Chinese traditional vertical end-blown flute
Xiao is a Chinese flute traditionally made of black bamboo, but now it's available in different bamboo colours worldwide. The special design of the flute combined with the extra length of the flute and special additional tuning holes gives it an incomparable, especially gentle and sensual sound. The sound of the Xiao flute is very soft, romantic and dreamy - playing this flute allows to rid your soul of worries and plunge and dive into the world of harmony with yourself.
Sound scale: major (intervals in tones: 1, 1, 0.5, 1, 1, 1, 0.5).
Number of playing holes: 6.
Interval: 1.5 to 2.5 octaves.
Select a flute to learn more and listen to each key:
Xiao flute in D major
Chinese bamboo flute Xiao in key of lower D major, shortened length (60 cm)
Xiao flute in C major
Chinese bamboo flute Xiao in key of lower C major, shortened length (60 cm)