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.
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.
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 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.
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
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