Immerse Yourself in the Deep and Meditative Sound of the F Sharp Flute

Our Premiere Native American F# (the # symbol represents a Sharp sign in musical notation) flute is tuned to the pentatonic minor scale in the key of F# which means the highest and lowest notes on this flute will play the key of F# (not including overblow notes). These are medium sized flutes measuring 24 inches long (60.96 CM) . This is the lowest key I recommend for beginner flute players. It has a larger finger stretch, especially on the bottom three holes, than our G and A flutes. This key of flute is suitable for most adults with large or flexible hands. Adults who have played other instruments are usually successful playing flutes in this key because of their improved dexterity. Flutes in the key of F# are lower in pitch than the key of G flutes. I find that many people are drawn to the lower sounding flutes. The F# flute has a soothing and low voice.

Tip: If you love the way this key sound, but are worried it may be too big for your hands, you can start with a key of G and work down to the key of F# once your hands are used to the finger stretch.

Stellar Native American Flute Fingering Cart Key of F#

In the chart below you will see three scales that you can play on a six hole Native American style key of F# 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 F# are: F#,G, G#, A, A#, B C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#

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 F# are: F#,A,B,C#,E,F#

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 F# are: F#,G#,A#,B,D#,F,F#