What sort of flute does "native american flute music" use? Ballpark. I would like to get a traditional sounding (and looking) flute.
The types of flutes differ by tribe, but they all generally tend to be in the same style and shape as a recorder...
The instrument is known by many names. Some of the reasons for the variety of names include: the varied uses of the instrument (e.g. courting), the wide dispersal of the instrument across language groups and geographic regions, legal statutes (see the Indian Arts And Crafts Act), and the Native American name controversy.
Native American names for the flute include:
Cheyenne: tâhpeno Chippewa: bĭbĭ'gwûn Dakota: ćotaŋke Kiowa: do'mba' Lakota: Šiyótȟaŋka Opata: bícusirina (Teguima language) Unami: achipiquon (Lenape) Zuni: Tchá-he-he-lon-ne, lit. 'sacred warbling flute'
Alternative English-language names include: American Indian courting flute, courting flute, Grandfather's flute, Indian flute, love flute, Native American courting flute, Native American love flute, Native American style flute (see the Indian Arts And Crafts Act), North American flute, Plains flute, and Plains Indian courting flute.
Names in other languages include:
Austro-Bavarian: Indianafletn Dutch: Indiaans-Amerikaanse fluit Esperanto: indiĝena amerikano fluto French: Siyotanka German: Indianerflöte Hawaiian: Papa ʻAmelika ʻohe kani Japanese: ネイティブアメリカンフルート Korean: 인디언 피리 Polish: Flet indiański Russian: Пимак, romanized: pimak