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This is a melodic scale. Just run up and down the scale and it sounds like you have been playing this kind of music for years. It has a pinkie hole too. Consider the Arabian like the minor, going up and down the scale and stopping here and there.
A friend who didn't play that well once got up to my mike at the booth and played a delightful whispy feel with his breathy embroshure.It was great! It sounded like a movie. Get into the spirit of improvisation by slowly going up and down the scale then stopping here and there.
I can build this in Small, Medium and Large. The small is recommended for small hands, the medium is a bit big and the larger is just a bit bigger. I personally think the large one is incredible.
Flute playing is a journey. I wish you well, Erik.
Medium Arabian from Nadine Beger in Germany after owning her flute for one hour. Thanks Nadine, Very cool!
I have just received the small Arabian and the Meditation Flute. They are absolutely wonderful! I'm planning on using the Arabian on my next CD.
God bless you and thanks for the beautiful flutes!
Jean-Baptiste, France May, 17, 2013
Today I get your two flutes: Quena and Arabian flute. Everything is o.k. and I am satisfied. They have great sound and I will enjoy them. So thank you for all and God bless :)
Stanislav SloveniaOctober 27, 2011
I received the Large Arabian Flute, Extra Deep Oriental, Deep Kokin, Anasazi Small, Side Blown Large Anasazi Flute
And the Chinese Flute today and I'm super happy!!:-) They all sound amazing, just as I expected, and I'm starting doing recordings right away!:-) Thank You very much!!
Best Regards, Eugen Racolta in Mölndal, SwedenSeptember 26, 2011
Awesome Flutes! Got my flutes a last week...I Love Them! I'm having so much fun learning to play...It's a real stress reliever.
Rewarding and exciting to play and make up songs. The Oriental sounds so amazing and the Arabian is fun and mysterious to play. I know once I play these awhile I'll be wanting more!
Thanks, Eric Bess in McKinney, Texas May 24, 2011
I'm Juan Luis from Spain . I received your medium Arabian flute last Saturday. It's wonderful! I'm very glad of having this flute...I'll probably buy more instruments from your website in a near future.
Congratulations on such a good job! Regards! Oct. 22, 2010
Just a brief word on The Arabian flutes I purchased.
They not only look good, they sound good.
They are a real pleasure to play.
Thank you so much for the trouble you took with these.
I have already placed another order.
I really am taken aback at the quality of these flutes,
and the customer service is second to none.
Great touch by the way on the chinese flute with the fortune cookie.
You have a grand sense of humor.
Very best regards in Newcastle upon Tyne , England UK.
Hi Erik, the Arabic flute is wonderful!
I'm fascinated. These are sounds to feel, I don't think but get lost in a world full of sensations. Thanks so much!
Surely, when someone, for many years, makes a lot of flutes every day, each flute is only one more flute, that it will travel to anywhere else. The wonderful thing about this is that 'one more flute' becomes a very special flute when it arrives to that 'anywhere else', it's wonderful that a flute is not only a piece of bamboo with holes.
And it's the same with the carvings, 'one more carving' becomes a very special carving. And talking about carvings, thanks to Linda for this wonderful African dance carving, I love it, it's really an excellent carving, Thanks so much!
Have a very nice day.
María Cruz in Spain, March 2010
I received the Small Arabian yesterday. It is fantastic and the Eden vine was absolutely beautiful. The sound is great and the leather bag is perfect for it. I look forward to buying more flutes from you in the future. Thanks so much.
Ellen in Bryan, Texas, Nov 24, 2009
Bliss and joy! The end-blown deep Shakuhachi & large Arabian arrived today. Breathtaking!
Sublime craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
Divine flutes, Sir Flutemaker
I look foward to doing business with you again.
All the best and lots of it,
Julian in Denmark March 2009
I am delighted with the Arabian and the side-blown Shakuhachi that I recieved yesterday. I can still smell the smoke from the workshop on the flutes! And the sound is so rich, deep, and beautiful. Erik, you make flutes easy, enjoyable and exciting to play.
I also bought your DVD, and have picked up new techniques to try out.
Your products are wonderful, and I can feel the love, time and excellence of workmanship that are put into them. You have a customer for life.
You a wonderful flutemaker. God bless you and your family.
Sincerely, Catherine Yu Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 07, 2008
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the Arabian flute I just received. It is sounds great and really looks fantastic. Keep up the good work.
Southampton, UK. July 2008
I received the Large Arabian flute and it´s AWESOME man, you are a GOOD flute maker THANKS!!! I´m going to use this flute in my Ethnic ensemble class in my Master Degree, it is going to be perfect thanks!!! Ivan Pelayo, Mexico Feb. 2008
I received the small Arabian flute recently. Your craftsmanship is brilliant; every note is smooth and precise. This flute has helped me deal with the stress of university life, since I play it in a small forested area on campus, and has already become a favorite sound among a good portion of my fellow students. I sincerely thank you and your apprentice for the effort you have placed in creating these masterpieces for me. In a year, I plan to travel to Afghanistan to volunteer my services in a few villages outside Kabul. I will have my Arabian flute packed in a small bag, and I am hoping to bring joy and hope to the children of these war-torn villages. Kristin, Sept. 2007
Thanks for the Arabian flute. Its' elegantly simple looks belie it's charming and smooth sound. It's great for chilling out to and playing around the kitchen or at the beach. I'm not very experienced playing the side-blown flute, but after a couple of days of practice, I'm starting to get it.
With tears of gratitude i thank you for such a melodious Arabian flute . Some day I wish to fly down and come and meet you and give you a tight hug.
Aravind in India Oct 2006
Hi Erik! I just recieved my order 20 minutes ago - a large Arabian flute and a set of pan pipes. I am over the moon! They are so lovely and well-made. Thank you so much! They're easier to play than I thought they'd be...What a haunting sound. Thanks again Erik! I've charmed every snake in the neighborhood! Pan pipes are so cool, too. Keep up the good work! Kathy Josselyn Thu, 31 Jul 2003
I got the medium Arabian flute today and it is absolutely amazing, I love it already! I really appreciate the effort you put into making it. I think it plays beautifully and has a really rich tone.
My Flute teacher, Professor Dorris Keogh, said that is a brilliant flute and I should be proud to own it!
Thanks again for all your help and work.
C-ya, Louis in Ireland. June 18th 2003
Hi! Got my beautiful medium Arabian flute, and I am so proud! It sounds beautiful, and the carving is incredibly pretty. Even managed to charm my kittens with it! Thankyou very very much.
Lizzie, Devon England Aug 8th 2005
My flute was waiting for me when I got home. What a wonderful way to end
the week. . I will DEFINATELY be getting more of your flutes. I am thrilled with the power from this little Arabian. I have received the second beautiful Arabian flute. It has such an amazing range, with the depth and mellow voice of a cello.Yours is truly a gift to behold.
Thank you so much!
Kind blessings to you and your family,
Sarah Stowell, Aug 27th 2004
Of course, feel free to use whatever you like from my comments. The more
people who discover how good your flutes are the better. I'm really finding the flutes good. The fingers are becoming more fluid and the second octave is gradually becoming easier. They arrived today in perfect condition. I tried the Arabian flute first. Ha! Just like your description on the website, when you run your fingers up in a scale you sound like an instant arabian master! Nice finish, and the little finger hole on the
side adds a new feel to playing.
Best Wishes to you and your family, Jeff Barton in Dorset, England