Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NAF Note Finder

I get questions from NAF player frequently and many times they are about what notes can be found in a particular key. This is good to know on a lot of levels. Including figuring out harmony, playing with other flutes or other instruments and figuring out different scales on the same flute.

To help you figure out what notes are on your Native American style flutes here is a quick cheat sheet showing the notes of the pentatonic scale of several common keys. This is not all the notes, just the ones you get in a standard pentatonic fingering.

Key of A: A, C, D, E, G, A octave

Key of G: G, Bb, C, D, F, G octave

Key of F#: F#, A, B, C#, E, F# octave

Key of F: F, Ab, Bb, C, Eb, F octave

Key of E: E, G, A, B, D, E octave

Key of D: D, F, G, A, C, D octave

Key of C: C, Eb, F, G, Bb, C octave

Key of Bb: B b, Db, Eb, F, Ab, Bb octave

If you are new to Native American flutes you might find it helpful to review How to Play your First Scale.

More articles about scales and keys

When I get a chance I'll try to lay this out better.

© 2011 Cedar Mesa Music

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