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The concept of the Mini emerged from the desire to have an instrument that would be closer to what we see as the original intention of the piccolo: a miniature flute.
Traditionally, flutes are made with a cylindrical bore profile on the body and tapered headjoint, while piccolos are made essentially the opposite way -
The Nagahara Mini was created with a slight taper on the headjoint and an enlarged cylindrical body, allowing it to play more like a flute. The innovative B-
Additionally, Kanichi Nagahara developed a new scale for the Mini including an increase in the diameter of the tonehole size making them more than twice as big as those found on a traditional Piccolo. The extra ventilation expands the possibilities of musical expression, offering a wider range of dynamic contrast and broader tone color palette.
A new milestone in the history of the flute has been reached with the creation of the Mini. Join us in this great adventure and make a big difference with a Nagahara Mini!