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3.5 foot Kung Fu Flute by ForestFlutes

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 16:50

73.77 USD

A bit different design of our Kung Fu flute and at a longer length yet still under 4 feet
Built from cured Chinese bamboo by Thomas Richardson with hand carved and painted Kung Fu Kanji script by Spokane artist Ryan Bemis. Beautiful metallic colors in the art on this piece.This flute is based on the David Carradine flute design where the flute can rest on your left shoulder when playing like a violin. Usually tuned to A or Bflat Pentatonic Minor. A440 pitch tuning. 5 finger holes. There is a thumb hole on the back of the flute body. Hemp bindings. The inside of the flute is colored in Burgandy.

All holes closed is the root note. 4 holes closed with the thumb hole open is the octave. 2-3 octave range.

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4 Foot Carradine Inspired Kill Bill Flute Replica by ForestFlutes

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 14:26

89.99 USD

A custom bamboo flute design by Thomas Richardson Music, inspired by the bamboo flute that David Carradine plays in scenes from Kill Bill. The flute featured in the Kill Bill films is a David Carradine bamboo flute design.

David was a unique flute builder, he grew his own bamboo, he harvested it, and designed amazing and unique bamboo flutes for himself. He tended to set the breath hole a couple cells down the bamboo near the center depending on what length of bamboo he was making his flute out of. The flute he designed for the film, the Silent Flute is an example of his creative flute building genius. The flutes I am listing on Etsy are very similar lengths and look like the flutes Carradine made for Kill Bill, Kung Fu tv series and for the Silent Flute by Bruce Lee.

This flute is built from cured Chinese yellow bamboo stock and is around 1 1/4 inch in diameter and each piece varies a bit as no two pieces are exactly the same. 48 inches in length with a double chamber of space above the breath hole and built in the David Carradine Kill Bill flute style. The flute can be rested on the left shoulder like a violin when playing .Plays the Major and the pentatonic minor scale usually in F or F#. 4 holes on top with a thumb hole like a Shakuhachi flute. 2 + octave range. A440 tuning. Natural, in look there are no carvings or artwork on this flute.

All holes are burnt via burning rods. The bore is created via burning and then colored in cherry red. Fire and water are used exclusively within my flute building process. Brown hemp bindings.

The length of this flute is inspired by the flutes of the ancient Shaolin Kung Fu martial arts masters.

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3 Foot Carradine Inspired Kung Fu Flute by ForestFlutes

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 14:26

70.77 USD

Kung Fu Television series inspired 3 foot bamboo flute!

You've seen Tarantino's "Kill Bill" with David Carradine playing the role of "Bill" and the bamboo flute Carradine plays in Kill Bill. You have seen the bamboo flute in the Kung Fu TV series. You may have seen the flute Carradine designed for Bruce Lee's "The Silent Flute" and in all cases you were inspired by the vision of these flutes.

I am inspired by the flutes David Carradine built during his life so I have created several flutes in the late actors design model and have been selling them for many years now!

The length and sound of this particular bamboo flute is inspired by the flutes of the ancient Shaolin Kung Fu masters who used their instruments as walking sticks, martial arts weapons and as instruments of music.

Built from cured Chinese bamboo. All holes are burnt via burning rods. There is a sound chamber above the breath hole that adds to the special quality of this flute. The flute is created with a mix of fire and water. I color the bore in burgundy, orange or gold. Brown hemp bindings. 440 hertz tuning. 4 holes on the front and a thumb hole on the back like the Shakuhachi flute. Pentatonic minor tuning.

Kanji script for Kung Fu is carved on the flute body to enhance the intention of this beautiful bamboo flute.

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23 Inch Oriental Minor Forest Flute With Kanji Script by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:28

57.77 USD

This forest bamboo flute has a moody, and meditative Shakuhachi style voice with a thumb hole. Tuned to the pentatonic minor scale in C# or D. A 440 tuning, 2 + octaves.

