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How to Play the Native American Flute -- workshop Aug 20, 2011

posted Aug 3, 2011, 9:25 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 3, 2011, 10:02 AM ]

Where: main lodge at the Sunburst Sanctuary.

When: Saturday August 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Contact: Alfred King at

Suggested donation: $25

Who this workshop is for:

Anyone who would like to learn how to play the Native American Flute. This workshop will assume no previous musical experience. It is also appropriate for beginning players with some experience who would like to refresh the basic techniques. A flute is required for this workshop. If you have a flute, bring it. If you need a flute they will be available to purchase for $55. The “Little Horse” flute is well made of eastern red cedar by Butch Hall. If you need a flute let me know so I can be sure to have enough on hand. No meals will be provided for this three hour workshop. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch or dinner if you want to come early or stay later.

What will be covered:

Introduction to the flute

Getting sound from the flute

Breath control

Covering the holes

Basic scale (pentatonic minor)


Help with improvising

Basic elements of music making

How to practice

Anything else that comes up

I will tailor the workshop to cover what the participants want to get out of it.


Al King

Sunburst Sanctuary web site: