Take Your Flute Playing to the Next Level with the Key of E Flute

Our Premiere Native American E flute is tuned to the pentatonic minor scale in the key of E which means the highest and lowest notes on this flute will play the key of E (not including overblow notes). These are large sized flutes measuring 26 inches long (66.04CM). They are larger in diameter than our A, G and F# flutes. Their size makes them a better choice for adults who have previous experience playing flutes or other instruments, or people with large hands. This is a wonderful key for those who are ready to advance their flute playing to a lower key. The key of E is lower than the key of F. It has a deep and soothing voice.

Stellar Native American Flute Fingering Cart Key of E

In the chart below you will see three scales that you can play on a six hole Native American style key of E flute.

If you play every note pictured, you will be playing one octave and three notes of the “chromatic scale”. This scale takes a lot pf practice and we usually recommend you learn other scales first. This is all the notes your flute will play. The top three notes are achieved by blowing much harder and some flutes will not play the highest note pictured. The notes of the chromatic scale in the key of E are: E,F,F#,G, G#, A, A#, B C, C#, D, D#, E

The shaded columns represent one octave of the “pentatonic minor scale”, this is the most common scale you hear people use for the Native flute. It is the easiest scale to play and the one we suggest you start with. These notes sound good in any order. The notes of the pentatonic minor scale in the key of E are: E,G,A,B,D,E

The columns with a * above them represent one octave of the “diatonic major scale”. This scale takes a little more work to memorize, but it is very useful for playing popular music. The notes of the diatonic major scale in the key of E are: E,F#,G#,A,B,C#,D#,E