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Choosing A Wind Instrument

A musical instrument is a diatonic or rhythmic device made or specially adapted to produce specific musical sounds by use of pressure or friction. In essence, any object which produces sound in response to physical force can be said to be a musical instrument--it's through a mechanism that the instrument becomes a musical instrument. The history of musical instruments goes back to the earliest beginnings of human civilization. From the Mayans and Aztecs to the Chinese and Bakers, musical instruments have been used by all forms of cultures since the earliest days of recorded history. Only here you are always welcome, together with lucky lady charm kostenlos you have no equal!

Of all the possible musical instruments, the wind instrument is probably the most famous. Most likely because it is easy to play (sometimes even easier than the guitar) and versatile in use: it is the only stringed instrument that can be tuned using only one note, the wind instrument is also the only one that makes use of the diatonic scale rather than any other form of musical scale. This makes the wind instrument highly prized by many musicians.

A wide variety of musical instruments are available for sale today. Many people today think of a musical instrument as having to do with strings. It would not be wrong to assume that this is true, but this is not always the case. An instrument may make use of strings but more than often it makes use of pedals, too. Not only does this make a musical instrument much more versatile but it also makes it much easier to learn how to play it.

Learning to play a musical instrument involves learning the basics of motor skills. Learning these motor skills can take time but it is certainly an important aspect of playing a flute, a clarinet, a lute, a saxophone, a banjo, a guitar, a keyboard, or any other kind of wind instrument. Mastering the basic motor skills involved in playing a musical instrument goes a long way toward making the task of playing that instrument much easier to accomplish.

Another thing that goes along with dexterity is musical knowledge. In order to play a flute or a clarinet or a saxophone, you must know the notes that these instruments are played at. You also need to know how these instruments work and what parts go where. In some cases, you might even need to have additional training in order to learn how to play these percussion instruments.

Musical knowledge and musical instrument training go hand in hand when it comes to getting your musical instrument to play the way that you want it to sound. Not all musical instruments are the same. Some instruments require that you play in a specific manner whereas others do not. A flute that has been poorly tuned will not sound very well. However, one that has been properly tuned will be very pleasing to the listener.

In order to choose the best musical instrument for your particular situation, you should consider cost, practicality, safety, tuning, fingering, age, and talent. Of course, cost is going to be one of the biggest factors in your decision. You need to think about the practicalities of where you plan to use your musical instrument as well as whether or not the investment will be worth it. For example, you would not want to spend money on a flute that you intend to play only at church so it might be better for you to purchase a stringed instrument like a saxophone or a clarinet.

The age of the person playing the musical instrument will also be important. Young children simply do not have the same skills as adults when it comes to picking up a musical instrument and properly using it. On the other hand, a wind instrument, such as a recorder, can be played by almost anyone. The type of musical instrument as well as its age will determine how commonly it will be played, how good it sounds, and how easily it is learned.

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About Us

It has been said that learning to play the Native American Flute can change your life

When John Vames discovered the sound of the Native American Flute in 1998 he started a crusade to spread the Word!  As a Music Educator he was impressed not only with the sounds of Native American music, but with how easy it was to learn to play. He quickly incorporated it into his teaching curriculum at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona to include Native American Flute lessons.  What came out of that was the writing of his first Book, "The Native American Flute: Understanding the GIft".  At the time a flute fever was spreading across the country and there wasn't an understandable and friendly text to help people learn... Now, over 50,000 books later it is the most respected How-to Book on the planet for learning to play this beautiful Native American Instrument.  John Vames left us in July 2010 but his teachings, books, and music go on.   

Thank you John Vames

The Sound of the Native Flute helps both the Player and the Listener

Imagine yourself entertaining your friends and family and sharing this beautiful music. What is so encouraging is that almost anyone regardless of prior musical experience can learn to play in a short time. Unlike piano and guitar that require years of study,  this  Native  instrument is low tech. All you need to do is cover the tone holes  and with a steady stream of air breathe into the flute. It is your breath that will give the wood life. The sound is enjoyed by the listener and a relaxation will spread over you because of your deep breathing.  It is no wonder that the Native American Flute is used  to soothe and heal in helping professions by hospice nurses and musical therapists, and spiritual healers.

A Song in Your Heart

 That's all you need to start playing.  Of course you need a promise to yourself to achieve your new goal of adding music to your life.  A little practice will go  a long way in learning the simple basics presented in John's books.   I guarantee that  if you spend some quiet time each day with your new friend you will  be rewarded. 

EVERYTHING you need to get started is right here:

  • An AWARD WINNING how-to Book: "The Native American Flute:  Understanding the Gift" Volume 1 by John Vames
  • An interactive 39 track Audio CD demonstrating lessons  on the printed page and narrated by John
  • Well tuned and affordable authentic Native American Flutes in keys of A-MINOR  and F#-MINOR crafted by Navajo Jonah Thompson. Your choice of Animal Fetish
  • A soft Native Design Fleece Flute Bag