For the past couple of weeks I have been making a woodland-style flute, and now it is finished. I was quite nervous that it wouldn’t sound at all, but it turned out to have a lovely gentle sound, perfect for learning. I’m going to practice on this one while I’m making my second flute, using a similar technique but taking into account the things I learned the first time round. I’m going to use a slightly thicker piece of wood this time, and try and get the walls thinner to create more resonance and a bigger, mellower sound.
The flute is contructed in the Native American style, with two chambres, a carved windway, and a plain ‘fetish’ tied on with a leather thong. The bark is left on in the area of the second chambre for an added woodland feel.