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Kids of Cascabel
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Introduction to Bamboo Flutes
The Journey of Your Flute
Non Concert Major Flutes include:
Kids Major, Small Major, Calypso Flute, Quena, Brazilian Major
, Irish Flute
Concert Tuned Flutes include: Keys of: A, Bb, C, D (High - Low), E, F, G
Native American Style:
include: Inspired Kiowa, Inspired Kiowa Pottery, Anasazi, Easy Anasazi, Double Kiowa
The Easy Flutes include: The Kiowa Love Flute Style
The Penny Whistle
Exotic Scales include: Minor flutes, Arabian, Egyptian, Meditation, Chinese, Native American Style, Double flutes.
Oriental Flutes include: Japanese - Shakuhachi
Chinese - Jihau Crane Flute
Bamboo Saxes include: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone
Pan Pipes include: Major,
Sax Pak, Exotic Set, Collector's Edition, Master carved Oriental Flute, Inspired Kiowa Love Flute with Pottery.
Other Products / Accessories include: How to Dvd, CD's, Flutemaking Dvd, Flute Cases, Flute Bags, Sax bags, Reeds/ Reed Cases, Bamboo Pen Holders
In the Flutemaker's Village we include:
Letters from Customers
Songs for the Bamboo Sax
Songs for the Pennywhistle
In The Village you will find some neat articles:
*History of the flutes.
*The Story of Erik the Flutemaker.
*From The Flutemakers Heart, (my testimony)
*Parable of the Flutemaker.
Questions for the Flutemaker
How to repair your cracked flute
Our Return Policy
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What You Are Saying!
Thanks for getting my order to me with everything exactly as I ordered it.
I really like the way the Oriental flute turned out with Linda's fabulous Sakura engravings. It made sense to me to get that finish because the flute utilizes the ancient Japanese Shakuhachi tuning, and Sakura, or cherry trees, are prominent in Japan .
I also really like the way the Starry Night finish turned out on my Brazilian Minor.
Leo's detailed Da Vinci engravings look great on the Brazilian Major too.
The Large Arabian with its "Dark & Carved" finish with the wheat, sun and moon engravings turned out real nice. I got this same finish on my Extra Large Bamboo Pennywhistle in the key of "A" and I 'm glad I did. I originally wanted it in the Natural finish... glad I changed my mind!
Hats off to you Erik for the Easy Anasazi flute with the Anasazi carvings. These carvings really make this flute look superb.
I am also happy with the Natural finish that's on four of my Cascabel flutes.
As for the sound of the instruments. Honestly, I have never played a flute before; never even tried. I did play the trumpet in band over twenty years ago, but that's it. Flutes are totally different. However, after following your instructions on how to begin producing a sound on the flute, I have begun to make headway after a couple of days of tooting around. I have also noticed that when a sound is hard to get with the tone holes covered, if I press just a bit harder then I get the sound. I'm obviously not sealing the holes adequately at first sometimes.
I got the flutes in good condition, they look great, I will hopefully make them sound better and better as time goes on with much practice. Of course, the Easy Anasazi is just as its names implies: easy. You just breathe very lightly for the bottom three notes and blow gently for the upper three notes. The pennywhistle is not too terribly hard to get a sound on with its end blown fipple. It is very responsive to breath control though. I mean you barely blow just a little too hard and you jump an octave real quick! It's going to take some time and effort to get this little trick down.
Thanks Erik, Linda and Leo for fabulous flutes and finishes. Thank you Amy for your effort in getting these flutes to me and for putting up with all my emails and PayPal transactions and all that.
Thank You! Steven Smith in Bedford , TX
Dear Linda, Leo and Erik:
What a delightful suprise to find your flutes at my door when I go home from work. Linda the Anasazi design is stunning! Leo, I love the dragon scales on the Chinese flute, what a unique design. Am I forgetting anyone? Oh, Erik, for the great designs and craftsmanship. I am totally pleased with your choice of bamboo for both flutes. The Anasazi sounds fantastic but my dogs vote is still out on the Chinese flute. I'm sure she'll be as pleased as I am once I get proficient at it.
Peace, Light, Love,
Bill Ballhorn in Lolo , Montana December 06, 2010