World Flute Society


Additional Resources

Balme Music Studio
Description: Offering music lessons on a variety of instruments

Chiff and Fipple
Description: The ultimate guide to the instrument known as the tinwhistle, pennywhistle, Irish whistle, or just plain whistle.

Dale Olsen Music - Dale Olsen, Ph.D.
Description: Ethnomusicologist, biography, curriculum vitae, books for sale (i.e., World Flutelore), travel blogs

Duke Addicks
Description: Storyteller and Native American-style flutist; ceremonialist; Metis, Modal, and Mdewakanton tunes; CDs for sale

Description: A world music platform for artists, agents, managers, labels, event organizers, media, schools, and music lovers

Fine Art Paintings by Edmund J. Metz
Description: Western artist; biographical information; still lifes, landscapes, florals

Flute4All - John Bell
Description: A flutist's ultimate resource; forums; scale information; silver flute finger chart; sheet music; techniques; life of a silver flutist

Description: An evolving encyclopedia and on-line book dedicated to the Native American flute; also includes aspects of flute music and world flutes in general

Description: Robert Gatliff's Web site detailing various aspects/nature of the Native American flute

Flute Watch (Jon Norris)
Description: Keeping you up-to-date on available collectible flutes, new music, and upcoming events

A Guide to the Irish Flute
Description: For people who are interested in learning Irish music on the flute, in particular the simple-system (six-hole) transverse flute, sometimes referred to as the “Irish flute.”

Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior
Description: The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. The IACB provides promotional opportunities, general business advice, and information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Native American artists, craftspeople, businesses, museums, and cultural centers of federally recognized Tribes. It also oversees the implementation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.

Lew Paxton Price: Flute physics; how I make flutes today; dimensions in music; the transportation pattern; Flute-making books; more about flute theory; the invasion of the deafeners

Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Description: The Mathers Museum is Indiana University’s museum of world cultures. Through its collections, exhibits, and programs, the museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting knowledge of the world’s cultures, past and present. 

Michael Simons World Music Band
Description: Biography, performance schedule, CDs for sale, multiple music styles, video

Music for the People
Description: The missions of the organization have always been to make improvisation a common element in music education and community music experience, and to make the learning process organic, natural, positive and deep. Music for the People presents to the public simple ways to engage in improvised music as a means of fostering connections among people at all levels of musical experience; allows trained musicians to rediscover the joy of making their own music and free them from the stifling effects of hyper critical auditions and reviews; model ways of teaching improvisation that are encouraging and engaging; and advance the methods and philosophy through modern media.

Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Description: The first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples, more than 9,000 pages of material, most complete body of work focused on world music

Panflutes and Panpipes
Description: History, biography, videos, audio files, world resources, panflutes and panpipes for sale

Red Moon Hombre (Robin ishkaynay Miller)
Description: Book available for purchase: Songs of the Shaman - The Path of the Feather; biographical information, Native American prayers

The Session (Irish)
Description: Hundred of tunes, listings of sessions, discussion group, recordings, events

Shakuhachi Playing Tips
Description: Meri, effective practice, context, exaggeration, don't just blow, efficiency, "golden decay"

Share the Gift: Native American Flute
Description: Learn to play, performance options, Arizona flute circles, events, CD news,  notated music, resources

The Spiritheart Collective
Description: Mission is to reach out with music to serve children, teenagers, adults, and seniors, no matter what their physical or emotional condition(s). We work to provide a sense of accomplishment, joy, and growth by helping people find a new means of self-expression through learning to play the drum, rhythm instruments, and the Native American flute.

Whistle Flute
Description: Dedicated to the Irish flute and whistle; instructional information, audio samples and tutorials, CDs for sale

Wooden Flute
Description: The primary focus of the Web site is simple-system wooden flutes, with or without keys, often referred to as Irish flutes.

World Flutes TV
Description: Videos of world flute performances, solo and in ensemble

World Music Network
Description: Video clips, news, previews, CDs for sale, audio samples, guide to world music, world map; one of the leading forces on the international world music scene