Authentic Native American Flute Key of D - Buffalo - Walnut FinishJTDW-Buffalo
Jonah Thompson flutes are genuine hand made Native American flutes.
The key of D is high pitched and makes for a smaller flute and is great for backpacking and easy carry. The hole spacing is great for hands on the smaller side but not to close for larger hands. These flutes in the key of HIGH D are wonderful instruments but the pitch is on the high side. For a little more money there are the Jonah Thompson flutes in the key of A with a deeper and more mellow tone. This has the walnut finish.
The 6 hole ponderosa pine flutes have a warm tone similar to cedar. Jonah does a really fine job of hand crafting these wooden flutes and the carved animal blocks are just amazing. He hand tunes each flute and they all come with a leather block tie down, beads and feathers and are finished with Teak oil. All these flutes are in the Minor Scale and comes with a link for instructional materials.
Although his flutes are inexpensive and would not be considered concert quality they are a great instrument for the money and his trade mark is his carved initials and the wonderful hand carved animal fetishes.
Jonah Thompson is Dine and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona. He is born to the Coyote Pass clan and born for the Red House People clan of the Navajo people. Flute making was taught to him by his uncle. Jonah is a musician and flute maker and attends many pow-wows and art shows around the southwest to sell his flutes and share his stories with people. Jonah's philosophy of flute making is that the flute was given to the first people as a gift. The flute music is to be shared in prayer, in friendship, and in recreation.
Hear a Flute in High D
Mark down the tone holes from the chart below on a dowel or rolled up piece of paper to see if you can comfortably play this flute.
|Key:||HIGH D Minor - 6 Hole 440Hz|
|Wood:||Ponderosa Pine - Walnut Finish|
|Mouthpiece to first hole center:||7"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #2 center:||7 3/4"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #3 center:||8 1/2"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #4 center:||9 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #5 center:||10 1/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #6 center:||10 7/8"|
|Outside Diameter:||1 1/8"|