High Spirits 432Hz Earth Tone 'A' - Aromatic Cedar
The High Spirits 432Hz Earth Tone 'A' Flute in Aromatic Cedar is a handcrafted Native American style flute tuned to a low "earth" tone of 432Hz in the key of A. The Flutes design features Rainbow Moonstone inlaid cabochons, a fetish symbolising the circle of life, and it is engraved with a geometric pattern representing the 432Hz frequency.
Carved from a singular piece of Aromatic Cedar, this flute embodies a harmonious fusion of nature's elegance and musical prowess. Aromatic Cedar, a tender softwood, lends its essence to the flute, bestowing upon it a rich and enveloping tonal quality
The 'A' key, a gateway to musical exploration, beckons both beginners and enthusiasts. Its mid-toned, calming musical voice beckons, while its ergonomically designed dimensions (19 in / 48 cm) render it easily approachable for hands of varying sizes. Tuned to 'A' minor, this flute can gracefully traverse the relative major diatonic scale in the 'C' key.
Each flute we meticulously fashion is a singular masterpiece of utilitarian artistry. Opting for one of our Aromatic Cedar flutes guarantees you an exceptional sonic experience, seamless craftsmanship, and inimitable characteristics etched by the hand of nature herself.
About 432 Hz Tuning Frequency
In music, a shift to 432 Hz tuning is emerging, departing from the standard 440 Hz. Our EarthTone wooden flutes embrace this, with the "A" note at 432 Hz, subtly affecting the music's emotional tone.
Size: 19 inches / 48 cm of length
NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES
Each flute is eligible for our free “Beginner/ Intermediate How-To-Play” instruction, which includes an instructional booklet with fingering charts.
You can also get an online version and download it by clicking the link just below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
HIGH SPIRITS FLUTES
The flutes need very little care. There is some information in the instruction booklet. It is best to keep them in a bag or cloth away from direct sunlight. A selection of bags can be purchased at Son of Drum, or you can make your own.
If you wish to re-oil your flute, use an oil that you do not mind putting your mouth on. You may also use combination bees wax/lemon oil mixes such as Williamsville Wax or Lemon Lavender Beeswax Polish. Apply and let soak in for an hour and the wipe off excess.
When tying the fetish down, place it so that it is a hair behind the rectangular sound hole and centered left to right on the sound hole. The rubber band will hold it down while you wrap the leather. Tie it securely. No matter how tightly you tie the fetish you will still be able to make adjustments afterward. The fetish should never cover any part of the sound hole.
Cedar is a very large family of woods, including red woods, junipers, and several dozen other names.
Aromatic cedar is also known as eastern red cedar and closet cedar. This wood is preferred because it is a fine balance between clarity and warmth. Because High spirits uses only plantation-grown woods, aromatic cedar has more knots and flaws which makes using this wood more labor intensive and therefore a bit more costly.
Spanish cedar is actually more in the mahogany family but because of its strong cedar-like fragrance it was given the cedar name. Its tonal quality is very close to aromatic cedar but because of its straight grain qualities it is much easier to work and we are able to offer the flutes at a better price.
If you have never played an instrument before, I highly recommend the Sparrow Hawk in the key of "A" or the Whitetail Hawk in the key of "B". They have a wonderful voice and are easy to play.
The key of "G" is a bit more versatile because it is more compatible when playing with other instruments.
The key of "F#" (25") is traditional, haunting and is the key the Native American community has adopted as their key of preference. It is not as suitable for playing with other instruments.
The longer a flute is, the more breath control is required to get a sweet sound. Most of us are tempted by the lower tones. It is important to remember that starting with a flute that is easy to play speeds up the process of learning and, if you get hooked, you will want other flutes anyway. Everything you learn on an easy flute will transfer to future flutes you play.
If you play a woodwind now, or have in the past, you will be able to play any of our flutes. All of our instruments come with an instructional DVD making it easy to learn the flute.
It is always fun to have our kids show an interest in making music! Our experience is that most children can play these flutes easily. The only limitation is that their fingers and hands are a bit small to be able to reach and cover the holes on the larger flutes.
The smallest flutes we offer are Pocket Flutes. The key of "A" is a 5-hole, 9" flute, and the key of "G" is a 6-hole, 11" flute. They are both made from aromatic cedar,walnut and Spanish cedar and have high, sweet voices.
Somewhat larger (15") is the 6-hole Kestrel in the key of "D", made from birch, a hardwood. It is a good size for ages 7 and up and is pitched lower than the Pocket Flutes.
If the child is tall for their age and has larger hands, we recommend the 6-hole Merlin (17.25") in the key of "C", made from domestic walnut. It is the next size up from the Kestrel and has a deeper voice.
By the time children reach the age of 9, their hands are large enough that we can recommend one of the following:
1) a 6-hole White Tail Hawk (17.25") in the key of "B" made from walnut;
2) a 5-hole Little Hawk(18") in the key of "A" made from Spanish cedar;
3) or a full-sized (19"), 6-hole Sparrow Hawk in the key of "A" made from aromatic cedar, Spanish cedar or walnut.
The Little Hawk and the Sparrow Hawk "A" flutes have the deepest voices of the all the flutes mentioned above.
We sell more cedar flutes because of the beauty of the wood, but when considering buying for children, birch, walnut and Spanish cedar are good choices because they are harder woods and therefore more durable.