Much of the bark has been left on this unsplit English Walnut (Juglans regia) branch flute, the wood grain exposed on top, fom the bird to the foot. Bark crevices on the left side have been inlaid with crushed malachite stone, giving an impression of moss growing on the side of the branch. Measuring 16 7/8" in length, it is tuned to an A# minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4 with a cheerfully bright and sweet voice, playing the Gypsy scale as well as 3 upper octave notes. Deer lacing with malachite and horn bone beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird fitted with a redwood heartwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute was sustainably gathered, with love, respect and gratitude, along San Marcos Creek, in San Diego County, CA amongst a wild grove of English Walnut trees.
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