Authentic Native American Flute in Key of A - Mountain Lion Walnut FinishJTAW-MountainLion
The key of A is a great key for a beginning flute as well as a must have key for the flute enthusiast. The hole spacing is great for hands on the smaller side but not too close for larger hands. So, the key of A is a good balanced key.
This is made of ponderosa pine and stained with a dark walnut finish.
He then finishes them with Teak oil.
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 trademark 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 one of these flutes
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:||A Minor - 6 Hole 440Hz|
|Wood:||Ponderosa Pine Walnut Finish|
|Total Length:||17 3/4"|
|Mouthpiece to first hole center:||8 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #2 center:||9 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #3 center:||10 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #4 center:||11 5/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #5 center:||12 5/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #6 center:||13 3/4"|
|Outside Diameter:||1 1/4"|