The Japanese Spirit Flute in the key of “G” has a soothing voice that is heart felt. It is a larger flute with a deeper voice than Spirit Flutes in higher keys of “C” or “D”. The holes are a bit further apart so we recommend them for those who have played instruments before or for beginners with larger hands.
The Japanese Spirit Flute plays a pentatonic scale. Like other pentatonic Spirit Flutes no prior musical experience is necessary to create lovely melodies on this flute. It has a mystic, romantic feel while also having a downbeat jazzy style. It’s an expressive solo instrument but also fun to play along with contemporary music and genres like downbeat or acid jazz. It’s an impressively diverse scale.
This is a Side Blown Spirit Flute. It’s unique because it plays sideways like a transverse flute (e.g. silver flutes) but it doesn’t require that you learn a technical mouth position to do so, to play this flute you simply blow directly into it. This design allows everyone to play a transverse flute right away, no musical experience necessary.
All Spirit Flutes are accurately tuned so playing with other instruments is a joy. This flute is a wonderful accompaniment for stringed instruments like the guitar, ukulele, harp, cello, and koto (a traditional Japanese string instrument).
Spirit Flutes are crafted from renewable and domestically grown walnut and sealed with non-toxic oils, giving them a warm, resonant, full voice. All Spirit Flutes are crafted in the United States and we are proud to be a part of a long tradition of American craftsmanship.
Included is a FREE instructional DVD, instructional book and fingering charts.
This flute is 19.4 inches (49 cm) long.