Experience the Joy of Playing Flute with Key of A: Ideal for Beginners and Those with Small Hands.

Our Premiere Native American A flute is tuned to the pentatonic minor scale in the key of A which means the highest and lowest notes on this flute will play the key of A (not including overblow notes). They are medium sized flutes, measuring 21 inches (53.34 CM) long. Their size makes them a good choice for beginner flute players because they are small enough that most adults and children can reach the finger holes with minimum effort. They sound bright and cheerful, but aren’t so high in pitch that they sound shrill. They have a melodic voice that many people are drawn to. This key is often suggested by flute instructors because it is easy to play and suitable for a flute player of any skill level.

Stellar Native American Flute Fingering Cart Key of A

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

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 are: A, C, D, E, G, A

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