How do you choose a flute for a song?
How do I choose a flute for a song? …hmmm, let’s see…That’s a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times over the years. Actually the flutes I use usually “speak to me” and sort of choose the song.
I listen to the “voice” of the flute first. It either sounds right or it doesn’t. It’s important to note that this is just me. If it were someone else you should listen to what your heart tells you is right for you and the song you want to create.
I was only about 5 or 6 years old. I wanted to learn how to play a song on the flute I had heard an older man playing. I lived near on reservation land many different times during my life. What this nice old man told me stuck with me over the years.
Find a song from your own heart. Don’t copy what someone else has “spoken with their heart”. Create your own song. Share it with those who want to listen. Hope that it touches their hearts as well. I’ve tried to abide by that advice given to me so long ago.
For me playing the Native American flute is more about how it makes you feel than the key or just about anything else. The Native American Style flute with turquoise inlay pictured with the red background is available for sale here.