guide
  • Availability: Made to order (4-6 weeks)
  • Available Keys: A minor, F# minor, G minor
  • Price: $950NZD
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Inquire About This Flute_edited-11The Western Red Cedar Drone Flute is available in A minor, G minor, or F# minor pentatonic.

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 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. The left hand chamber, known as the drone, plays the fundamental, or root note, which is determined by the flute’s ‘key’. Numerous scales are playable on this flute, including the minor pentatonic scale, jazz scale, major scale, and gypsy scale.

 

About the wood
Western Red Cedar is the quintessential Native American flute wood. Very light to hold, this flute-wood produces a classic warm, rich and resonant tone. Being a softwood, it is very absorbent which helps in reducing moisture buildup within the flute while playing. It is typically a light brown colour with a sweet woody aroma under the nose. Traditionally known as the “long life maker” or “tree of life”, Western Red Cedar is native to the American Pacific North West, and to this day has extensive applications among First Nation peoples.

The Western Red Cedar Drone Flute features Black Walnut on the mouthpiece, for added durability.

 

About the stone
In the Western Red Cedar Drone Flute range, turquoise is set into the totem as well as into the flute (within the copper Tui bird). Turquoise is a sacred stone used for centuries by Native American peoples in all healing work. This is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility. Southern Cross Flutes uses only natural undyed turquoise.

 

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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