Pitch and Tuning

Pitch and Tuning for Traditional Simple System Flutes

Our Simple System Traditional Flutes are tuned to modern concert pitch and have the note “a” above “middle c” pitched at a frequency of 440Hz. The tuning, or temperament, of the flutes are normally set to the historic tuning Werkmeister 3 set for the key of D, which will be more in tune for the keys of D and G and their relative minor keys. If preferred, flutes can be ordered with an equal temperament tuning if players are, for instance, likely to be playing with other equally tempered keyboard instruments such as accordions and melodeons. But if you are playing solo or in a general session of mixed instruments, then our standard “Werkmeister” tuning will suit better.