The Japanese Spirit Flute plays a pentatonic scale. Like other pentatonic Spirit Flutes, this flute is easy to learn and play, no prior musical experience is necessary to create lovely melodies. It is shorter in length than Spirit Flutes in the key of “G”, so the fingering holes are easy to cover. This makes it perfect for first time flute players and people with smaller hands. The smaller size also makes it ideal for backpacking, day hiking, or any kind of travel.
The Japanese Spirit Flute has a mystic, romantic feel while also having a downbeat jazzy style. It’s an expressive solo instrument but also fun to play along with contemporary music and genres like downbeat or acid jazz. It’s an impressively diverse scale.
This is a Side Blown Spirit Flute. It’s unique because it plays sideways like a transverse flute (e.g. silver flutes) but it doesn’t require that you learn a technical mouth position to do so, to play this flute you simply blow directly into it. This design allows everyone to play a transverse flute right away, no musical experience necessary.
This Spirit Flute creates a feeling of light and joy. It is accurately tuned so it can be played along with other instruments and is a wonderful accompaniment for stringed instruments like the guitar, ukulele, harp, cello, and koto (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument).
Spirit Flutes are crafted from renewable and domestically grown walnut and sealed with non-toxic oils, giving them a warm, resonant, full voice. All Spirit Flutes are crafted in the United States and we are proud to be a part of a long tradition of American craftsmanship.
Included is a FREE instructional DVD, instructional book and fingering charts.
This flute is 16.6 inches (42 cm) long.