Kora is a wonderful instrument. Another thing to remember is that you need to keep the dowl turning the right direction as you are pulling it out. I go ahead and split the stalk, just like a branch flute. their wood stoves. QUOTE(kevin lahue @ Jan 27 2010, 09:16 PM) Here are some tips I have learned on reusing these giant plants. After reading John’s post about sunflower stalk flutes as well as JJ’s about yucca I thought to start this thread. While the mix is still liquid I blow into the mouth piece with enough pressure to force the glue mix into the pores so that it goes completely through to the sound chamber. it in the ground (supported with wires as needed). Sometimes when I am making a Cane flute after I cut the section I want sometimes I find that some little critter has already bore a small hole in the wall at the node that I have left for separating the two chambers. similar plug for the top end. Saying no will not stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive. Sanding the bore of a branch flute can be a real pain. Tie these in It is hard to see, but in the picture I have some packing tape holding the dowel together just below the slit. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. Most traditional Navajo flutes were made of sunflower stalk; today the flutes are evolving into a medium of artistic expression that uses a variety of materials. You guessed it: yellow. The first part features several stringed instruments, informal drumming and a variety of music traditions of the region, part two focuses on the Kora and includes some of their legendary performers like Jali Mort Suso and also shows how to build a kora. My original solution was simply a dowel with sandpaper taped to the end. ceiling to the playhouse. Cant wait to read other flute makers stories and techniques I put a damp piece of rag or paper towel on the end and remove the excess glue by hand. These can make beautiful natural poles for beans etc. Hey Guys, I have only made 3 sunflower stalk flutes in the past and with one I had to cut a dowel rod into a 5/8ths inch section for my wall between the chambers. Do you know Mamady Keita? A resource for the Native American Flute and Indigenous Woodwinds from around the world. Flutes are in D Minor. QUOTE(kevin lahue @ Jan 27 2010, 06:16 PM) Find a place that has full sun and keep them off the ground. Send me exclusive offers, unique gift ideas, and personalized tips for shopping and selling on Etsy. I am also really enjoying this discussion…. Native American Style sunflower stalk flute in key A MACsArtWork. Only registered users can write reviews. Hey Anthony, Thats a great lookin’ flute! I sand it down until it fits into the bore snuggly. the stalk. Kevin just got time for a very quick response-I play kora every wednesday have done this for the past 15 years and I am running otu the door now. It is a sample of Native American instruments and the diversity within Navajo culture. Thanks for posting, its a interesting subject to me. The first part features several stringed instruments, informal drumming and a variety of music traditions of the region, part two focuses on the Kora and includes some of their legendary performers like Jali Mort Suso and also shows how to build a kora. people stomp fibrous stalks flat to use them as a base for their This topic has 25 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated. Garden Music. Once your flowers are gone, before you throw them out, look around your area and make sure there is not a place their stalks are needed! Those little critters can sure make some challenging situations but to me they add so much character to the flute. However, If you need to utilize your stalks in a spot other than where they grew,  pull them up and clean them for drying. Apologies to those not interested in the direction we’ve taken and for getting of the topic of flutes Happy playing to all. We've sent you an email to confirm your subscription. Have you ever seen the film “Music of the Mande” by Robert Knight? Learn more. A member of “The Flute Portal” recently asked about sanding the bore of a sunflower stalk flute he is working on. Do you like Ngoni, Bolon and Kamel N’goni and the little one stringed violin. This makes it extremely easy to change out which grit of sandpaper you are using. All rights reserved. Hey Guys, I have only made 3 sunflower stalk flutes in the past and with one I had to cut a dowel rod into a 5/8ths inch section for my wall between the chambers. Can North Branford Achieve Certification as a Sustainable Community? One slip led to the cut out design. I tried attaching a drill to this setup once, and it resulted in failure. There are 62 sunflower stalk for sale on Etsy, and they cost €16.75 on average. The larger stalks were used for zucchini and Gourds. Many Blessings…Robert. An arbor can provide the perfect spot! drill a nipple and glue it into place. from Elektra/Nonesuch that has some interesting wind instruments as Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute--D Minor, Skip to the beginning of the images gallery, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Bear, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Buffalo, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Eagle, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Pony, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Turtle, Native American Navajo Made Pine Pocket Flute - Wolf. €0.91, €1.00 My other neighbors have a semi-professional West African drum group~Numazahake. I decided I would create this little tutorial because about a year ago, I discovered a great set up to sand the bores of my branch flutes. Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like: Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly. It looks like a tootsie roll, just cut off a piece and knead it together. I know this is a flute forum but who do you listen to for Kora music? Hey Guys, I have only made 3 sunflower stalk flutes in the past and with one I had to cut a dowel rod into a 5/8ths inch section for my wall between the chambers. The stalk flutes have a real nice “Earthy” sound that I love!

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