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Chestnut branch flute

Chestnut Branch Flutes

Creating a flute from a branch is exciting and rewarding, as I see how the wood guides me and listen to what the flute’s voice will be. Here’s a video with the four Chestnut branch flutes that I just finished making. In the video, I play two of the flutes to let you hear their […]

What’s on my plate? Branch flutes

I have a full plate of flutes with the four little branch flutes I’m working with. They are a delight to work with. Always I enjoy helping tree branches become unique flutes. Working with four flutes from the same tree has advantages. Because they are from the same kind of wood.  After working with one flute, […]

Stephen Foster State Park Craft Rendezvous

I was delighted to share my flutes, kanteles and other wood-crafted items at the Stephen Foster State Park Craft Rendezvous and appreciated the invitation to share my musical instruments. As always, I enjoy sharing the flute journey with those who are discovering the Native American-style flute for the first time. An important part of the […]

Spider Songs — adding to the vibrations of Nature

The final stages of making Native American style flutes is to play them for some time in the backyard, to tweak tunings or settings.  Birds often join me and add their songs. The Carolina Wrens especially love to sing along while the mockingbirds perch nearby to listen. Now I’ve learned that spiders are making music, […]

Carolina wren in flight

Carolina Wren Fledgling

The Carolina wren, one of my favorite birds, visits the backyard regularly.  If it doesn’t show up, I entice it with a bit of flute playing in the right key – Am or Bb or high D.  Within five minutes of playing, I am charmed by the Native American flute music and the wren, who […]