Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
  • Pekapeka High-C Wooden Flute
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$36.00

The Pekakpeka is my unique handcrafted wooden soprano-C flute. The Pekapeka is named after the endangered native New Zealand bat. The Pekapeka has a quite different tone compared commercial penny whistles such as the Clarke or Feadog, due to its larger bore, bell shape, larger window and wooden construction.

You can hear demo's of the very similar Draco on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf5BWpxcWDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4mxgDIr2No (Cut and paste into your browser)

Features of the Pekapeka are:

  • They feature a bell which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave.
  • They have a tapered bore, reducing the overall length a little
  • Each flute is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow.
  • Fully sealed inside and out to minimize effects of moisture
  • Range is at least two octaves, C5 to B7.

Besides C, the flute can easily be played in Dorian mode (scale starting on D), F major and D minor by half-holing the D tone-hole, G major and E minor (see fingering chart for the F#) and of course Am. Bb major is also possible, requiring half holing or cross fingering of the B tone-hole and half-holing of the E tone-hole. Although simple flutes like the Pekapeka are not intended to be fully chromatic, it is possible to play all 12 semitones, with only a few of them requiring half-holing.

Instruction sheet included, with chromatic fingering chart.

NOTES: * Sorry, photo props are not included. * Instruments are all handmade to order * Wooden parts are made from reclaimed timber, or from wood cut from my own trees. * Orders are usually shipped within five days and delivery is usually less than two weeks, but may take much longer due to the global pandemic. * My standard shipping method is via untracked international airmail. * If an order has not arrived within 45 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

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