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Regular: Tuned with an electronic tuner in a major scale. Can play all kinds of songs in two full octaves. Great for playing by yourself.
What do you mean by Concert Tuned?
A440 is the present universal standard of tuning. It means that the note A vibrating at 440 cycles is the note the music world agreed on after a world wide music summit. Adding 2 cents to that makes the note happier which we do.
Concert tuned, to me means every note on an electronic tuner is perfect pitch between 0 and the 20 cents mark.
Once the note is too bright even on one note, I do not consider it worthy to be called concert pitch, which would be the pitch needed to be in tune playing in a concert with other tuned instruments.
Will I be able to play the Low Irish D Flute?
Concerning the Low D Irish flute...If you have experience playing piano... the stretch of the top hand or the right hand, would be the distance between the notes C D# F# and on the lower hand on the flute the distance of the holes from center would be like C D and F. I consider this a large flute. Remember if you go to a piano or keyboard to check this out don't use the thumb. The thumb will be under the flute holding it.
What you are saying
Dear Erik! I' have received my Irish low D flute today. It's wonderful! The sound is pure, deep and fascinating. The "Starry night" carving is magnificent! I was playing flute a hole day and all my friends and relatives were greatly impressed with the sound and the look of your flute. You are unique master! Your instruments bring peace to people's hearts. It teaches us to appreciate the beauty in the simple things, be more sensitive and kind. Thank God, I got an opportunity to find you and to communicate with you. Thank you very much! I will definitely be purchasing more of your flutes in the future.
God bless you and your family! Best regards, Nikita. Korolev, Moscow region, Russia. May 10th, 2013
The flutes arrived today, and they are wonderful. They are both great, with their own sound and characteristics.
Again, many, many thanks, Douglas in Lochgilphead, United Kingdom November 13, 2010
Hello Erik, just wanted to thank you so much for my Irish Flute. It was everything I could ask for and more. I have not put it down ever since it came a couple days ago. I have been writing music with it and hope to have a couple songs ready for my next music jam at the local music store. I sat down at a piano and found out the exact notes and notation on music sheets. My boss wanted me to tell he is happy the money he paid me went to such a good use. I've just been having so much fun with it, the sound is great. It is much different than my metal orchestral flute. I had to sit and get my fingers used to it, but I got it now. Just wanted to say you have given me something that is quickly becoming my main instrument.
Thanks and may you days be warm and filled with music!
Darren "Dagwood" Henley in Oak Harbor , WashingtonSeptember 13, 2010
Thank you so much for the beautiful Low D Irish flute. I received it in the mail yesterday and cant put it down. It sounds and looks amazing. I will definitely be purchasing more of your flutes in the near future.
Cam Norm in Baton Rouge, LA. July 2010
The Irish D flute you sent me is great, and thank you.
I love the starry night theme. I was actually surprised
at the high degree of "resonance" or tonal richness of the instrument.
It's really a pleasure to play. I look forward to doing business with you again in the fluture.
Ben Cook in Flowery Branch, Ga May 2010
Dear Mr. Erik,
I am writing to thank you for the excellent flute. Recently my parents came down to Florida from Toronto and ordered an oriental flute from you. They've just returned and given it to me. I was so very excited to get it. I absolutely love this flute! They had nothing but good things to say about you. They really appreciated your hospitality (especially the tour you took them on, which I am jealous of). They came home happy to have met a very good and special person. I too would like to thank you for dedication and hard work. I believe music is a great way to unify people, and you are helping to do that.
Thank you again,
Toronto, Canada. November 2009
I really want to thank you for the flute that you made for me.
The Vivaldi is perfect and as for the Irish flute I don't have words. I
like it most of all the other flutes that I have and I believe that it will become a great companion of mine.
Also thanks a lot for the excellent communication and shipping. You're very good at what you do.
Warm regards, Labros in Greece
Hi Erik: I LOVE THE BARITONE SAX IN F AND THE CONCERT D FLUTE I GOT FROM YOU. I'VE USED THEM ON MY LATEST CD, THEY SOUND OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR GENIUS. ANDRE OMINETTI in SIERRA MADRE, CALIFORNIA. April 2009
All I can say is, what a gifted person you are. The flute (Irish D) is simply a delight to play. I had it working easily in an hour and am playing it very often. The tone is gorgeous and the voice as soft but strong as the fog rolling off the north sea. It truly gives me a musical image of the Scottish Highlands and fields of Ireland.
George Stewart, Greensburg, PA. Aug 19th 2006