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Our Preservation Collection reflects our commitment to sustainability, respect for the Earth's natural resources, and the woodworking process. Preservation Collection flutes meet the exact same sound quality standards as all our other flutes at a deep discount! Their difference is that they may have design differences, adaptations, unique woods, limited quantities on one-of-a-kind flutes, slight cosmetic imperfections, minor shaping inconsistencies, which do not detract from the flute's purpose in any way. Each Preservation Collection flute remains a high-quality, American handcrafted, woodwind instrument. As with all of our flutes, we stand by our musical instrument quality reputation, and sound quality is always guaranteed. This Preservation Collection flute does not include our third hole, leather cover. This does not affect the flutes functionality, sound quality, or musicality in anyway.
In the world of music there has been a revival of tuning instruments to lower frequencies of sound vibration. Until recently, most musical instruments have been tuned so that the “A” note (of the middle octave on a piano) is tuned to 440 Hz (Hz = cycles per second). This is known as Concert Pitch and was established as a standard at the beginning of the 20th century.
Our EarthTone flutes use a 432 Hz frequency for the “A” note and all other notes are aligned accordingly. When played alongside flutes that are tuned to the frequency of 440 Hz, the 432 Hz tonal difference is very subtle. The 8 Hz of tonal difference are seemingly slight in degree but can be perceptibly different when experiencing the feeling of the music we hear. Much like the subtle inflection of the human voice that can project a subtle variation in feelings, an instrument using a slight change in frequency can alter the feeling quality of the music being played.
The engravings on this flute feature Rainbow Moonstone inlaid cabochons, and a fetish that symbolizes the circle of life, along with a geometric pattern that represents the 432 Hz frequency.
The flute is tuned in the key of "G" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of A♯ / B♭. This flute is approximately 22-inches (56 cm) long.
An instrument known as a CymaScope can project the physical geometric patterns of any specific vibration. By connecting the instrument to a vessel of liquid or a solid medium such as sand on a plate, the vibration of a specific frequency will create consistent unique geometric shapes. Internet searches for “CymaScope 432 Hz” will give many options to see the instrument creating the various patterns.
The term “good vibes” has been used to describe a positive experience. It is slang for good vibrations or feelings. Vibrations have a great influence on us and it can be said that all aspects of this physical world are filled with vibrations. On a daily basis, vibrations are not easily seen but rather felt. When listening to music, a dialog or just normal conversation the intensity or calmness of the sound vibration has an effect on what we perceive or feel. Aggressive music can agitate us, a calm voice can sooth us. These are all aspects of sound vibration that can be measured as well as visualized even though these benefits are based on an individual experience rather than current scientific evidence.