PENTATONIC FLUTE

 

Choroi Pentatonic Flute Pros

-great choice for young children

-made for small children's hands

-easy to make a sound

-uses little breath

-beautiful tone

-warm to the touch

-made of wood

-designed for Waldorf students

-easy to cover all the holes

-beautiful

Choroi Pentatonic Flute Cons

-expensive, but they have great resale value

-cost $120-150

-can only use 1st grade-2nd grade

-can only play pentatonic notes

-limited to only pentatonic songs, so you can't play songs like Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle

A popular choice for Waldorf Schools is the Choroi Pentatonic flute.

 

Keep in mind that you would only use it for grades 1 and 2.

 

You will not be able to play most familiar songs like Happy Birthday, Twinkle, Twinkle and most other traditional songs, only songs in the 5 note pentatonic scale.

 

This is what many people don't understand either, you have to learn a different fingering system, which is confusing when changing to the next instrument in 3rd grade when you start learning Diatonic songs in the major scale like Twinkle, Twinkle and Happy Birthday.

 

I would recommend buying the Choroi C flute instead of the petatonic flute. I have the Choroi Octa in C, which is Diatonic and german fingering. If you like the natural wood and feel and sound, why don't you go with this C flute instead, so you can stay with the same fingering system for grades 1-5, you don't have to buy new instruments, and you still get to play a gentle sounding, made for small hands flute.

I just think the word "pentatonic" gets used a lot in the Waldorf homeschool, but many people don't understand what pentatonic is before they buy this flute.

Some people like it because it limits the child from playing any notes other than pentatonic, keeping them in this Mood of the Fifth realm.

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