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Aulos303
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I have a native American flute, a tenor size in E. Despite its limitations its sound is gorgeous! Like no other woodwind instrument. And you can play it chromatically with a bit of work.

I just wish someone would produce a recorder or other chromatic woodwind that uses the type of block that a NAF uses! It allows for subtle changes of dynamic, allowing you to play quiet without altering pitch.
As regards the recorder I would recommend starting with an alto. Much easier to get to grips with than tenor.

Also another option is a bansuri type flute.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Aulos303.

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