Cured Chinese stone bamboo is used to build this flute at a bit over 23 inches in length. All holes are burnt into the bamboo with a selection of burning rods. Fire and water are used exclusively within the flute building process. The bore is created via burning and colored in red. Kanji script for Zen has been hand carved and painted with orange and beautiful gold embellishments onto the green colored bamboo to enhance the intention of this flute. The flute body has been colored a bit via fire and I burn the body of the flute creating markings and giving depth to the look .

Brown hemp and brown waxed leather thread bindings. Very fun and easy to play!

Head out into special nature spots to play flute - the inspirational spots around you can help you to tune in deeper to your playing. Explore bamboo flute TAB via online sources to apply new melodies to your flute. TAB for Native flute will apply to this flute as well.

Correspondence on my flutes : Namaste Thomas!

I must say that this is the best flute I have ever played! You were right: It plays nicely in three octaves. Some players say that C#minor is voice of God. It sounds very odd but I think it`s true. I have played with virtual Tampura and yesterday evening I gave a concert to my friends. They heard Mother Earth's speaking from this piece of bamboo!

Thank You again!

Juha Rikka - Jazz musician from Finland

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52 Inch Dragon Shaolin Kung Fu Kill Bill Style Flute by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

137.77 USD

52 inches in length, just a bit under 5 feet. Built in the David Carradine Flute building style with 2 upper chambers above the breath hole which rest on the left shoulder when playing and upon which are hand carved and painted with "Shaolin Kung Fu" Kanji script. Beneath the breath hole and above the finger holes is a hand carved Dragon breathing fire down the flute body!

4 holes on top and a thumb hole on the back like a Japanese Shakuhachi flute. A440 HZ tuning in G# minor pentatonic.

Built from larger diameter bamboo stock with a beautiful custom finish. The bore, the inside of the flute is detailed in red. Brown hemp and waxed leather thread bindings adorn the flute body.

This flute is built, tuned and finished by Thomas Richardson and his new flute production apprentice, and artist Ryan Bemis did the carving and coloring work on this amazing looking and sounding flute!

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16 Inch Zen Meditation Bamboo Flute by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

54.77 USD

16 inches in length and built from cured Chinese Stone bamboo.

Custom eco-friendly stain finish. The bore is detailed in red, blue or brown. Almond oil final polish.

Concert pitch tuning. All holes are burnt into the bamboo via burning rods. You can play very interesting sounding musical lines with a simple straight up and down the scale fingering. Everything sounds Asian. Meditative. Tuned to the pentatonic minor scale.
3 + octave range

Kanji script for Zen has been hand carved and painted onto the body of the flute.

5 finger holes total, including the thumb hole on the bottom of the flute body similar to the Japanese Shakuhachi.

From Northern Ireland professional musician Raymond Robinson's website, a review of my flute building work: "Sometimes when you are researching flutes you come across wonderful makers who are quietly making fascinating flutes. They deserve a wider audience and one of those makers is Thomas Richardson. I now own a unique one off design Middle Eastern Forest flute from Thomas' wide range. These are not expensive instruments but are made with the highest care and quality. This is a four holed flute with thumb hole and has a great scale. Take the opportunity to visit Thomas flute building work online. He has a large range of flutes and other instruments. Just brilliant."

Thomas Richardson, Bamboo Flute Designer/Musician

Correspondence on this design:

Namaste Thomas!

I must say that this is the best flute I have ever played! You were right: It plays nicely in three octaves. Some players say that C#minor is voice of God. It sounds very odd but I think it`s true. I have played with virtual Tampura and yesterday evening I gave a concert to my friends. They heard Mother Earth's speaking from this piece of bamboo!

Thank You again!

Juha Rikka - Finland

MP3's are located on my website for many of my flutes. Search Thomas Richardson Music.

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23 Inch Oriental Forest Flute With Kanji Script by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

59.77 USD

This nice bamboo flute has a moody, and meditative Shakuhachi style voice with a thumb hole. Tuned to the pentatonic minor scale. A 440 pitch tuning. Usually the flute is in D or C# minor.

