Kestrel Flute in High F# - WalnutHS116W
The High Spirits Kestrel was designed in honor of the Native American medicine flute. It is made of walnut, a hard durable wood that is also beautiful.
They are excellent to play along with the larger flutes in the same key. The Kestrel in high F# plays along in key with the Golden Eagle flute in the lower F#.
The flutes in the key of HIGH F# are high pitched and sounds a bit like a fife. This is not the low F#, but high F#.
They are excellent to play along with the larger flutes in the same key. It can be played as both a 5-hole or 6-hole flute. It has 6 holes and comes with a leather tie that easily converts it into a 5-hole flute. When comfortable just remove the leather tie and experience the use of the 6-hole.
Odell makes each flute in Arizona from a solid piece of the finest wood (instead of gluing two halves together as is so common) eliminating splits or separation caused by moisture of the breath. Each flute is finished with three coats of a non-toxic hardening oil for durability and clarity of sound, and it is precision-tuned so that it will blend perfectly with other instruments.
This High Spirits Flute also comes with an excellent DVD with Beginner and Intermediate lessons that includes instructions on how to play the flute, use different techniques, how to care for it, and more. An instructional booklet including fingering charts is also included.
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 F# Minor - 6 Hole|
|Mouthpiece to first hole center:||6 1/2"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #2 center:||7 1/4"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #3 center:||8 1/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #4 center:||8 7/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #5 center:||9 5/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #6 center:||10 3/8"|