Making Native American Drone Flutes – Creative Woodworking

This DVD will teach you how to make the Native American Drone Flute ( 5 or 6 hole flute). Using a band-saw and table router. Flute fundamentals : Air is blown into the mouth end of the flute, it travels under the fetish…

This DVD will teach you how to make the Native American Drone Flute ( 5 or 6 hole flute). Using a band-saw and table router.

Flute fundamentals : Air is blown into the mouth end of the flute, it travels under the fetish, and is channeled to pass over the air split. The air is split, half is going over the air split (outside the flute), the other half going inside the flute. This produces a harmonic vibration of the air waves.

The holes in the body of the flute allows the air going inside the flute to escape at the flute holes. The flute players fingers, controls the air escaping at the flute holes. A different sound (note) is heard as the air escapes the body of the flute, at each hole. The sound is different because the wave length is different at each hole. The shorter the wave length the higher the note (pitch). The longer the wave length the lower the note (pitch).

The tone range of the native American flute is subject to the flute length and inside diameter (bore). Flutes have to be made within a certain size, so a person’s hand and fingers, can cover the holes.

The larger the bore (inside diameter) of the flute, the shorter it can be, ( and easier for smaller hands) and still produce the same note.

The Drone has 2 or even 3 air chambers.

This DVD will teach how to make the 2 air chamber drone. One side has finger holes for playing the flute as a normal flute, the other side has no finger holes, and produces a constant sounding – one note tone. Making it sound like two flutes are playing together. The drone side (constant note) plays the same note of the lowest note(fundamental note), as on the fingered side. (except : some special made drones play another note)

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