Relaxing Music On YouTube Native American Flute Music

Relaxing Music On YouTube

Native American Flute Music

YouTube is becoming a leading source for information and music in the world. Begin typing in relaxing music and suggestions appear and from there you can be days, weeks exploring. On YouTube, Native American flute music is becoming increasingly popular and visible. Selections range from early recordings to modern concerts featuring the flute with metal bands such as Nightwish.YouTube search playlist for Native American flute screenshot

A few years ago, I could have been considered as a traditional style fan of the North American flute. I listened to more of the music with only the flute, perhaps with songbirds or other natural sounds. Gradually I have looked at New Age type music incorporating the flute and have found a new world. Artist today are pushing the boundaries and yet are paying attention and respect to the past.

“Native American flutes were traditionally crafted of a wide range of materials, including wood (cedar, juniper, walnut, cherry, and redwood are common),bamboo, and river cane. Flute makers from indigenous cultures would often use anything that could be converted or made into a long hollow barrel, such as old gun barrels. Contemporary Native American flutes continue to use these materials, as well as plastics, ceramic, glass, and more exotic hardwoods such as ebony, padauk, and teak.” (Source: Wikipedia)

 

R Carlos Nakai

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Nakai began playing the traditional Native American flute in the early 1980s and released more than 50 albums in his career. Nakai has earned two gold records for “Canyon Trilogy” and “Earth Spirit” and has received eleven GRAMMY nominations in four different categories and earned an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award. (R Carlos Nakai website)

November 4 – Tucson, AZ – 2PM Tucson Estates Community Center with R. Carlos Nakai Quartet Private Event

November 11 – Phoenix, AZ – 10-12PM Steele Indian School Park Solo and with AZ Territorial Band Free event in honor of WWI Indian Vets

R. Carlos Nakai, Native American Flute musician

The Best Of Carlos Nakai Songs Carlos Nakai Greatest Hits Playlist 2017

Photo: By Hugo Ramos from Lisbon, Portugal – Image on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

John Two-Hawks

John Two-Hawks has earned GRAMMY® and Emmy* nominations, Platinum Awards, been featured in movies by Fox Searchlight, films by HBO, and programs by The History Channel. John Two-Hawks is a veteran recording artist with over two dozen album releases to his credit and counting. (John Two-Hawks website)

John Two-Hawks Native American Flute musician

 

Night of the Soul – from Beautiful World by John Two-Hawks

 

 

 

 

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Jay Red Eagle

Jay Red Eagle is a Native American flutist and enrolled member of Cherokee Nation. He won two Music Awards in 2006: Best Native American Artist of the Year and Native American Flutist of the Year. In 2007 Red Eagle was voted Flutist of the Year a second time. (Jay Red Eagle website)

Jay Red Eagle Native American Flute musician Cherokee Morning Song

Cherokee Morning Song

Andrew Vasquez

Andrew Vasquez is a member of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. He has long been known as an accomplished singer and dancer and in fact toured the world with the New York based American Indian Dance Theatre. Andrew doesn’t play what are considered traditional compositions, he approaches all of his songs with a well-defined reverence and respect. He considers all flute playing a cultural contribution, be it for ceremonies, harvest, prayer, love songs or even putting children to sleep. (Andrew Vasquez website)

Andrew Vasquez Native American Flute musician

Through My Eyes

 

Mary Youngblood

Two-Time GRAMMY Winner and EMMY Nominee Mary Youngblood, is the first Native American woman to have received a Grammy Award for “Best Native American Music Album” and the first Native American person to have won two Grammys which makes Mary one of the premiere Native American musicians in the country. (Mary Youngblood website)

Native American Flute musician Mary Youngblood

Within My Heart

 

Nightwish and John Two-Hawks

While this selection may not be considered relaxing music, it does feature Native American flute music. I found this while doing some research and had no idea of the type of music Nightwish performs. I started and stopped, restarted so many times that when I did begin from the start and listened straight thru, I was still blown away by the music and the power of this group coming together. Please take a few moments and practice your Mindful Listening meditation with Nightwish and John Two-Hawks. (Nightwish website)

Conclusion

YouTube and Native American flute music are matched perfectly with relaxing music. The videos are a great mix of traditional or still scenes and with the addition of concerts or of just the artist performing solo provides a visual escape that can help in relaxation and meditation.

