I am typing this to tell everyone involved at S.B.F. how much I enjoy my walking stick flute. It arrived about a week and a half ago and I already can play the scale and all the songs in the booklet despite never touching, let alone playing, any wood wind instrument in my life! Its sound is great, and thank you for producing such a quality product at an affordable price and making it easy for DIY beginners to learn. I will continue to play and walk with it till I need a replacement in which I will be returning to S.B.F. for all my musical/bamboo needs.