|Native American Flute and
Guitar make a great combination. Just a few basic chords are usually
enough to get a great improv jam going. This pages suggests chords that
work well with various keys of flutes ... "Three chords and the truth".
Mode 1 is the common pentatonic minor tuning on NAFs. On 6-hole mode
1/4 flutes, you typically play these notes by keeping the third hole
from the top closed.
Mode 2 is a scale that sounds major on most NAFs with pentatonic minor
tuning. Play the same as mode 1, but begin on the second note of the
scale (bottom hole open).
Mode 4 is easy to play on 6-hole mode 1/4 pentatonic minor NAFs. You
typically play mode 4 notes by keeping the fourth hole from the top
Of course, you can switch between modes and the guitarist can try out the chords for all the modes.
These tables list chords that work with a capo on different fret positions. I've highlighted in red what I consider the simplest chords to play on the guitar.