travers flute, panflute

travers flute, indian bansoori, chinese Dizi, Quena, panflutes

travers flute, panflute

The recorder is often first associated with the flute, but in the orchestra the flute always means the flute. While the recorder was still very popular in the early baroque period, the flute soon established itself as "the flute". At that time it wasn't the modern silver flutes with many keys but simple wooden flutes without keys.
The oldest tradition of the flute is from China. Since the origin of many musical instruments lies in early cultures in Mesopotamia, one can guess that the variant of holding a flute across and blowing it through a hole on the side was more developed in the eastern countries.
In principle, a flute is built quite simply. A hollow tube, e.g. a piece of bamboo, closed at one end. A hole is drilled into the side of the tube a little next to the closure, and a transverse flute is ready. A recorder is constructed more elaborately, but easier to blow, a transverse flute is constructed simply, but more difficult to play. You have to blow the air flow over the blow hole so that the air flow hits the opposite edge of the hole and breaks there. This creates the typical sound of the flute, which is softer and richer in overtones than that of the recorder.
Older traditional travers flutes follow the 6-hole fingering. They come in many sizes and pitches.

The Chinese dizi has a special sound.

travers flute made from reed

a simple traverse flute from reed, like irish traverse flute or bansoori, with 6 finger holes plays two octaves

Simple Travers-flute made from reed, in same intonation like the Tin-Whistle or the irish Travers-flute with 6 holes. fingering
tuneabel about two octaves.
Made for beginning of travers flute playing or for traditional music.
In different intonations from high Sol up to the low Re.
high intonations: Sol, Fa#, Fa, Mi, Re#, Re, Do#, Do, Si and Sib
low intonations: La, Sol#, Sol, Fa, Mi and Re

The large flutes are a little bit difficult of fingering and they are not playable with small hands.

reed travers flute in La / A

reed travers flute in deep Fa / F

reed travers flute in high Mi / E

assorted reedflutes

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Dizi - chinee travers flute

The Dizi is a traditional chinese traverse flute with special sound-effect by rice-paper

Dizi is a traditional chinese travers flute.
This flute has a special: between the mouth hole and the finger holes is a hole, which is closed with a ricepaper.
This paper starts to vibrate while playing and changes the sound to a vibrating timbre.
The fingering is like typical six-hole flutes, playable about two octaves.
We offer this flute in differents tonalities.

In china the declaration of tonality is different to europe. They don't sign the deepest note, but the note at the third hole from the bottom. That means a flute in chinese F is C-major (deepest note C).

So we have the tonalities:

chineses G / D

chinese F / C

chinese D / A

chinese C / G



Quena is the name of a tradtitional flute from south america, exspecially in the anden states. The flute is played at the noch on the top.

Quena is the name of the noch flute of south america

This flutes don't have a mouthpiece like a recorder, but just a noch on the top, where you play. It is a little bit like playing a traversflute and so the sound is similar.

The fingering is traditional with six holes.


simple panflutes for children, large for deep sound and prfofessional panflutes from Italy

Who doesn't know the dreamiful sound of the panflute.

Indio-Panflutes from Peru

Panflutes from Peru in a good quality and easy to play.

This flutes come from small craftshops in Peru and they are fair trade. This keeps the old craft-art and gives the people a small income and subsistence with old tradition.

We offer small pan flutes in 3 sizes

small: 7 pipes, ca. 14 cm (deepest note)

medium: 10 pipes, ca 15 cm

large: 13 pipes, ca. 17 cm, bowed

professionel Panflutes

We offer good quality and exactly tuned Panflutes, which are easy to play.
Even beginners learn fast to play this flutes.
This Panflutes are made in the Alpes in old traditional art.

The small Panflute has 10 notes: C - D#
The large Panflute has 15 notes: G - G

indio panflute medium

small panflute

indio panflute large

indio panflute small


psaltery soprano

The sopran-psalterium has 1 1/2 Octaves from Do (C) to sol (G), ca. 50 cm long.

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The Mandola is a larger and deeper variant of the mandoline.

Like the mandolne has it 4 double strings, so at all are 8 strings, where always two are in the same tuning.

The instrument is one octave depper than the mandoline in the same tuning Sol - Re - La - Mi (G - D- A - E).

So both instruments are played the same, but the mensur of the mandola is not so narrow like at the mandoline and it has a warmer sound.

The Mandola has the same tuning and donality like a cister or an irish bouzouki. Just the deep strings are not in an octave but doubled.

The mandola comes with a bag and an accord-table.

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