Inexpensive high D flutes for practicing?
I’m just getting going on the D flute and am loving it. I would like to get a inexpensive (read ‘cheap’) high D flute/fife to carry around and noodle around on when I’m out and about and can’t carry my flute. Are there any inexpensive high D flutes out there? Do you all have any suggestions on where to find one? I’ve tried the usual suspects and have searched online extensively. All I can find are cheap fifes in B-flat or C. The D models are rather expensive. I did find a Yamaha 8-hole fife in C on Amazon and it was only $9US. But I’d really like a six-hole model so I’m not learning new fingerings. And I really want one in D so that I don’t have to transpose. I did enough of that as a horn player!
Mind you, this is something to throw in my bag and pull out on my lunch break and the like. Doesn’t have to be fancy. Durable and cheap are what I’m after.
Are there any suggestions?