The Sparrow Hawk - key of "A" minor is one of our most popular flutes. It is easy to play and is ideal for first time flute players and those with smaller hands. This flute is inlaid with turquoise cabochons which add to the natural beauty of the flute and enhance the functional art quality of the instrument.
The Sparrow Hawk flute is a good accompaniment flute for the Contra Bass "A" flute and the Pocket Flute in the key of "A". It is deeper in tone than the White Tail Hawk Flute "B".
The flute is tuned in the key of "A" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "C".
This 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.
This flute is 19 inches (48 cm) long.
Crafted from Spanish cedar, a soft wood, the flute is sealed with non-toxic oils which give it a warm, resonant and full voice. What may look like a check line is actually a natural grain line in the wood of your flute. Spanish cedar has naturally-occurring dark lines in the grain which are often mistaken for cracks. If your flute is crafted out of Spanish cedar, please watch this video to help you distinguish between check lines and wood grain.
Each flute (excluding our Pocket Flute & Eagle Bone Ocarina) automatically includes Odell's FREE 'How-To-Play' Instructional Materials which comes with: printed instructional booklet with fingering charts as well as an instructional DVD with both Odell's Beginner and Intermediate tutorial videos.