Free Guides to the Native American Flute
Free video tutorials on everything from how to play the native flute to how to troubleshoot common voicing issues. Our goal is to make learning about the Native American style flute as easy and strait forward as possible. On this page you will find free video tutorials that will help you become more familiar with this instrument.
Videos on Flute Playing:
Videos on Flute Care and Troubleshooting :
This is a very quick and basic guide to help get you started playing your first flute.
This is the first of a series of easy song lessons . In this video I play a flute in the key of G. I teach the technique of adding a staccato note to your playing by making a " ta ta ta" sound into the flute.
In this video I play a native american flute in the key of F#. I teach how to create tremolo to add a quivering sound to the note . ( Yes, I know I pronounced tremolo wrong in the video!)
Is your new flute squeaky, breathy, jumpy or raspy sounding? Or does it sound out of tune? These are all common voicing problems that I can help you solve in this video.
You may also want to watch the video below on how to place the block.
Your flute block is the little piece that is tied on top of your flute. It is either bird shaped if you have a standard or low profile if you have a basic or a drone flute. The only important part of the block is the bottom which has a precision cut groove. In the video below I explain what the function of the block is and how to properly place it on your flute. I use a basic flute in the video, but the same advice applies to all of our flutes and flute making kits.
This video only applies to flutes made by Stellar Flutes. Many other flutes do need to be oiled and waxed to protect them against moisture, however Stellar flutes are sealed inside and out with oil based varnish , so many flute maintenance kits will not work on our flutes.
A quick guide on how to read the fingering chart that comes along with our Basic and Premiere flutes. A simplified version with only 4 keys also comes along with our Drone Flute Making Kits, Pre tuned Flute Kits and Pre bored Flute Making Kits.
In this video I walk you through a few things I commonly do in my flute playing to add character and emotion to my songs. This is a great way to improve your flute playing after you are comfortable with the basic scale.
An oldie but a goody, we recorded this video quite a while ago but it is still a very useful tool for beginners. It will walk you through the basics of playing and caring for a Stellar flute.
Did you know your flute could play more then one scale? It can! Here is a quick guide to how to play the major scale on your flute.
This is a clip from a very old video we shot on how to play the flute.
Here's a quick demo of various keys of our Native American style flutes being played back to back so you can compare.
In this video I show you what various parts of the flute are called. This is just Stellar Flutes terminology and other flute makers may call these parts by different names.