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Scott August
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New Age - Native American (Flute)

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 Prince_Podcast_0118 (Scott August_Native American_Best_07_by Prince) -  Desert Light        

                Scott August = 美洲原住民音乐大赏得主及三次被提名人

Track List: 

01_Scott August (Distant Spirits_07)_Thirst                         (00:00 > 05:18)

02_Scott August (New Fire_01)_Heart Of The Sky                (05:18 > 10:44)

03_Scott August (Sacred Dreams_04)_Saguaro Sunrise       (10:44 > 14:24)

04_Scott August (New Fire_05)_New Fire                            (14:24 > 19:26)

05_Scott August (Distant Spirits_02)_Ancient Trails             (19:26 > 24:53)

06_Scott August (New Fire_02)_Mockingbird Canyon           (24:53 > 30:12)

07_Scott August (Sacred Dreams_12)_A Clear Day              (30:12 > 38:16)

08_Scott August (Distant Spirits_03)_Desert Light                (38:16 > 43:46)

09_Scott August (Lost Canyons_11)_Twilight Canyon           (43:46 > 49:35)

10_Scott August (New Fire_04)_Ravens & Redtails              (49:35 > 53:53)

11_Scott August (Sacred Dreams_06)_Voices                     (53:53 > 58:50)

12_Scott August (Distant Spirits_10)_Visions                      (58:50 > 64:28)

13_Scott August (New Fire_10)_Ancient Memories              (64:28 > 70:25)

14_Scott August (Sacred Dreams_11)_Canyon Deams        (70:25 > 75:30)

15_Scott August (New Fire_08)_Sombra de la Luna             (75:30 > 81:20)

16_Scott August (Lost Canyons_08)_Lost Canyons             (81:20 > 89:55)

---------------Total Time: 89:55




Prince's best selection from following 4 cds:  

(01) Scott August (Distant Spirits) 2001
(02) Scott August (Lost Canyons) 2007
(03) Scott August (New Fire) 2005
(04) Scott August (Sacred Dreams) 2003








About Scott August   (USA)    (  )

            Native American Music Award winner and three time nominee

           美洲原住民音乐大赏得主 (Sacred Dreams - 2003) 及三次被提名人

Native American Music Award winner and three time nominee, Scott August currently has four recordings:
Distant Spirits; Sacred Dreams; New Fire; Lost Canyons and Radiant Sky, plus a DVD, Ancient Light, all which can be found at his web site

官方网站  (Official Web)  = 
                (Cedar Mesa Music. The official website of Scott August)

 非官方网站  (Non-Official Web)   Spirit Voyage Music


Native American Music Award winner, and three time nominee, Scott August is a nationally acclaimed composer, producer, keyboardist and Native American flute player know for his forays into World Music.

His music has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio shows “Hearts of Space” and “Echoes” as well as receiving airplay on the the digital networks XM, Sirius and DirecTV.

One of the nation’s most influential Native American flute players, August was a headline performer at the 2006 and 2007 Zion Canyon Flute Festival as well as the 2008 and 2009 Yosemite Flute Festival. He is known for both his award winning music and knowledge of the Native American flute. In July 2005 he opened for Dr. Wayne Dyer at the International New Age Trade Show and he was a musical guest at the 2005 TED conference.

Echoes radio says "August has always been a cut or two above most native flute players... He layers guitars, keyboards and all kinds of percussion into his compositions, moving from world fusion to airy ambiences."

August has also composed music and sound design for hundreds of films, commercials and video projects, for clients such as NASA, The Discovery Channel, Lexus, Chevrolet, HBO, Nabisco, and Minolta. The Los Angeles Times has called his music "shimmering and luminous."

August began his musical training on cello and piano, and became interested in world music when he was given as African kalimba at age 10. He discovered Native American flutes in 1996 during a trip to the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. Its haunting sound captivated him, and he soon began adding native flutes to his recordings. He founded Cedar Mesa Music in 2001.

August currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. USA






August's fourth CD, includes the newly rediscovered, ancient Anasazi (Pueblo) flute to his palette of Native American flutes. Lost for over a thousand years these mysterious instruments come to life with August's unique blend of Anasazi and Native American flutes, native percussion and world instruments. Lost Canyons was chosen by the syndicated radio show Echoes as their Dec 2007 "CD of the Month" saying "August sets [the Native flute] in a vibrant global landscape...and lets it drift into ambient space. Lost Canyons is a place you won't mind losing your map".

