Native American flutes are something very special. As a spiritual instrument, Native American flutes are used by shamans to accompany their ceremonies. But also "in this world" Native American flutes know how to inspire and beguile us with their unique sound. Whether as a solo instrument or as part of a group - with the Indian flutes from our assortment you will enchant your listeners with dreamlike melodies.
The shamanic flutes from Dunum are suitable for beginners as well as experienced flute players. For beginners, we recommend the versions with five tone holes: Thanks to their five-tone (pentatonic) tuning, all the notes that can be produced with the Native American flute match each other tonally. So you can't do anything wrong! For this reason, our wooden Native American flutes are ideal for beginners. Easily improvise with the instrument and translate the language of your heart into music.
Virtuoso flutists, we recommend buying an Indian flute that has an additional sixth hole. Wooden Native American flutes of this type allow you to play a full chromatic scale, offering additional musical possibilities. If necessary, the sixth hole can be covered with an included leather strap, so that chromatic wooden flutes can be converted to pentatonic ones in no time. All versions have a warm sound and are suitable for all hand sizes. All our Indian flutes are handmade in North America.
By the way: In our store we have a large selection of other wind instruments for you. If you want to buy musical instruments, Dunum is the right place for you!
Native American Flutes - also called prayer flutes or love flutes - have a long tradition. Indian flutes were first mentioned in the 19th century and have a great importance in the shamanic culture of the Indians. This is symbolized by a totem worked into the Indian flute, which adorns models such as Kestrel, Merlin or Golden Eagle.
Dunum sells three different types of Indian flutes:
The following features distinguish our Native American flutes:
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