I present to you the Native American Flutes and Maya.
Traditionally they are instruments of rituals and ceremonies. They are very intuitive instruments very easy to play, they do not require any musical predisposition to quickly get out of it pretty melodies. As for the making Kora I wear a special interest in respect for traditions and am very sensitive and attentive to spiritual and sacred parts of instruments however the objects that I propose are above all perfectly tuned musical instruments (440Hz or 432Hz), where accuracy and sound quality take precedence.
I am currently making 3 models (soon new types of flutes will be offered):
.Native American flute simple
.American Indian double flute (drone)
.Flute Mayan Temple (tunable drone)
The Native American flute is a 6-hole flute, allowing to play the scale minor pentatonic (5 notes plus the octave so 6 notes) for its traditional mode but it is also possible to extend to other scales (see scale fingerings below of pages).
Native American Flutes
Double Native American flutes
Exactly like the simple Native American flute except that here there are two columns of air, one with holes to play the melody and the second without holes to play the drone (or bumblebee). The drone is tuned to the fundamental of the flute, it gives an even deeper, more captivating presence and sound.
The two holes at the mouthpiece allow each column of air to be played independently and therefore to be played with or without the drone.
Mayan Temple Flutes
Exactly like the Native American double flute except here the drone is tunable, 3 holes with removable plugs allow to choose between the 5 drone notes.
This instrument offers a great wealth of sound and melodies.
The piece on the top of the flute intended for directing the air towards the whistle and thus producing the sound is called the Totem. It is removable in order to clean the instrument and remove the humidity created by condensation during play. Traditionally and generally it is maintained by a leather lace.
I invented a new means of maintenance allowing to remove and put it back much more quickly thanks to small magnets embedded in each pieces of wood.
. Fixing the Totems with laces or magnets
.Sculpture of Custom totems
.Wood species different from body at mouth and bell
.Others: your inspirations will be mine