On his third CD, NEW FIRE  (2005)

August adds Aztec drums, African kalimbas, Indonesian gamelans, Australian didgeridoos and Mayan double flutes to his mixture of Native American flutes, guitars, pianos and evocative textures. Voice of the Wind wrote: "Engaging, rhythmic, and often mystical moments that captivate and mesmerized the listener." New Fire was nominated for both a Native American Music Award and won a 2006 Indian Summer Music Award.

August's Native American Music Award winning CD SACRED DREAMS,
features quiet solos on Native American flutes from North American and clay flutes from Meso America, along with natural sounds of the southwest and native vocals. Voice of the Wind magazine said "August captures the Southwest perfectly."

His first album, DISTANT SPIRITS  (2001)
was nominated for a 2002 Native American Music Award. New Age Retailer Magazine wrote of its distinctive blend of Native American flutes, piano, guitars, and world percussion that “Distant Spirits provides an excellent accompaniment for meditation or yoga, and it is transporting music for simple relaxation and quiet listening. ...[a] gorgeous album”

combines his stunning photography and award winning music from his first three recordings for an enchanting exploration of the American Southwest. Viewer can visit popular destinations like Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Canyonlands National Parks and the hidden, unknown treasures of the mystical lands of the Southwest set to August’s tranquil and enthralling music. Ancient Light is scheduled for airplay on selected PBS affiliates for summer 2008.






About the Native American Flute  - by Scott August
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                      Construction of the Native American Flute


The Native American flutes that Scott August plays on his recordings is, like the European recorder, a "fipple" flute. Almost every culture in the world has simple one chamber "fipple" flutes.

The Native American flute, however, is not one chamber., but two Its tube is divided into two sections by a wall or Stop. Breath from the player enters the first section, the high pressure Wind Chamber.

From there the air is forced through a Flue between the Stop and the ornamental Block. As it exits the flue it crosses a small, usually square, hole.

The far side of this hole is called the Fipple. When the air stream hits the Fipple, it is split in two, which causes it to vibrate.

This vibrating column of air then enters the second section of the tube, the Sound Chamber.

The player, by covering and uncovering the Tone or Finger Holes in the Sound Chamber, controls the length of the tube, which determines the pitch that is played.

Most modern Native American flutes are tuned to a specific pentatonic minor key and can only play the notes in that key. To play in another key you need another flute. Native American flutes come in many lengths and bore [the tube] sizes.

They are made of different woods but cedar is the most common. Below are some photos and audio samples of different styles of flutes.

Here are a few examples of modern Native American flutes.

A Wind's Song flute in the key of G
Listen to this flute
Read more about this flute

A Moonlight Creek flute in the key of G
Listen to this flute
Read more about this flute


A Yazzie flute in the key of F#
Listen to this flute
Read more about this flute

Click here for more Samples

Traditional and Modern use

Tradition has it that the Native American flute was primarily a courting instrument. A young man would make a flute, set himself off from the group he was with and play a song that he and his beloved knew. She would hear this and understand his intentions. Once he and his beloved were joined together, he would throw away the flute never to play one again.

Other traditions among the Plains nations held that a tribe could be identified from a distance by the sound and songs that a member of the tribe played as they traveled. There are many other traditions, some of which are very contradictory.

The lack of verified history can be traced to the early twentieth century when Native American children where taken from their homes and placed in "Indian Schools". Once there, they were prohibited from speaking their native language, performing rituals and wearing their traditional clothes. This forced abandonment stopped the flow of Native American oral history with its traditions, rituals and culture.

The Native American flute tradition died out and was soon viewed by many young native peoples as "un-cool", or worse, as an unwanted native icon. A few players persisted, and in the 1960s, thanks to the interest of people like Dr. Richard Payne, an avid collector, historian and author, the flute began a renaissance. Then in the mid-eighties, the Native American flute entered the New Age market and interest in it has been increasing ever since among both native and non-native Americans.

In native culture, songs are owned by the songwriter and are not played by others unless "gifted" to them. Many non-native people find these traditional songs "foreign" sounding, not unlike most music from non-western cultures. Historically designed flutes do not fit into western tuning and scales, but rather the personal scales of the maker. Measurements were traditionally based on the size of the maker's hand, finger or thumb.

