Being very closely associated with the instrument known as
the Native American or North American Flute, I received many requests for
a hardwood Shakuhachi tuned to a pentatonic scale. With the requirement of a
diminished bore size, in order for the Shakuhachi to play in the upper octave,
fingering hole spacing proposed a problem but I have been able to overcome this
by tuning the instrument to the key of C (C4 or low C). This Shakuhachi,
therefore, has a root note of C4
This instrument has the ability to satisfy all the needs of
Native American/North American flute players as well as offering the
ability to play beyond the 1.4 octaves normally associated with the Native
American/North American flute.
For those who are already familiar with the Shakuhachi and
its various traditional tunings, this instruments offers the ability to play
tunes and music that are more 'western' in nature.
Although offered in three different wood species, this
instrument can be made from any suitable wood of your choice.
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