|Eastern Woodlands Style Flutes by John Fry|
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Spirit of the Flute
It doesn't matter your age, gender, culture, or race, the Native Flute brings a sense of peace and relaxation to most people who experience it's beauty.
It's song can adapt to most any genre of music, from native to classical, blues to world, cultural to pop. Within seconds of listening, a breath of relief can be heard and shoulders relax from their rigid posture.
John has been a flute carrier for more than twenty years, performing and teaching, as well as crafting them when he has the opportunity. He creates them in an Eastern Woodlands Style. Only Cedar is used and never any stains, in order to keep the natural beauty of the wood. Several passes of hand sanding are involved in his process, giving it a most silky feel. When finally near complete he wood burns his signature in to the flute and attaches a gemstone at the end.
The Native Flute has had importance to many, to bring relaxation, for ceremony, courtship, healing, or simply for the joy of music.
We have watched many people over the years who were once listeners, evolve into players, as they found the beauty and healing it could bring to their lives.