The Harrier is a handcrafted, tuneable, four-hole low-flute in the key of E minor pentatonic, the E above middle C. The Harrier features carefully offset tone holes to simplify fingering, made easier by using the first and third finger of each hand. With these offsets and use of the 'pipers grip' the Harrier can be played even if you have relatively small hands.
NB: The hole offsets can be configured for right or left handed players and you should contact me if you want a left handed version.
These flute are tough, made from PVC. They feature: * A small bell/horn which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave compared to the higher ones. * The Harrier has an aluminium slide to allow tuning about 30 cents each way. * They also have a curved lip against which the air is directed like a classical flute, rather than a straight one, giving a distinctive tone. * Each whistle is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow. * Range is two octaves, E4 to D6, and maybe a couple of notes higher although they are rather loud! * My whistle has a very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to most PVC or aluminium flutes and whistles.
You can see a demo of the Harrier by David Owens on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXTZ_I2hiRM&index=2&list=LLtzLaBJd7g3bOKsgRuPHclg&t=0s
NOTES: * Orders are usually shipped within three days and delivery is typically less than two weeks. * My standard shipping method is via untracked international airmail; an upgrade is available. * If an order has not arrived within 30 days of shipping notification, contact me and I will post another. * Some countries may charge relevant taxes such as GST or VAT and/or further postal charges.