These Native American Drone Flutes are way cool and super priced. They are available in the keys of A, G, F#, E and D (low tones). Our Western Cedar Drone Flutes are designed with the beginner in mind and are in my opinion, equally as beautiful as the Eastern Cedars! The Eastern Red Cedars and Western Cedar Drones include 1 additional tone hole on the back side of the drone chamber (right where your thumb sits) to give it a total of up to 3 notes on the drone chamber. This would be the base note of the scale (ie. on an A flute, it would be A), the major tonic - the second note of the minor pentatonic scale (ie. on an A flute, it would be C - the major tonic is in harmony with all other notes on the flute side just as the base note is) and blowing faster usually produces the higher octave of the base note (ie. high A on the A flute). You can check out a video here on how they work. Pictured are the Western Cedar (tan/brown colored) and Eastern Red Cedar Drones. We also offer optional 432hz or 528hz tuning rather than 440hz for our keyed flute upon request! (just leave a message in your order if you prefer other than 440hz) These are super amazing looking and sounding Native American Drone Flutes! Each include playing instructions and free domestic shipping within the USA and its territories as well as super inexpensive global shipping. See our shipping page for more info. Please message us if you need more info! (A little word of advice... low tone drones require lots more air to play than the medium or high tone drones!)
Western Cedar Drones:
$120 Key of A (med/high)
$150 Key of G (medium)
$175 Key of F# (medium)

$299 Key of E (low)

$350 Key of D (low)
Red Cedar Drones:
$170 Key of A (med/high)
$195 Key of G (medium)
$220 Key of F# (medium)

$420 Key of E (low)

$520 Key of D (low)

Native American Drone Flutes

  • There were a few historical examples of Native American Drone Flutes that have been discovered. The most well know were perhaps in the Calima Cultrure of Central America who made the 4 hole drones with 4 fingerings on each side! These flutes are usually between 12 and 24 inches (30-60cm) long. Size is determined by the key of the flute ordered - smaller flutes are higher in tone and larger are lower. In an effort to keep everything natural, we offer a sunflower oil and beeswax finish on our flutes (more about our finish on our "INFO" page). Don't forget to add a container of our Imitation Bear Fat/Flute Wax to care for your flute and a flute bag to help protect it from the elements! Also, check out our Info page for sound samples, fingering charts and other helpful information!

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