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WOOD & ETHNIC FLUTES
UNUSUAL WOODWINDS
FOLK & ETHNIC DOUBLE REEDS


AMERICAN - EUROPEAN - PAN AMERICAN

Wood Flutes - Sopranino to Bass - all keys

Reed Flutes - Sopranino to Alto - all keys

Celtic Pennywhistle, Low Whistle, Irish Flute - all keys

Panpipes

Ocarinas - Sopranino to Bass

Recorders - Sopranino to Great Bass

Bagpipes

Native American flutes - Soprano to Bass

South American: Kena, Moseno, Tarka

Medieval and Renaissance Double Reeds



FAR EAST

Chinese Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) - Standard to Sopranino

Japanese Shakuhachi - Standard, Alto, and Soprano

Shino-bue & Nohkan - Traditional Japanese Flutes

Indonesian Suling (Gamelan flute) Soprano and Alto - microtonal


MIDDLE EAST/EAST INDIAN

Duduk (Armenian Double Reed); Shvi (Aremenian Shepards flute)

Zurnas, Punjab (Snake charmer pipe, buzzy Arabic and Asian oboes)

Nay (Wood flutes of North Africa, Middle East)

Bansuri (Wood flutes of India)


WESTERN INSTRUMENTS

Flutes: Concert, Piccolo, Alto & Bass

Saxophones: Soprano & Alto

Clarinets: Standard & Bass

Miscellaneous: Bird Whistles, Slide Whistle, Microtonal Woodwinds, Seashell, Melodica, Bass Melodica, and Bass Harmonica


I am often asked "How can you play so many instruments? Well, I've been playing for many years and started playing flute, sax, wood flutes, and recorders all before I was ten years old. I have always concentrated on the various flutes and fipple based instruments (like whistles), and consider myself strongest on those.

Instruments like double reeds, melodica, bass harmonica, etc. I don't play much, but I keep them around to add a little color to a score. Believe it or not, over-dubbing several different shawms to create to aural illusion of an army of barbarians coming right at you can be a satisfying aesthetic experience!

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