The bottom line is that the cane flute was so good, I felt at completely at ease ordering the walking stick flute. As I mentioned before, I'm no musician. The best I can do is three Christmas songs on a recorder (and most of five or six more Christmas songs). On a recent outing with friends, the walking stick flute held me up nicely during the "stare at the campfire" portion of the evening. The Civil War came up as a subject and I figured it might be fun to try playing Amazing Grace for effect. The music was critiqued as sounding beautiful, by a rock musician who doesn't normally use words like beautiful. But the fire, the subject (U.S. Civil War), and not my playing but the deep, warm sound of the flute, moved him during our little history lesson.