Choroi diatonic C-flute OctaMercurius
The Octa Flute is a newly designed diatonic flute in C without tone block. It uses German fingering, creates a slightly stronger tone than flutes with a tone block and has a very light articulation.
All the Choroi flutes are characterized by a warm, light, flexible tone. Compared with traditional instruments, the Choroi flutes possess a tone that sounds more like a voice than an instrument.
This unique tone quality leads to a corresponding style of play. A free outbreathing, rather than an active blowing, forms the foundation for the tone. The mouth and lip positions also contribute to the tone formation. The fingers gently touch the specially formed finger holes, which allow half-steps to be achieved naturally by half-covering the holes.