Key of A
Length: 18 1/4 inches
Comes with a custom bag.
Perfect for new students and those who like to take their flutes into the outdoors, this flute is a fusion of PVC with a hardwood mouthpiece and bird. It is tuned to the key of A… and here’s the twist… as with the majority of my flutes, when pushed a little on the fundamental note, it produces our Signature Warble!
Because of the nature of the construction of this flute, they can be left in the car, thrown in a backpack or boat without the worry of damaging it, yet still gives a traditional look and feel, crystal clear voice and spot on tuning into the upper octave of a more expensive flute costing hundreds of dollars. They are like two flutes in one… pull the bird back a little and you have a Native American Flute like from most makers, push the bird forward and you have a Southern Plains Warbling Flute! Check out the video to see and hear an example of this flute.
Tim Blueflint (Bad River Chippewa and Comanche) was raised in the majesty and serenity of the Pacific Northwest. He learned to experience and appreciate the natural world with its beauty and complexities at an early age.
An avid Native American Dancer and Singer, Tim Blueflint was highly regarded and sought after as an exhibition dancer at many pow-wows in the West. He has been a champion Hoop and Fancy Dancer, as well as a well respected singer with many traditional drum groups.
Realizing the beauty and honor of his Native American heritage, he has been steadfastly dedicated to the preservation of the traditions and arts of his ancestors in accordance to the ongoing teachings and tutelage he has received from his “Sure-Enough” Grandmother, Blackstar (Comanche), a Holy Woman for her People and renowned silversmith.
It was Grandmother Blackstar who presented Tim Blueflint with his first flute many years ago. The result of this gift has been the enchantment and delight of many audiences who have described his original scores and compilations as “breathtakingly pure and traditional… an escape from the “new age-ness”” that the Native American flute has come to represent for many.
Now, he invites you to experience his new line of Traditional Native American Flutes, each individually crafted and painstakingly tuned. Shades of Rez flutes are made for performers by a performer. From traditional “warbling” flutes to the crystal clear and soothing voices of his contemporary flutes, you will feel and hear difference.