1 Natural left and a few Dark left as of Jan.28th, 2017
The 22 1/2 inch Meditation Flute is tranquil and creative with an exotic scale.
Some of these flutes are finished in natural bamboo, fire treated with bees wax with a binding and capped with exotic Cocobolo wood and others are finished all dark.
The Story: This intriguing flute was born in 1975 in the kitchen of my mother in law.
I had to stop making flutes there because she said her curtains were turning yellow.
Just at the very moment I was about to open 2 small holes on this new creation, I stopped to see what it sounded like. I was amazed!
The music was so beautiful and the flute immediately took me somewhere to an exotic tranquil place.
A few times throughout my flute career I would make the Meditation Flute available.
I have again brought it back for a season as I have located some good pieces of bamboo for this flute.
Tips: It is a soft and quiet flute played mostly on the upper 5 holes. The top 5 holes covered, is the root note. A good place to start its exotic scale. The last hole towards the bottom of the flute is sort of the "Da-Daaa" at the end of a concert. Ending your songs with 5 holes down. Watch the video here for more clarity.
The Meditation Flute comes with a protective flute bag to keep safe. And is bound for protection.
What you are saying...
Your Meditation Flute is perfect, I would never ever dream of changing anything in it. Yesterday I recorded my first song, my friend, a professional film maker is editing it. Thank you for the energy you give to the world. These are times when people like you are needed more than ever. Love and light, Erik.
Martin Cassar Jan.29th, 2017 in Birkirkara, Malta
The Meditation flute arrived today and the first impression is described as awesome. I´m by no stretch of the imagination an experienced musician. After a couple of minutes I found that sweet spot and produced my first full sound. Aside from the obvious quality of the flute there are many small details that add additional value to the purchase such as the practical wisdom sticker on the wrapping that reminds you to give the flute some time acclimate if delivered during extreme weather. The flyer with an excerpt from your autobiography. The few pages are enough to make it clear that you have led a life worth knowing much more about. Calling you simply “the flutemaker” is a gross over-simplification of things. I´m getting the impression that there is much to learn from you beyond flutes and scales.
The tutorial flyer with your thoughts on how to get started with the flute. That makes the flute easily playable even for a novice like me. I got more out of this flyer than out of a flute textbook I used for reference. I haven´t seen the art of composing music wrapped up in such a handy nutshell. You wrote “Thank You” on the envelope that accompanied the package but it seems I have to thank you.
The best testimonial I can give about your work? I will buy again.
Marco Mueller in Germany, Jan.28th, 2017
I wanted to play music because through it I can express what my words fail to: what I feel for the world: love, sorrows, moments of joy that cannot be captured except through little moments of poetry, as you call them. So, I ordered the Meditation flute. So far I have played in various circles. Your meditation flute is mesmerizing, I was literally blown away by it, a journey on its own, a whole story from beginning to end. Gratitude for your dedication to us musicians, Erik. Your energy is felt through and through, and it is truly touching.
Thank you Erik.
Martin in Malta Jan.28th 2017
I just received the meditation flute. It is so beautiful! Feels so smooth in my hand and has a wonderful tone. I can't wait to play it in a big, reverberating room. I don't often name my instruments. But I've chosen to name this flute "presence". Thank you so much and merry Christmas!
Joe in Bangor Maine, USA Dec. 9h 2016
I wanted to thank you for such beautiful craftsmanship, the sound of the Egyptian and Meditation Flute is beautiful and it will be a great aid… I am grateful for the wonderful surprise of the cases to protect them and the additional paperwork provided on how to play and to know about some of your journey.
Thanks again, David Jones in New South Wales, Australia December 5, 2016
I just wanted you to know that my meditation flute came in safe and sound some weeks ago.
The flute came in very fast, within week! Big thanks for that. The mediation flute is soothing... the smokiness of the burned finish is wonderful! I get that "ahh!" feeling as the smell associates to the flute. Nice touch! Thanks for the great service and flute!
Antti Lehtola in Finland Oct. 15th, 2016
I was playing the Meditation flute. I have to give you all my congratulations. The Meditation flute is something impossible to be expressed by words. It is necessary to listen to it 'live' or, better, to play it. Outstanding!
Dr. Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Oct. 6th, 2016
I just received my meditation flute. It is so nice. I also didn't expect it to come with the cocobolo wood end, and the case of beautiful brocade fabric. I can't say enough. The bees wax finish shows such care. It plays so nice. It really sets a mood...
Thank you, John S. in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania July 15th, 2016
Today I received the Kiowa, the Medium Arabian and the Meditation flute.
As always, they are WONDERFUL!! The Kiowa has a warm marvelous sound and extraordinary artwork! No words for the deep meditation flute, so enchanting! The Arabian is so creative and exotic.
Now I have 5 of your flutes, and addicted! The Travel Flute Bag is beautiful, cool, very comfortable, large and able to contain all my flutes. A great item for a musical journey! Thanks!
Happy Christmas holidays to you and your family! See you in Fluture...! ; )
A big hug from Francesco in Taurasi, Italy Dec 15, 2015
I just can’t seem to put them down, The KungFu and Meditation Flutes have such an amazing sound. When I start playing it’s like I’m in ancient times of the samurai… I’ve never played the flute before, until I got them from you, It only took about an hour to teach myself how to play, It seems I was meant to play, I’ve done some recording and when I play it back it sounds like I’ve been playing for years.
I can’t thank you enough for how much these flutes are changing my life. I wouldn’t buy a flute from anyone else, you certainly are the world’s best Flute Smith. Looking forward to buying more flutes and a sax.
Thanks again Erik and Happy Holidays
Travis in Wisconsin Dec. 5,2015
Erik, I just received my Meditation Flute it's beautiful! I will definitely be ordering more! That was the fastest I've ever received anything from the U.S.! Thank you so much, I am humbled deeply by your craftsmanship.
Jasmyn in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Jan. 27, 2015