Poplar "Warbling" Harmony Drone Branch Flute in High and Mid F

sound sample of this flute
with all of the corks removed


Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes





sound sample of this flute
configured as shown in  photo below


 


Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes






sound samples of this flute
configured as shown in  the four photos below,
corks on the right side lifted during the course of the song



Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes






Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes




Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes




Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes







Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes                                                                    Poplar Harmony Drone Branch Flute in F from Dryad Flutes







                                                                                                                                                                                      

  This unsplit forked Poplar is one very special branch flute!  Or, it could be thought of as many special branch flutes in one! To begin with, the larger diameter side has a nice, purring, controlable warble on the fundamental, as heard in the first and third sound samples.  With all of the corks removed, both sides, tuned to an F minor pentatonic scale, combine to play 2 1/3 octaves.  There are many possible arrangemenst of the corks, with either side functioning as the harmony drone, making this a very versatile flute.  Measuring 21 1/2" in length, the bark has been sanded down on each side at the tone holes and at the mouth end, exposing the finely finished beauty of the Poplar wood grain, in contrast to the natural bark exterior.  A few bark  fissures have been inlaid with crushed malachite and malachite beads have been attached to the tops of each cork.  Deer lacing with malachite and brass beads holds the bird to the nest.  To help resist wet-out, both birds have been fitted with  redwood shoes, and a drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed into the bottom of each air chamber.   The forked branch for this flute was gathered from a storm-downed Poplar tree that grew along Discovery Lake in San Marcos, CA.  


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