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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanoates View Post
    Native American flute. Can't go wrong there. Play what you feel and it's all good.
    Anybody have a source for one of these that isn't too expensive. My cursory search found many in the $200-$300 range. I'm not carrying a $200 piece of cedar out into the woods.

    DIY would be awesome, but not sure how to pull that off.
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    It's not an "Indian" flute, but if you want to go cheep AND sturdy, it can't be beat: The friend who made mine says it takes about an hour http://www.thewidgetforge.com/projects/flute/ is the site he gave me as to where he got his plans.
    I think that if you go with a larger piece of pipe, you will get a sound closer to the Indian whistle. If nothing else, it WILL be a deeper tone.
    Together, my tin whistle & PVC flute weigh 1 Lb. I will not carry the tin whistle without the Flute, because the flute acts as the case for the very fragile tin whistle. Tin whistle = easier to play, PVC Flute = better sound, sturdier, so I carry both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    Anybody have a source for one of these that isn't too expensive. My cursory search found many in the $200-$300 range. I'm not carrying a $200 piece of cedar out into the woods.

    DIY would be awesome, but not sure how to pull that off.
    I made mine. Just check google native american flute plans. If you decide to go this route remember it has to be tuned. This is done by hole location and hole size.

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    I recently bought one of these
    http://www.strumstick.com/

    I have no idea what I'm doing but then again I don't really care how I sound-it's fun to play and small. I'm a woodwind player so thought I'd start out with 3 strings so I don't get frustrated.
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    I just got my first native american rivercane flute this past October, so I will probably start playing it in my hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millarky View Post
    I recently bought one of these
    http://www.strumstick.com/

    I have no idea what I'm doing but then again I don't really care how I sound-it's fun to play and small. I'm a woodwind player so thought I'd start out with 3 strings so I don't get frustrated.
    That looks pretty cool! If you can use that to establish your strumming you're halfway through the battle! Start with 3 then work through the 6,8 and 12 string instruments

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    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post
    Anybody have a source for one of these that isn't too expensive. My cursory search found many in the $200-$300 range. I'm not carrying a $200 piece of cedar out into the woods.

    DIY would be awesome, but not sure how to pull that off.
    Check out High Spirits Flutes. They've got some smaller, higher pitched ones that are very reasonable, and pretty darned sturdy to boot.

    Weasel has one that we gave him several years ago, still in great shape. Fits wonderfully in a backpack, and is durable enough to take backcountry.

    And don't feel bad...my favorite whistle is awesome, but it doesn't get to go out with me backpacking...not risking my $200 wooden penny whistle to the elements. I carry my Generations D whistle when I hit the woods...easy to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Check out High Spirits Flutes. They've got some smaller, higher pitched ones that are very reasonable, and pretty darned sturdy to boot.

    Weasel has one that we gave him several years ago, still in great shape. Fits wonderfully in a backpack, and is durable enough to take backcountry.

    And don't feel bad...my favorite whistle is awesome, but it doesn't get to go out with me backpacking...not risking my $200 wooden penny whistle to the elements. I carry my Generations D whistle when I hit the woods...easy to replace.
    Thanks! I've got one on the way from a great member here at HF, but I'll be looking into these a little more for my boy. Between these flutes and the strumstick, we just may be able to coax a tiny bit of musical ability from our family after all.
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