Sunday, December 09, 2007

Chasing the Sun: Haran Triple flute

There is a lot of experimentation going on in the world of Native American flute. Many makers are trying different designs and combinations to come up with some very interesting flutes. The history of flute making is one of change spread over thousands of years but recently the amount of experimentation has been increasing at a tremendous rate staring about ten years ago with the first bass NAFs made by Hawk and Geri Littlejohn and continues today with many makers. These new designs include bass flutes, drone flutes and double flutes made from a variety of woods and clay and other materials.

My latest recording Lost Canyons features one of these very unusual Native American flutes on track #10: a triple chambered flute made by Pat Haran which is best described as a double drone flute.


In this latest post we're going to look at this flute and a common NAF player affliction "Flute Envy".

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  1. Cathy7:11 PM

    The tones you obtain with this flute are beautiful. I find your ability to play several chambers rather incredible in that every note is distinct. No part of Chasing the Sun sounds muddled. A beautiful song, played on a beautiful instrument. Lovely.

  2. Amazing flute and music! I've really enjoyed listening to Chasing the Sun on Lost Canyons. Your review and demonstration of Pat's triple chamber flute is really interesting and I like your multiple audio samples illustrating different chambers being played for different sections. I'm looking forward to hearing more music from you on this flute! Thanks again for sharing your insights and knowledge in your blog. Outstanding music!

    Warren (Tucson, AZ)

  3. Hearing this last night at the concert at the Georgetown Flute Festival has giving me "flute envy". I just emailed Pat to see what I need to do to get my hands on one of these. Great gig, Scott!