First Hawk Flute - Key of A - Spanish CedarHS113SPCFH
The First Hawk is an ideal beginner flute; it has a sweet voice and is easy to play. Its affordability and adaptation to smaller hands allows most anyone to experience the joy of creating music. It gives a newcomer the introductory experience of playing flute, while building the confidence to add other flutes in various keys to their collection.
Even though it is a beginner flute it is a professional quality flute. So why is it less money than the Sparrow Hawk? It does not have as many coats of hardening oil, it does not as many engraved embellishments, and a simpler bird block.
The First Hawk is a 6-hole flute crafted from the soft wood Spanish Cedar. The fetish is ebonized black walnut and tied with deer hide lace. The 3rd hole from the top of the flute (known as the 6th hole) is covered with a leather tie, giving the option to use it as a 6-hole or a 5-hole flute. It is easier to learn to play the instrument as a 5-hole flute and, when one is ready to play it as a 6-hole flute, simply remove the leather hole cover.
This flute is accurately tuned to the key of "A" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "C". It easily accompanies all flutes in the key of "A" minor in all octave ranges, such as the Pocket Flutes in the key of "A", the Contra Bass in the key of "A", the Little Hawk Flute and all of the Sparrow Hawk Flutes.
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.
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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 - 6 Hole|
|Mouthpiece to first hole center:||9 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #2 center:||10 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #3 center:||11 1/2"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #4 center:||12 5/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #5 center:||13 3/4"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #6 center:||15"|
|Outside Diameter:||1 1/4"|