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7-tone pentatonic in its most beautiful form.

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Sun recorder 432 Hz
The tuning pitch a = 432 Hz gives the instrument a calming effect. One of the best-selling 7-tone pentatonic recorders.The bore The inner bore of the recorder is cylindroconical and slightly wider than normal soprano recorders. This type of bore gives the model its typical sound. In principle, instruments with a wider bore sound warmer, fuller, more fundamental and therefore more suitable for ensembles than recorders with a narrower inner bore.Who is this recorder aimed at? To school classes in Waldorf schools, Montessori schools or early music education.The wind tunnel of the recorder The windway is the area in the head of the recorder where the air is formed into a thin sheet of air. This air blade is one of the most important elements of a recorder's sound. At the labium, the vibration that generates the flute sound is created from this air sheet. The shape of the windway is therefore one of the defining basic features for the musical shaping of the achievable sounds of the recorder. The windway of the sun recorder is 30% narrower than the usual width for soprano instruments. This results in the delicate sound.The sun flute has a windway that is straight and very narrowly cylindrical in shape.Fingering The sun recorder 50061 from Kunath Instrumentenbau has the following fingering: Pentatonic, 7-toneConstruction of the bodyOne-piece Packaging and accessories The model is supplied as standard with a bag and the following accessories:wiper rod, wiper cloth, fingering chartPodcast about the instrumentThe instrument is available at Blockfloetenpodcast.eu a separate Episode Sonnenflöte
Product number: 51061

€64.00*
Sun recorder 440 Hz
The tuning pitch a = 440 Hz makes the instrument suitable for fixed-tuned instruments such as piano and mallet instruments. One of the best-selling 7-tone pentatonic recorders.The bore The inner bore of the recorder is cylindroconical and slightly wider than normal soprano recorders. This type of bore gives the model its typical sound. In principle, instruments with a wider bore sound warmer, fuller, more fundamental and therefore more suitable for ensembles than recorders with a narrower inner bore.Who is this recorder aimed at? To school classes in Waldorf schools, Montessori schools or early music education.The wind tunnel of the recorder The windway is the area in the head of the recorder where the air is formed into a thin sheet of air. This air blade is one of the most important elements of a recorder's sound. At the labium, the vibration that generates the flute sound is created from this air sheet. The shape of the windway is therefore one of the defining basic features for the musical shaping of the achievable sounds of the recorder. The windway of the sun recorder is 30% narrower than the usual width of soprano instruments. This results in the delicate sound.The sun flute has a windway that is straight and very narrowly cylindrical in shape.Fingering The sun recorder 50061 from Kunath Instrumentenbau has the following fingering: Pentatonic, 7-toneConstruction of the bodyOne-piece Packaging and accessories The model is supplied as standard with a bag and the following accessories:wiper rod, wiper cloth, fingering chartPodcast about the instrumentThe instrument is available at Blockfloetenpodcast.eu a separate Episode Sonnenflöte
Product number: 50061

€64.00*

The pentatonic of the sun flutes

Where does the sun flute get its name from?

If you build up the notes d, e, g, a, b in fifths on top of each other, you arrive at a certain sequence: G,D,A,E,B. In the center of these tones is the tone a. If you arrange the notes d, e, g, a, b in a circle and then draw the connecting lines from G via D, A, E to B, you get a pentagram with the note A at its head (apex). The note a is obviously of central importance within the 5 pentatonic tones.

This becomes even clearer if you place these notes in the closest position and then examine the tone steps (intervals) from A. From A, the intervals are mirrored: downwards a major second, then a minor third; also upwards: first a major second, then a minor third. The intervals are only mirrored from note A; no interval mirroring occurs from any of the other notes. Against the background of this phenomenon, one can come to the conclusion that tone A has a special significance within the 5 pentatonic tones.

Rudolf Steiner assigned all seven tones to the different planets. He thus assigned 

  • the tone E to Jupiter
  • the tone G to Saturn 
  • the tone A to the sun 
  • the tone H to the moon 
  • the tone D to Mercury 

The five pentatonic tones e,g,a,h,d are apparently a solar scale with the solar tone A at its center.

Its particular significance in our planetary system is central to our planetary system.
This brings us closer to the question of why Rudolf Steiner suggests these tones in particular for young children.

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