Old Native American elderberry flutes and cane flutes of the Kumeyaay-Diegueño Indians of Southern California, southwest United States of North America aboriginal musical instruments authentic,

OLD NATIVE AMERICAN Elderberry Flutes Pictures...


A modern flute musician holds one of his museum replica elderberry flutes and compares it with the RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL MUSEUM collection of old antique cane and elderberry "Diegueño flutes" artifacts, relics that date to the 1800s and early 1900s.

These rare Kumeyaay flutes represent the true Pre-Contact style flutes of North America that the ancient Kumeyaay flute makers handcrafted into a wooden tube with four-to-six holes.

This ancient flute style is not the "plains-style" flutes we see in today's Indian stores and mainstream Native American-theme entertainment. The modern "Native American flutes" that are common today are tuned to to modern scales which did not exist in Pre-Contact California.

In fact, the authentic Pre-Contact aboriginal flutes were tuned to ancient musical scales and, without a mouthpiece or block, they are so difficult to play that even the best flute players today find them impossible to play.

The true historical California Indian elderberry flute is tuned in the ancient scales and represents the Rosetta stone of aboriginal North American music.

The Diegueno-Kumeyaay elderberry flute represents the true Native American flutes that were originally played by California Indians in North America.

Please see this movie for an aboriginal-style short elderberry flute song musical video introduction of a southern Kumeyaay Indian village fiesta film documentary.

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Flute photos and caption by GBALLARD, San Diego County

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