Bone Whistles

Firewind Flutes

 

One to three note whistles were originally used for signaling, attracting wildlife and ceremonies.  They are very trilly and are wonderful for improvisation, often used to highlight Native American flute music.  Most familiar is the Eagle Call Whistle which is a one-note whistle which utilizes an octave over-blow. 


We use a variety of bones.  Deer leg and turkey wing bones are the most popular.  The ancient Incas used to make whistles from the wing bones of the condor.