Measuring 18" in length, this unsplit Ginkgo branch flute has a sweet and clear, spirit-filled voice, playing three upper register notes. Considered a "living fossil", the Ginkgo biloba tree dates back 56 million years to the age of the dinosaurs. About seven million years ago the glaciers pushed the Ginkgo out of North America and Europe, but the species somehow survived in two small areas in the Zhejing province in eastern China, where it is now considered native. So to honor the spirit of this magnificent, beautiful and very ancient tree species, this Ginkgo branch flute has been tuned to the key of A major, pentatonic Modes 2 & 5, allowing for the traditional scale of China, the Chinese folk song "Jasmine Flower" heard in part of the sound sample. In Mode 2 you can even play songs from "Middle Earth", as heard in the sound sample! Playing in Mode 5 allows for traditional songs like Amazing Grace, easily played in the lower register with no half-holing. The Mode 2&5 tuing can even play the seven tone major scale without half-holing! All 13 knot holes, spiraling around the branch, have been inlaid with crushed Jade. Deer leather lacing, with Jade and brass beads hold the bird to the nest. To help prevent wet-out, the bird has been fitted with a redwood shoe, for its absorption qualities, and a drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed into the bottom of the air chamber.
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