Poplar Branch Flute in G

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Poplar Branch Flute in G with Turquoise Inlay from Dryad Branch Flutes




Poplar Branch Flute in G with Turquoise Inlay from Dryad Branch Flutes





                 
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    My preference, in making branch flutes, is to leave the bark on when I can, as I feel it to be an important aspect of the natural beauty and spirit of a tree -- a spirit that can inspire communion between the natural community the tree represents and the player.  When the flute wall at the tone holes turns out to be 1/4" or less after boring out the branch, the bark can then be left on, with no need to remove or thin it down, as in this unsplit Poplar (Populus) branch flute.  Measuring 19 3/4" in length, with a 3/4" diameter sound chamber, it is tuned to a sweet and stable G minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4, also playing the Gypsy scale as well as 3 upper octave notes.  Elk lacing with turquoise and horn bone beads holds the bird to the nest and the bird has been fitted with a redwood heartwood shoe to aid against wet-out.  The branch for this flute was gathered green from the ground at Discovery Lake, in San Marcos, CA after a winter storm toppled a Poplar tree there.  It will hopefully find a home with someone who appreciates
the simple, natural beauty of a branch and the sweet voice with which it can sing.  ~ Jon Sherman


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