My last creation. F# on Ponderosa Pine.
Native American Style Flutes, Drums, Hand Made Pens, Wood Toys, Wood crafts in general These are called Healing flutes, Love Flutes, Or Native American Style Flutes I, Peter Zenker was born in Mexico City and started working on wood at an early age.
My mother was a private music teacher and my brother went on to become a Master violin maker. I went into the medical equipment industry, traveling worldwide and teaching the implementation of mechanical ventilators and sleep labs. Healing properties:There are very few instruments that instill the calmness, and serenity, that the Native American flute does. It is unique in its ability to do this due to the power of the flute’s resonance that the 2nd chamber provides and the notes that it is tuned to. This is the way the flute heals, and why is it so widely used in hospitals, hospice centers, elderly care homes, in yoga and meditation practices, and in musical performances that leave the audience “feeling good” Sleep Apnea: Having sleep apnea myself, I find great comfort through the improvement of my sleep after playing one of my flutes before going to bed. Testimonial:I bought a flute from you on Saturday. I ended up giving it to my son as he had just returned from Afghanistan and has trouble sleeping. He started playing it right away and on Saturday night fell asleep and slept the whole night for the first time since returning. I think it was a very good decision on my part...but now I need my own flute." Contact:915-594-8445 [email protected] PROUDLY HAND CRAFTED IN THE USA They are very easy to play My flutes have the complete chromatic scale, but a beginner uses only 6 notes, which form a pentatonic scale that allows even the most inexperienced player to sound great. When you hear somebody play the Native American Flute, chances are that the player is “playing from the heart”. This means that he or she is using those 6 notes in random order according to how he/she feels. And it most likely sounds soothing and pleasant. Fun facts The Story of the Native American Flute Some people say that the Native American Flute had its beginnings long time ago when a brave Indian boy fell in love with an Indian girl, but was too shy to tell her about his love for her. So he crafted a flute and played it behind her tepee. When she heard the mellow sound of the flute, she immediately fell in love. So, it is said that if an Indian boy likes a girl, he crafts a flute and after playing it, he throws the flute inside the girl’s tepee and if she likes it, she keeps it, thus letting the boy know that she likes him. A variation of this is that if several boys like the same girl, they each craft a flute and they all throw the flutes inside the tepee. The unlucky ones get their flutes thrown back and the girl only keeps the flute belonging to the lucky suitor. Woods Different woods produce different effects on the sound of my flutes. Therefore, I use different types of wood. All the wood that I use is bought in the USA. I try to use only USA grown woods, but sometimes I need to use imported wood. All the imported wood that I buy comes from importers that import wood from farms that comply with world reforestation laws. Flute sizes The Native American Flute can be made in many sizes and keys. The lower the key, the more soothing the sound. The longer the flute and the larger the bore, the deeper the sound.Also, the harder the wood, the crisper the sound. General The Native American Flute has been in existence for many years. It is said that the Native American Flute is the only 2-chamber flute in the world. This feature gives its particular mellow effect of the notes “lingering”. It does not have the sharp or harsh effect that other flutes have. My Flutes are each custom crafted by my own hands. Other items I also make drums, toys and wooden xylophones (Orff instruments) as well as hand turned pens. The pens were featured in The El Paso Times on January 5th 2010 Disclaimer:I am not nor do I claim to be affiliated with a Native American Tribe. All my flutes are considered to be Native American Style Flutes. If you should see the words Native American Flute here, this is because that is the name of the instrument and in no way refers to my instruments as being made by a tribally recognized Native American Indian. (My mother once told me that she had some Native American blood in her, but it has not been certified nor documented)
My last creation. F# on Ponderosa Pine.
My new flute. I hope to have some of these for sale soon.
I have been making flute bags lately, and I came across some really nice fabrics that don't have a native American motiv,so I thought that I could add a bit of material that does have it.
So, I made some pockets for the bags. This one can hold my cell phone.
What do you think? I'm thinking on selling them on eBay for $10.00
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Not flutes, but really nice drums. I call them mama drum and baby drums. Mama drum is 24 inches in diameter and it is in one tone only for $500. The baby drums are 12" and come in one or two wood tones. One tone, $200 and two tones $300
If you want it for Christmas, I can only make 4 of the baby drums and one, maybe 2 of the mama drum.
This Saturday, like every Saturday, I will be at the El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market on Anthony St
I will have 40+ flutes lots of toys and of course my granddaughters drum in case anybody wants to order one or just drum on it.
Come over from 9AM - 1PM
I make large drums that are not just drums.
This one is an accent light, a coffee table, but I also use it as a stool.
If you really go for it, it is a good exercise machine.
I saw a very well built guy break a sweat in about ten minutes.
If you play it like that, you probably will loose your neighbors.
It is loud. 24" $500.00 plus shipping.
I have started to make my own flute bags.
The first ones were kind of iffy, but now they are coming out OK.
I am still considering that I am learning the process, but they are coming out better than the ones that I had made and since it is so cold out in the shop, I have something to do in the house where it is nice and warm. I have made over 100 and the sewing machine is still going strong.
I have only broken 2 needles by trying to sew material that is way too thick. It was fleece. Nice and protective, but too thick and hard to sew.
Bocote flute in F now on Ebay as item # 262105308727
A lady at our flute circle brought a flute that didn't have a traditional blow hole that sounded pretty good.
So I made one and here is the result.
This one is made out of Makore. It has lots of dark spots.
It is 6:15 AM and we are waiting for the clock to tick to 7AM so that we can get our preferred spot.
I will have my drum available for the kids to have some fun. It is interesting how the little kids have a much better rhythm than the adults. I enjoy playing the flute while the kids drum.
Sunday is San Elizario's 3rd Sunday. From 11 till dusk. They have two reenactments of Billy the Kid breaking into the Jail. One at 1PM and the other at 3PM
NOTE: I tried posting this yesterday, but somehow it didn't get posted. Anyway, this will be true for next month but the 6AM is true for every Saturday.
El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market
#ThrowbackThursday Peter Zenker, who makes beautiful hand-carved flutes, toys and items holds the technical distinction of being the first ever registered vendor at the Market. He registered in September of 2011--visit his booth Saturdays in Union Plaza for one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures!
I made this flute, which is 35 inches long. (90 cm)and wanted to take a picture of it in order to post it on Ebay.
I also just got a new camera that allows me to take panoramic pictures by joining 2 or 3 pictures together.
Perfect opportunity? I don't think so. This is the result.
First four flutes being glued.
I'm on a roll!!!
I have been having problems with the audio part of my videos. Last week I found a video camera in a thrift store and I got it just to try it. To my surprise, the microphone sounds a lot better than my expensive microphones but the video part is quite bad.
I recorded this video, which shows a bass G flute.
Another series of flutes. This time they are 32
One bass (1.5" bore)
8 knotty alder
11 basswood piccolo
Flutes that I have made, except for the quenas.
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