This High Spirits Contra Bass in the key of "A" minor is the lowest tone bass "A" in our Traditional Series.
The deep voice of this flute is ideal for the methodical rhythms of meditative compositions and accompanying other instruments.
This is a large wooden flute with large fingering holes and requires more breath control, so we recommend that you have some experience playing the Native Flute or other wind instruments.
The Contra Bass "A" is a good accompaniment flute for the mid-range Sparrow Hawk in "A" and the high-range Pocket Flute in "A", giving the capability of three octave ranges. This flute is a great addition for performing and recording.
Although several other notes are available, this flute is best described as a single-octave instrument.
It is a 6-hole flute.
This flute is 31.25 inches (79cm) 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.