the nj plague13
Lord of the North
Join date: Dec 2009
23 IQ
#1
So im looking to buy my second native american flute and for an upcoming show i am preforming a cover of "creek marys blood" by nightwish, in which im playing guitar and the native american flute. Ive listened to the song and researched alot but i cant seem to find the right flute key

Does anybody know what key flute John Two-Hawks uses in this particular song?

Thanks guyz no trollz pleez
metal4eva_22
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#3
Quote by the nj plague13
So im looking to buy my second native american flute and for an upcoming show i am preforming a cover of "creek marys blood" by nightwish, in which im playing guitar and the native american flute. Ive listened to the song and researched alot but i cant seem to find the right flute key

Does anybody know what key flute John Two-Hawks uses in this particular song?

Thanks guyz no trollz pleez

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the nj plague13
Lord of the North
Join date: Dec 2009
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#4
each flute has a different key. Am Em G etc. I need to order one that has the right notes for the song.
HarvesterofPain
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#5
Not sure if it helps, but I think the whole song is in C minor...

As soon as I saw "Native American Flute" in the title I knew it had to do with that song haha...
StewieSwan
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Join date: Feb 2009
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#6
Quote by metal4eva_22



What's so funny? He's a native american, asshole.


TS, there are various kinds of native american flutes, but I believe the kind you're looking for will be similar to this:


These 6 holed flutes are generally capable of 2 keys, which are a 4th apart. The song is in C minor, so the key you want for your flute is going to be either Eb or Bb. I would go with the Bb, because it's going to give you the 7th below the root, which allows for better phrasing than getting one in Eb will.
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Harvey Swick
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Join date: Jun 2011
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#7
Quote by StewieSwan
What's so funny? He's a native american, asshole.

i dont see whats funny either although i get it. i have met people with a lot weirder names like this one guy i went to school with whose last name was "Long Pumpkin Seeds" or another kid named "White-eyes" i even met someone named "Rawhide Soldier Hulit"

ok its kinda funny.
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the nj plague13
Lord of the North
Join date: Dec 2009
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#8
thanks that helps alot. and maybe we could all get along. Ive met the guy at a concert he is the most wise man i have ever met. If anything he taught me to get over hating every stupid soul on this planet and learn to teach than to scorn