Quenacho in D (Essenhout) - HarmonyFlute
The Quenacho is a famous flute from Latin America. It is blown by holding it vertically, pressing the notch (the V shaped opening) softly against your lips and blowing with a smile. It requires some patience and practice to get the hang of it.
This Quenacho flute has been made by the passionate
flutemakers of HarmonyFlute. The Quenacho is comfortable to
play and has a beautiful sound. It is a two-part instrument,
allowing you to transport and clean the flute easily.
The flute is fully made of Ashwood, and is aproximately 54 cm. It has six fingerholes. It is tuned to D Major.
How to play this flute?
- Put your lips against the notch and blow across the V-shape
- This requires some practice and patience
- The flute is held vertically
- There are six fingerholes on top
- Cover the holes with the pad of the fingers, not the fingertips
The musical possibilities
- This flute plays easily the Major scale and in the Minor scale.
- It is also possible to play in other keys and modes.
- This would require you to cover half holes more often.
- The flute has a reach of over 2 octaves.