Welcome to the realm of Harevis Forest Flutes – overtone instruments that produce their sound just by a simple act of breathing.
Overtone flutes are found in many cultures around the world.
The instrument is hand painted and decorated with stones: ruby zoisite + onyx.
🟤Brown & ⚫Black
Overtone Forest Flute in the key of C:
Overtone Forest Flute in the key of D:
1. Sound scale.
Blow air into a mouthpiece. The sound you hear depends on how hard you blew. The higher the air pressure you blow, the higher the sound you will hear. On the other hand, if you want lower sounds, try to relax your belly and diaphragm and blow air with less force. This way you can move up and down the scale.
2. Change the pitch with your fingers.
Now try to put your finger on the end of the flute to cover the hole (if you are reaching). With this method you can manipulate the sound by opening and covering the hole while blowing air through the mouthpiece. By blowing and covering the end of the flute, you can extend the natural scale to receive more sounds.
3. Add the rhythm.
As you enter the rhythm, you will find the melodies more dynamic and the playing of the flute more enjoyable. To do this, try to pronounce the “T”. As if you want to say „to” while playing but without using your vocal cords, just through your mouth, releasing the air. In this way, you can introduce a new ornamentation into sounds, which can be called staccato.
Another way that has a slightly different effect is to say „K” like „key”. The difference is that when you say „T” your tongue is touching the teeth, but when you say „K” it is hitting the back part of your mouth. Now try to combine the two sounds and say “T-K” like “tick” while playing the flute. You can see your tongue moving forward and backward. Try to do this faster until you get a steady rhythm.
If you’d like to see how these tips work in practice, check out my Youtube video lesson:
What is an Overtone Flute? An Overtone Flute is a wind instrument that produces rich, harmonic overtones. It’s uniquely crafted to create easy to play musical experience.
How does an Overtone Flute differ from a traditional flute? Overtone Flutes have no additional holes to cover. Can be played using one hand only and even without use of hands.
Are Overtone Flutes suitable for beginners? Absolutely, our Overtone Flutes are beginner-friendly. They are designed for ease of play, making them ideal for musicians at all levels and complete beginners who never played any instrument before.
How should I care for my Overtone Flute? Regular cleaning and avoiding extreme environments may be a good advice. In the same time they are pretty strong and durable. It’s good to keep them covered in material during transportation to protect the paint and decorations.
Can I watch a demonstration of the Overtone Flute being played? Yes, there are demonstration videos on this site where you can see and hear the unique sound of our Overtone Flutes.
What techniques are used to play an Overtone Flute? Playing an Overtone Flute can involve unique blowing and tongue techniques that produce different tones. Instructional video is available on our site.
Do you offer Overtone Flutes in different sizes and tonalities? Yes, we have a range of sizes and tonalities. With time we will provide more colors and keys.
Is there an option to customize the flute? Certainly, we offer customization option. If you’d like to have an overtone flute made specially for you, please feel free to contact us and provide your wish. We will reply to discuss details.
What is the average lead time for an order? Typically, the lead time is 3 to max 10 days with product in stock and longer (up to 3 weeks) for custom orders. Contact us for custom order availability.
What payment and delivery options are available? We accept several payment methods, including credit cards, PayPal and bank transfers. For shipping and delivery information, please refer to the “Shipping and Delivery” section on our website.