Middle Eastern Flutes

What is a Middle Eastern flute?

Our Middle Eastern style flute is very unique and different from all of our other flutes. It features a completely different scale which is commonly known as the HiJaz scale. Below is a video of one of these flutes being played.


Is a Middle Eastern flute right for me?

Because of the unusual tuning, these flutes have fingering holes of varying sizes and the last hole is spaced far enough down the flute body that we tend to slightly move it to one side of the flute to make it easier to reach. The fingering on these flutes can be challenging to a beginner. If this is your first flute, keep in mind that it is more difficult to play then our Premiere and Basic flutes. The higher keys are easier to play as the finger spacing is more compact.