Choroi Quinta | Pentatonic Flute | Cherry Wood | 440 Hz | No Toneblock
The Choroi Quinta Pentatonic Flutes are no tone block flutes and were developed for children to support their free-playing. No tone block flutes are easy to play. In particular the labium without a tone block enables you to play with a relaxed mouth posture so your air is flowing free.
The flutes are very convincing when played in a group; also with a larger class, the sound stays pleasant and soft.
There are 6 finger holes, range: d''-e''-g''-a''-b''-d'''-e''' and this flute comes with a wooden cleaning swab a cotton flute bag and a manual.
If you would like to acquire a backup cotton flute bag, backup cleaning swab or a bottle of high quality flute oil, we have those separately. We recommend oiling your flute once or twice a month to maintain its tonal quality.
- This flute is tuned to 440hz (more common for playing with other instruments - convert pitch). For the same flute tuned to 432hz (more common for students playing alone or in small groups are wanting a softer Earth Tone) go here.
- For a left handed Quinta Pentatonic Flute, go here.
Listen to this flute here.
- 1 flute
- material: pear wood
- Pentatonic Tone
- 6 finger holes
- cleaning swab, flute bag and manual
- clean with linseed oil or Choroi flute oil
- Made in Sweden
- Recommended age is 5 years and older
- Standard shipping only; priority and expedited shipping are not available for this product. Please allow more time for delivery.
Should I buy a 440 Hz or 432 Hz?
All instruments are tuned to a reference frequency. The international standard reference for music instruments is A = 440 Hz. This means that all instruments that are tuned to this reference will play nicely together. This is called concert pitch and is typical for large groups with a wide variety of instruments.
A flute, however, can also be tuned to 432 Hz, a frequency used traditionally for instruments and making a comeback as its said to be softer and more pleasant to the ear. This frequency is sometimes called an earth frequency. 432 Hz is often used in music therapy because of its pleasant frequency as compared to 440 Hz. Many people playing the flute on their own prefer 432 Hz, as well, and most Native American flutes are also tuned to 432 Hz.
However, although to the ear, the change in sound between flutes is subtle, most music teachers will tell you that if a student is playing in a large group with many different types of instruments, they prefer them to all be tuned to the same frequency. If a student is playing in a group of flutes only, the 432 Hz is much nicer to listen to.
Most public school music teachers with large music classes playing a large variety of instruments will ask for 440Hz. Some private schools with classes only playing the flute together may use either, but tend to prefer the 432 Hz. It’s just more pleasant to the ear when listening to flutes.
Best practice is that if you are not sure which one to get and your child is in a large public school class, go with 440Hz or ask the teacher. If your child is in a smaller class or private school, ask the teacher. If the child will be learning and playing at home, it’s really up to you.
For health reasons we are not able to accept returns for flutes, tone blocks or cleaning swabs, even if it has not been used. All flute sales, tone block sales and cleaning swab sales are considered final. Thank you for your understanding.