Kalyuka (Russian Overtone Flute)

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Traditional Overtone Flute of the Russian fields.  Originally made from hollow stem field plants at harvest time these simple end blown black bamboo flutes have no finger holes only a fipple blowing edge.  Primarily used to set a musical rhythm, tones are played by altering the amount of blowing pressure to move through the natural harmonic series,  Alternate notes and slurring effects can be found by holding a finger or hand near the far end of the flute.  Mesmerizing music from Eastern Europe.

Crafted in Maine.

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