Cured Chinese bamboo is customized with water based stain applications to create the green finish, with hand carving and hand painting. The bore is detailed burgundy. Brown hemp bindings.

We add the Kanji script for ZEN on this flute to enhance the intention. We can customize with any script you like.

Head out into nature spots to play - the inspirational spots around you can help you to tune in and explore the healing sounds of your new bamboo flute!

Correspondence on my designs : Namaste Thomas!

I must say that this is the best flute I have ever played! You were right: It plays nicely in three octaves. Some players say that C#minor is voice of God. It sounds very odd but I think it`s true. I have played with virtual Tampura and yesterday evening I gave a concert to my friends. They heard Mother Earth's speaking from this piece of bamboo!

Thank You again!

Juha Rikka - Pro Jazz musician from Finland

Customer from the Netherlands

Hello Thomas,

I received your flute today. It looks just beautiful and plays even better! I know I'll enjoy this flute very much for a long time.

Thanks very much for this wonderful flute,

Gilian Hettinga - Pro musician from the Netherlands

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23.1 Inch custom Kung Fu Grasshopper bamboo flute by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

67.77 USD

23 inches in length. Made from Chinese cured bamboo stock by Thomas Richardson Music. Custom hand carved Grasshopper motif carved and painted by my apprentice Ryan Vincent Bemis and inspired by the Kung Fu TV program. Tradition bamboo flute design. 4 holes on top and a thumb hole on the back. Tuned to D minor Pentatonic at A440HZ tuning. Very easy and comfortable to play. The sound is very Zen and meditative. Hemp bindings and the inside of the bore of the flute is detailed in burgundy color. This is a very beautiful and great sounding 2-3 octave bamboo flute.

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2 Foot Asavari Raga Bamboo Flute by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

79.88 USD

Built from cured Chinese bamboo. This exotic flute is 2 feet in length. Styled after the Bansuri flute designs from India though mine are more like Oriental flutes with a far East tuning. Built, burnt and tuned by Thomas Richardson. Custom carving art work by Spokane based artist Ryan Vincent Bemis. The artwork is outstanding on this flute design! The bore is colored in Burgundy color with hemp bindings on the body of the flute.

Tuned to a North Indian Raga called "Asavari Raga". Tuned in A440 concert pitch in the key of C and B minor. The intervals of this scale in C are C, D, EFLAT, F, G, AFLAT, BFLAT. Very unique and exotic scale, uplifting and meditative. I believe I am one of the few flute builders building flutes in this scale. I can build this tuning into other lengths and keys so contact me if you have a custom request for this flute.

3 octave range. 6 finger holes. No thumb hole.

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24.5 Inch Kung Fu Flute by ForestFlutes

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:27

69.77 USD

24.5 inches in length. Built from cured Chinese bamboo. 5 finger holes total. Thumb hole on the back of the flute body. D minor tuning. You can play the theme from the TV series "Kung Fu" on this bamboo flute. A440 pitch tuning. This flute is built by myself and then hand carved and painted by artist Ryan Vincent Bemis with beautiful metallic colors and a nice gloss finish. The Kanji script reads Kung Fu. Brown hemp bindings. Great sounding! Fun and easy to play.

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Testimonials

Correspondence on the 23.5 Oriental Minor Flute
Namaste Thomas and thank You! The flute came today and I like it VERY MUCH!
All good to You from quite cold and dark Helsinki!
Juha Rikka, Professional Musician
Finland
Further correspondence:
Namaste Thomas!
I must say that this is the best flute I have ever played! You were right: It plays nicely in three octaves. Some players say that C#minor is voice of God. It sounds very odd but I think it`s true. I have played with virtual Tampura and yesterday evening I gave a concert to my friends. They heard Mother Earth's speaking from this piece of bamboo!
Thank You again!
Juha

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