The Fluta was a blow accordion made in the early 1900s by the German company Ch. Weiss. Like the Hohner Organette, it has a cylindrical body with ten melody keys. Each key gives two different notes, one by blowing and one by drawing, giving a three octave C major scale much like a 10-hole diatonic harmonica. Additionally there are two accompaniment keys - a chord key that gives a C major chord by blowing and a 7 chord by drawing, plus a bass key that gives a low C note and a low G note.
A Brief History of Mouth Blown Free Reed Instruments
What Is A Free Reed?
Origins Of The Free Reed
Eastern Free Reed Instruments
A Selective Discography Of Asian Free Reed Instruments
Western Free Reed Instruments
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