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The flute was an important part of these groupings. By 1600, plucked and bowed instruments were combined with flute in mixed consort music. During this period, Italian and Netherlands flute makers experimented with the size of the flute's bore, added an E flat tone hole and divided the flute into sections that made storage and travel easier.

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The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones.

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Flute: Flute, wind instrument in which the sound is produced by a stream of air directed against a sharp edge, upon which the air breaks up into eddies that alternate regularly above and below the edge, setting into vibration the air enclosed in the flute. Learn more about flutes in this article.

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The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments of all and is regarded as the first ever wind instrument. It has been in use at least since the Stone Age. Flute playing has a particularly long tradition in the Orient.

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While the term "flute" refers to a broad number of instruments which are found in many different cultures, we will be exploring the history of our modern flute. There are many names for this special kind of flute. These names include: cross flute, German flute, transverse flute and flauto traverso.

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Timeline of Flute History. Ancient Flute. 300 B.C. - Artwork containing pictures of flutes proves evidence of horizontally held instruments being played in western Europe, Asia, and the middle east. These flutes were nothing more than hollowed out bones or sticks with an embouchure hole. These flutes were used for hunting and magical rituals.

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The history of the flute and flute-playing. Includes information about players, makers, composers, and instruments of the past 800 years. Text articles, pictures, and a catalog of books and CDs.

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The history of the flute and flute-playing. Includes information about players, makers, composers, and instruments of the past 800 years. Text articles, pictures, and a catalog of books and CDs.

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Brief Flute History Prehistoric Flutes. The earliest known handcrafted musical instrument has recently (2009) been found in the Hohle Fels cave, located in southwestern Germany in an area known as Swabia. The nearly complete flute was hollowed from the bone of a griffon vulture, measured 21.8 cm (ca. 8 1/2 in.) long, and had five finger holes ...

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The flute is the earliest instrument that we have archaeologically found that dates to Paleolithic times, more than 35,000 years ago. The flute belongs to the woodwind instruments, but unlike other woodwinds that use reeds, the flute is reedless and produces its sounds from the flow of air across an opening.