If this is one of the first times you have heard the flute, please let me know your thoughts. And if a long time fan, any other artist I should be listening to?

Your comments/thoughts/questions are welcomed and I will get back to you as soon as possible…

Walking the Path of Peace,

Sanders

sanders@relaxationandmeditationmusic.com

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One thought on “Relaxing Music On YouTube Native American Flute Music

  1. Lane Onson

    October 9, 2018 at 12:38am

    You are absolutely right. Native Music is perfectly matched with relaxing music. I’m listening to Cherokee Morning Song right now. This is totally beautiful. Thank you for this as my family is constantly looking for relaxing music. You’d be surprised that it’s my teen sons that do the majority of the searches.

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 2:06am

      Hi Lane, Glad you enjoy Cherokee Morning Song. Jay Red Eagle has a lot of fantastic music out. My personal choice for relaxation is the Native American flute, the music seems to take me to a better place. And having teenagers to share it with makes it even better.
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  2. Dean Gunter

    October 9, 2018 at 1:03am

    Meditation is something that every one should partake in on a daily basis especially those who live are living in a frustrating and hectic environment.

    It clears the mind, taking away all the negative thoughts, frustrations and stresses. A great time to to this is in the morning as we create our day with what we think and how we feel, if we are feeling calm relaxed and peaceful, then that is how our day will become,

    The same goes for the opposite, if you feel angry, frustrated and stressed then more of that will be attracted to you.

    Thank you for sharing this article, have a great day and take care.

    Kind regards.

    Dean.

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 1:55am

      Hi Dean and thanks for commenting. Exactly right, Law of Attraction in play with getting what we are looking for. Start the day Positive, maintain thru the day and end with Positivity. Thank You!
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  3. Derval Watson

    October 9, 2018 at 2:24am

    Hello. I like the information given on meditation. I found it very informative. I was listening to the last video on the page and to me it kinda had a little alternative vibe to it but it was interesting to listen to.

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 2:42am

      Hello Derval,
      Glad I could share some information. And that video, Nightwish w/ John Two-Hawks might not be the most relaxing but I really enjoyed it. The mix of Metal/Techno/New Age and traditional flute caught me and had me from the start. Glad to share it with you!
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  4. marketa

    October 9, 2018 at 7:33am

    Hi Sanders,
    As always, thanks for the great article. I’ve recently been using Gregorian chants for relaxation purposes but will be looking into some of the suggestions you’ve made.

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 11:53pm

      Hi Marketa, Gregorian chants are good, sometimes I can listen for hours and sometimes just a few minutes can recharge me. I tend to mostly reach for instrumental music.
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  5. Christie

    October 9, 2018 at 11:00am

    Very good post. I love instrumental music and Native American flute music can be a very good de-stresser and a good way to just let go of the craziness of this world! But yes music has been therapeautic throughout the ages…I am reminded of how David in the Bible played the lyre for King Saul (I Samuel 16:23).

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 11:49pm

      Hello Christie, You know, I had not thought of David and Saul for a number of years but music has played a fundamental role in therapy for many years. And I understand that there are programs today that encourage the playing of the Native American flute as a part of their recovery programs. The music requires good breathing techniques that are themselves calming and soothing.
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  6. Holly Knudson

    October 9, 2018 at 2:12pm

    This is a great article on Native American flute music. I have listened to Mary Youngblood before and enjoy her music. I also enjoyed the video. Thanks for the awesome post!

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 11:58pm

      Hi Holly, Thank you for the kind words. Mary Youngblood has been described as the First Lady of the Flute and is a wonderful musician. She turns large and small gatherings into personal experiences for any lucky enough to be there.
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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  7. Brenda

    October 9, 2018 at 3:12pm

    I love this style of music. It is so hauntingly beautiful and soothing. I will have to try it for my son who hates to fall asleep! I always played classical music for him but maybe this will be a better fit! Great article!

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      Sanders Whitley

      October 9, 2018 at 11:43pm

      Hi Brenda,
      Great to hear you are going to broaden your son’s horizon with the Native American flute. I know that I have always relaxed and been able to fall asleep quicker and slept more soundly with this type of music.
      Walking the Path of Peace,
      Sanders

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