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Blue Bear Flute's *Simple Traditions 5 Hole Native American Flutes are excellent for: Beginners, Intermediate Players, Experts, Classroom/School purposes, Players on a Budget, Performers, Recording Artists and Everyone interested in playing or learning to play the Native American Flute! These beautifully hand crafted instruments are based on the original Cane Flutes made and played in the Americas for thousands of years. Like River Cane Flutes, these are made with an open-type mouthpiece which gives beginner as well as advanced flute players the ability to easily control the amount of air going through the flute. Just as the "old ones" played the cane flute with the mouth partially covering the opening of this flute type, all you have to do is place the flute over your top lip and rest the bottom of the mouthpiece on your bottom lip to allow as much or as little air to enter the flute as needed. This playing technique is similar to gently puckering your lips and is a very natural way to play the flute. In this way, you truly have control over the amount of air going through the flute and as professional flute players know, this is key to professional performance! Best of all, it takes no practice to master! For demonstrations of different tones and flute sizes please check this video out.

This flute type is "bored through" rather than made in two halves and in many ways resembles the "Old Style Cane Flutes"! They are beautiful and easy to maintain and come in several different keys and are available in poplar hard wood for a wonderful tone! These flutes are all custom made to order and finished with our natural oil wax. They are easily maintained with a simple rub down with either mineral or olive oil!

Many people (beginners and advanced flute players alike) ask which is better, a 4 hole, 5 hole or 6 hole flute? Or which type is more "traditional"? The truth is, they are all traditional to flute makers of the early Americas and each have very similar way of playing, however our Blue Bear Flutes 5 hole Native American Flutes are perfect for anyone as they can easily be played by seasoned flute players and anyone just starting out! There's no "hole to be covered by leather" and these flutes easily play all of the same notes as any other Native American Flutes! That's right! Our 5 hole flutes can play ALL of the same notes as any other 6 hole flutes! With ease!!!

This instrument takes very little time to master and a beginner will be up and playing within just a few hours! Be sure to check out our video guides on how to play the Native American Flute on our Blue Bear Flutes YouTube channel!

Each include playing instructions and cheap 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!


Poplar Simple Traditions Flutes:


Poplar Key of High D $100

Poplar Key of High C $115

Poplar Key of High B $130
Poplar Key of Mid A $150
Poplar Key of Mid G $190
Poplar Key of Mid F# $210
PoplarKey of Low E $250

Simple Traditions Flutes

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