Doris Trojcak

Emperor Penguin Chick Flute

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Love of biology, art, craft and acoustics are all exhibited in this sweet clay flute, a hollow hand-built clay sculpture artfully formed here as the engaging "Emperor" penguin chick.

How does it work? Air is blown through the narrow slit of the windway to strike the beveled edge of the "reed" hole, producing sound, then vibrates throughout the inside of the flute. Covering holes lowers the pitch; uncovering them raises it. Because enlarging a hole raises its pitch, each hole must start small and be enlarged until the desired pitch is achieved; each of the seven holes must be cut and tuned one at a time. Fingering chart is included.

Low-fire talc-free white earth clay with lead-free glazes.

Made in America, in St. Louis, Missouri.