How do I choose a flute?
First choose a wood type
Hardwood VS Softwood
Hardwoods and softwoods both have there plus and minuses when it comes down to it. Its important to understand these Pros & Cons to decide the flute that is right for you.
Softwood: Western Cedar
- Light weight
- Warm Softer Mellow tone
- Can easily scratch or dent
Hardwood: Walnut, Cherry, Maple
- Bright, Clear, Responsive Tone
- More wood options
- Slightly heavier
- More expensive
Second Choose a key
High octave flutes
Key of High C: This flute has the highest pitch of all of our offerings. It is small and compact, perfect for travelers and backpackers
Key of A is the best starter flute key if you are concerned with finger hole size and spacing. It has a higher pitch range but A has the smallest holes which make it easy to cover and learn. This key is recommended for smaller hands.
Key of G would be another great option. The G flute has slightly bigger sound holes if you are not concerned with finger hole size. G is the next key down from A and will have a slightly deeper tone. This key is recommended for average sized hands.
Key of F# is one of our best sellers its offers a haunting tone and is a more traditional tribal key. The finger hole size will be very similar to the G but has slightly larger spacing. This key is recommended for average to slightly larger hands.
Key of F will be only slightly deeper if you want another excellent lower mid tone option.
key of E is the lowest mid tone flute. This one is recommended for those who want a lower tone but don't want a bass flute.
Key of Low D: The key of low D has a beautiful voice. Its one of our personal favorites. It will take time to learn because it does have larger finger holes that are further spaced apart.
Key of Low C: This is the lowest bass flute key that we make. It offers a beautiful grounding tone which will vibrate and fill the whole room. This one takes practice because it has large holes with further spacing.