全球獨一無二 - Nagahara Mini 金笛音樂藝術有限公司現貨供應中
美國專利字號(US Patent #6,259,010 B1, #7,439,428 B1, #9,040,794 B1, #9,236,037 B1)
1. 與長笛同樣採直管管身內徑 - 低音域音質音量不受限,三個八度音準完整
2. 與長笛一樣能夠吹奏完整三個八度音域 - low B, 長笛曲目皆能演奏
3. 擴大的內管管徑以及音孔規格,加上特殊設計手工製作皮墊,賦予絕佳的音質與音量表現,以及更多的演奏張力。
4.三款笛頭吹嘴設計,全由設計者,製笛大師Kanichi Nagahara 親自操刀製作。外加有三種木質選項,完全符合職業與愛好者的個人選擇
5.猶如藝術品般設計加寬的G# key升G 鍵臂,讓演奏者能夠在吹奏升G顫音的時候,可直接由右手食指靈活替代左手小指來按
10.目前除短笛泰斗Nicola Mazzanti代言使用Nagahara Mini, 歐洲樂團短笛家逐漸普及使用外,國內職業樂團也已有二位使用吹奏者,北部音樂系學生也漸漸選購使用
11.總代理金笛音樂藝術有限公司除提供現貨及多量頭款選配外,在Nagahara Mini日後維修保養規格耗材上,更提供演奏者最佳的保障
The Nagahara Mini is a culmination of over 15 years of research and experimentation carried out by Kanichi Nagahara and his Staff. The creation of the Mini came from an idea to have an instrument that would be easier to transition to and from the flute with similar intonation tendencies, overall range and dynamic contrast. Thus, the design reverted back to what the piccolo was originally supposed to be: A miniature flute.

Traditionally, flutes are made with a cylindrical body shape and tapered headjoint while the piccolos are made with a conical headjoint and body shape tapering down towards the foot section. Although having a conical body on the piccolo allows for an almost instantly easy  tone production on the upper register, the lower register resulted to have a shallow sound quality  and the range was limited to reach only down  to d5. Also, the intonation tendencies on the piccolo are often opposite from the flute, making it difficult to control and adjust during ensemble playing (especially if the piccolo is not your main instrument). Additionally, the conical shape allows less amounts of air to go through the piccolo creating pressure which often stresses and tires the player's lips after long practice sessions (which can be deteriorating for the flute's embouchure). This has all been improved in the Mini!

The Mini was created with a cylindrical body shape and a slight taper on the headjoint. This allows the Mini to play more like a flute and also gave room to extend the lower range down to b4. A special feature included in the low b foot design is the closed low B mechanism which has the effect of using the gizmo key on a flute all the time for improved intonation and more ease of tone production in the upper register .

Due to the changes done to the body shape, Kanichi Nagahara developed a new scale for the Mini with a larger tonehole size  than those found in a traditional Piccolo. The placement of the toneholes also changed dramatically much like our Full Concert Model flute, ending up with a more comfortable hand position. These changes help improve the overall intonation of the Mini, making it closer to that of a flute's.  

As occasionally happens with wooden instruments, the wood may have some imperfections that can cause sealing problems with the pads.  To counteract this, the Mini comes with plastic inserts on all the toneholes. Not only do these plastic insert offer a better seal of the pads but also they play a big role on the enhanced resonance of the instrument.

A revolutionary  change and new milestone in the history of Nagahara flutes has been reached . Join us in this great adventure and make a big difference with a Nagahara Mini!