Bring Joy to Your Ears with Bamboo Flutes
Bamboo flutes have been delighting people with there clear tones and sensual sounds for many thousands of years. The most well known bamboo flute of modern times is the shakuhachi of Japan. However, bamboo is also well known for its musical application in pan flutes, named after the Greek god Pan, the god of shepherds and their flocks. If you have ever been to a concert featuring either shakuhachis or pan flutes, you already know how spiritually lifting these instruments can be. It's as if the highest metaphysical forces on earth are speaking to your soul when you listen to a bamboo flute.
Bamboo flutes are made in many different styles and create a panoply of sounds, from the deep vibrant sounds of the shakuhachi to the high-pitched beauty of the pan flute. But what many people do not know is that you can find a bamboo flute to produce almost every sound in between as well.
There are shakulute's, bamboo flute heads that attach to traditional flutes to make them sound more like a shakuhachi. There are bamboo saxes, and bamboo whistles. Even what you would call a bamboo flute is available in so many types and styles, there are too many to list here. You can purchase bamboo flutes that you play from the side, like traditional metal flutes, and bamboo flutes you play from the end like a reed instrument. There are bamboo flutes with many and various types and alignments of holes to produce various scales and sounds. There are even a variety of different configurations of pan flutes from the short, three-stem kind to the long 15-stem variety. I have seen double flutes and half flutes, even stumped bamboo flutes for small children that only produce one or two notes.
Even if you are not a musician, and you want to hear the exquisite sound, there are many artists that produce beautiful bamboo flute music on cd's. Everything from Celtic dance music, to Native American meditation music.
You can play your bamboo flute next to a bamboo fountain, letting the sounds mix and mingle. If you are a romantic mood, you can listen to bamboo flute music while you and your sweetheart are curled up next to your indoor bamboo plant or lucky bamboo plant. You can play your bamboo flute while you are sitting on a bamboo rug, or lounging on the grass beneath your bamboo fence. You can even share the music while you are wearing bamboo fiber clothes.
Truly there is a bamboo flute or bamboo flute music for everyone who loves the rich tones of a wind instrument. Give it a listen and you will find your love in bamboo flutes!