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Creating & Using the Native American Love Flute

This book explains in detail how to construct the popular end-blown flute of the Native North American tradition. Chapters include an historical overview of this instrument and uses in tradition native ceremonies emphasizing its importance as a tool for meditation and healing. The focus of the book deals with practical aspects of the craft and construction: How to design a quality instrument, understanding the sound mechanics, deriving the proper keys, selecting from a range of traditional materials and a hands-on discussion of construction. Also included are chapters on playing techniques, traditional uses of the flute and information on care and repair of the instrument. An appendix is provided which deals with technical issues of woodwind acoustics as it applies to the Native North American flute. Several illustrations and charts. 46 pages. CM-8 

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