Today the music of the Native American flute is blended with western instruments, in western scales. The sounds of Native American flutes can be heard in rock bands, jazz quartets, symphonic concertos, New Age music and mixed in with instruments from around the world. Its main appeal, however, remains as a solo instrument, with its very personal, soulful , haunting and emotional sound.

Including the Anasazi Flute
- Lost of a thousand years

The origins of the Native American flute are hazy and full of mystery. Bone whistles dating from Basketmaker times (B.C.300 - A.D. 300 ) have been found in northeastern Arizona, and bone flutes of the Pueblo I era (A.D. 800-900) were also unearthed in the Anasazi area.

However, since most prehistoric flutes were made of plant material, i.e. river cane and wood, they have long since disappeared due to decay. A few examples, however, have been discovered.

A set of four end-blown flutes made of Box Elder and dating to 625 AD were discovered by Earl Morris, in a cave in northeastern New Mexico, and similar flutes were found in Canyon de Chelly and the Verde Valley.

They are commonly called Anasazi flutes after the prehistoric cultures that once lived in the area, popularly called Anasazi, but flutes similar in construction have been found throughout the Americas. These flutes were much different than the Native American Flutes of today. The sound is produced with the lips, not unlike a modern Silver Orchestral flute, but blown at the end. This is Kokopelli's flute!

Listen to a Sample of a modern recreation of this flute

Find out more about these flutes

Learn how to play the Anasazi flute

Other indigenous North American end-blown flutes include the Mojave flute

and the modern Mojave-6 flute

These finds have lead many scholars to believe that the Native American flute originated in the American Southwest and then made its way north toward Utah.

However there is growing evidence that pre European contact Native Americans were playing flutes throughout all of North America. Early explorers in what is now Virginia, noted many encounters with Native Americans playing flutes.

George Percy, three time supreme commander of the early Virginia colony and Capt. John Smith, of Pocahontas fame, both wrote of flutes " made of Reed." Smith wrote in 1607 that "For their musicke they use a thicke cane, of which they pipe as a Recorder"

Pedro de Castaneda a member of the exploration of what is now Arizona and New Mexico by Coronado in 1540-1542 make several references to flutes in his journal. He writes of the explorers being greeted "with drums and pipes something like a flute, of which they have a great many."

We don't know what these flutes look like as none of the Europeans that wrote about them sketched drawings of them.

The so called Anasazi flutes found in the American southwest have been dated from AD 625 to AD 1270, indicating a very long use. Even as recently as 1900 the Hopis, who have a long tradition with flutes dating back hundreds of years with their flute clan and flute ceremonies, were playing a flute very similar to the Anasazi style flute, with the exception of one finger hole missing.

Yet even though the Anasazi end-blown flutes were being played for over 1500 years, the modern Native American flute, as we shall see below, is more like a European Recorder. How this change in design came about is a complete mystery.

The modern Native American flute first appeared in photos in southern Utah in the 1850s among the Ute tribe. One theory holds that from Utah, this more modern flute moved south into the area of Taos pueblo, which has a long history with the instrument. It then continued south to the now abandoned pueblo of Pecos, east of present day Santa Fe.

Until the late nineteenth century Pecos was a major trading post between the peoples of the Pueblos and the Plains. Once there, it quickly migrated into the Plains. It is the Plains version of this flute that has become synonymous with the Native American flute of today.

This theory however, does not tell us how the modern "Recorder-like" Native American flute developed from the end-blown Anasazi flute. One theory is that recorders and fifes were taken as spoils of battles with Europeans.

These instruments were then copied, but with changes reflecting the materials of the maker. Another theory is that Native Americans worked with organ makers. The pipes of a Pipe Organ have much in common with Recorders and Native American flutes. None of these theories however have been proven. The mystery remains hidden even today.

Meso American flutes

In addition to Native American flutes from what is now the United States, there are also flutes from Meso American: Mexico and Central America. These flutes are similar to Native American flutes, in that they are both fipple flutes, but are also some notable differences.

The most obvious difference is that Meso American flutes are traditionally made of Clay or river cane. Rarely wood. Tradition holds that clay flutes embody the four sacred elements of life: Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. Earth is mixed with water to make the clay, which is then fired in a kiln. Finally the player's breath is the wind.

Another difference between Native American flutes and Meso American flutes is that Meso American flute lack the Wind Chamber. The player blows directly into the Flue. This is also how Tin whistles, Penny whistles and recorders work.

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