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September Newsletter and Sale

I wanted to send out another quick mailing to the members of the site who have signed up for these updates and to tell you of the new things happening at Thomas Richardson Music, as well as tell you about our September sale!

My wife Nicole and I are working together on all the bamboo flutes and Nicole is hand carving and painting all of the designs. I am still in the process of updating all of the images on the website to reflect the latest versions of the flutes. Take a look at some of the new images, on our Gallery page, or on the individual product pages. I am adding several new designs this month including a new Gypsy Minor and a new Raga flute called "The Shiva flute" tuned to raga "Shiva Ranjani" and there are other designs coming to the site over the next several weeks.

http://www.thomasrichardsonmusic.com/gallery

The new art work and kanji script carving is very beautiful looking and I thank my wife for her wonderful contribution to the flutes! It is a great blessing for me to be able to work with Nicole in this process. I am teaching her how to build these flutes as well.

For now I do all of the building and fine tuning myself.
I also detail the bore (the inside) of every flute in either gold, cherry red or brown. All flutes have brown thread bindings.

I have a new Tunings page, detailing some of the tunings my flutes use: several more new tunings will be added.

http://www.thomasrichardsonmusic.com/content/flute-tunings

Check out the photos in the gallery of the curing process of the Chinese Tonkin bamboo in Hong Kong. This is the bamboo I use to build the flutes with. I use cured Chinese Tonkin bamboo for all of my designs. I love the tonal range, which features a full 3 octaves on most designs. I am importing some new root end stock and am still learning how to work with it and am perfecting those designs which will be hybrid Shakuhachi's with a Quena mouthpiece. I am importing some other rare bamboo with natural markings and some other odd and interesting species to add more special and unique one of a kind flutes on the website.

I am recording Forest Bamboo Flute Meditations and we also released "Kama Shivaya - Shadow of Change" on CD. It is available on the site under the music link up top. New MP3's and we are trying to figure out how we can get video's of me playing the flutes for you and showing you all the wonderful techniques to get amazing sounds out of these flutes!

I am now offering some of the flutes I build in the NATURAL VERSION at a discounted price and I plan to add more designs in the natural version in the future. Check the link to natural versions on the top of the website if your interested. I build custom orders and Nicole can replicate any kind of art you would like on your new flute so feel free to email.

And finally, here is the link to our September Sale!

http://www.thomasrichardsonmusic.com/content/september-sale

The sale is only running for the next few days, so be sure to take advantage of our discounts before the timer on the site runs out.

Hope you all are well! Thank you for taking sometime out of your busy day to read this mailing.

Peace, happiness and appreciation to you,

Thomas and Nicole Richardson

Thomas Richardson Music
www.thomasrichardsonmusic.com
thomas@thomasrichardsonmusic.com

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Testimonials

Hi, Thomas,
Could not wait to tell you how amazed I am at the sight and sound of my new Joseph Rivers flute, which arrived today. I have several very special flutes, but this one has instantly become my favorite. How beautiful it is with the special finishes and the wonderful artwork, but even its appearance cannot compare to its voice. It takes so little breath to bring forth such a rich, full sound. It will be my every day companion from now on.
If it's possible, I would so love to be told about Nicole's artwork on my flute - the leopard type figure with a bird's head, and the lovely flower behind it. (I'm an artist, too, and have tremendous appreciation for the vision behind the work of other artists.) So I'd love to know the significance/meaning/mythology of the figures she chose to use on this flute. Please tell her that I love the artwork, and am only asking in order to more fully understand and appreciate its significance to her as she created it for me.
Thank you for this marvelous flute. I've already chosen my next one, and will return to you for it as soon as it is possible!
Blessings on you and yours,
Essie

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