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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:45 am 
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My Blackwood Olwell Keyless Pratten D with silver lined headjoint:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:05 am 
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^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

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^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

They don't play anything. As far as I know, they're not even tuned to anything. They are kind of 'vestigial', from the two holes at the bottom of a keyed flute, used to play C# and Cnat. I have been told that some makers consider them necessary on keyless flutes for the tone. Certainly, the top one is necessary, if you're going to have a long foot, because it's the one that allows the D to speak. But some keyless flutes have a short foot, that is, they don't have that bottom footjoint at all, but just have enough length to sound the bottom D.

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AuLoS303 wrote:
^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

They don't play anything. As far as I know, they're not even tuned to anything. They are kind of 'vestigial', from the two holes at the bottom of a keyed flute, used to play C# and Cnat. I have been told that some makers consider them necessary on keyless flutes for the tone. Certainly, the top one is necessary, if you're going to have a long foot, because it's the one that allows the D to speak. But some keyless flutes have a short foot, that is, they don't have that bottom footjoint at all, but just have enough length to sound the bottom D.


In the world of Native American flute there are often flutes which are longer than necessary, for adornments and such, and at the end are what are known as direction holes, but I understand they are also tuning holes, allowing the flute to be longer without affecting tuning/intonation.

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 Post subject: Irish flute
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Hello guys my name is Dimitris,
i am very happy to announce that i am owner of an Irish Fipple Flute from Tyrone Head the flute maker, this flute has very nice and clear sound. By the way does anyone knows the soundtrack from the You tube videos of Tyler Head instructional videos showing the process of making an Irish flute?
I am a pipemaker so i love woodcrafting and in my plans is to make 2-3 flutes from wood and from bronze. Where i can find tips about this marvelous craft?

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