Native American Flute

Native American Flute The Native American flute is a variation of the duct flute concept that dramatically improves playability, especially for musicians with less experience.

Native American flutes have a slow air chamber that collects the breath before it is introduced into the flue. This acts as a bladder to smooth out variations in breath pressure and deliver a smoother airflow into the flue. It also lengthens the flute, which can help keep a small flute more comfortable to play.

A mouth hole whose size is independent of the size of the flue, and can be set by the flute maker to suite the style of Native American flute they are making. An external block that can be removed to clean and dry the flue. The Native American flute experienced a severe decline during this period, almost to the point of eradication.