The High Spirits Double Merlin Drone Flute in the key of "C" is made from walnut, a hardwood. The flute is then sealed with non-toxic oils, giving this flute a clear, bright voice.
This flute is the highest octave in the key of "C" we make.
The Double Flutes are as easy to play as the Single Flutes, they take just a little bit more breath. With a double flute you play the melody on one side and the other side provides the drone in the root note of the flute - it sounds like two people are playing.
Our Double Flutes have two mouthpieces so you can play it as a double flute or a single flute instantly, without adjustments. Our style is unique and generates good amplitude (volume) and the drone side plays the low and high octaves easily.
The flute is tuned in the key of "C" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "D#".
It is a 6-hole flute, we cover the 3rd hole from the top of the flute (known as the 6th hole) with a leather tie, giving the option to use it as a 6-hole or a 5-hole flute. It is easier to learn on a 5-hole flute.
This flute is 17.75 inches long x 7.5 inches at its widest (45 cm long x 19 cm at its widest).
Drone Holes Modification:
We offer the option of adding three fingering holes to the drone-side of the flute (the three low notes). We cover these holes with removable leather ties so you can change the drone note, adding another level of flexibility to this already diverse flute.
Modify your double flute with drone-side holes for an additional: $45.00
Download our Fingering Charts for Drone Flutes here.