Choroi Quinta Pentatonic Flute | Pear Wood | 432 Hz | No Toneblock
This Quinta Pentatonic Flute is a No Tone Block Flute and was developed to support children’s free-playing. The flutes are quite convincing when played as a group—also with a larger class; the sound stays pleasant and soft and children are happy to play and learn with such a pleasant sound.
These no tone block flutes are easier to play for beginners and young children. In particular the labium without a tone block enables you to play with a relaxed mouth posture so air is flowing free. This is very helpful for young children who are just learning to play.
There are 6 finger holes, range: d''-e''-g''-a''-b''-d'''-e''' and this flute comes with a 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. It’s recommended to oil flutes frequently, at least one to two times a month.
- This flute is tuned to 432hz. For the same flute tuned to 440hz (concert pitch), 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 economy shipping only; priority and expedited shipping are not available for this product.
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 frequency is called concert pitch.
A flute, however, can also be tuned to 432 Hz, a frequency used traditionally for instruments and making a comeback, as it’s 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 is subtle between the two flutes, most music teachers will tell you that if a student is playing in a large group, they prefer them to all be tuned to the same frequency, regardless of which one.
Most public school music teachers with large music classes prefer 440Hz. Some private schools with smaller classes may use either. 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.