3rd/5th Harmonies

Formula:  When playing in 3rd or 5th Harmonies, the higher key flute is played in Mode 1, without using the bottom hole; the lower key flute is played in Mode 4, without using the top hole.  This will ensure a more melodious duet.

Native American Flute Pairings for 3rd and 5th Harmony (actual pitch) Courtesy of White Crow Flutes
3rd Above A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G
PRIMARY KEY F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G
3rd Below F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E
5th Above B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G
PRIMARY KEY F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G
5th Below F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D
Color Key for Octaves The tables above are designed to help the player determine an appropriate pairing of flutes for harmony duet play.
    The tables show the flute keys most commonly produced currently by the popular flute makers .
Below Middle C   To use the chart - pick the table for your desired harmony, 3rd or 5th, and then locate the key of flute you wish to have
Middle C   harmonized with on the chart in the "PRIMARY" column. From that position on the chart you can read the key of
Above Middle C     the flute which will harmonize with it by reading key on the line above or below the PRIMARY key line.
Note: The fact that a flute pairing is correct for harmony play does not assure that the flutes will sound harmonious. If the players are playing the same fingering at the same
time will sound more hamonious while different fingerings may make it sound less harmonious.

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