Many student flutes are made of a silver-plated metal like brass, and professional flutes are typically made from solid silver. Brass flutes are made from brass that is 70 percent copper and 30 percent zinc, and solid si... More »

A flute works by blowing air across the mouthpiece, which creates vibrations that make the sound. The musician makes different notes by covering the holes in the flute. More »

While it is not known when the flute was invented, in the Western culture, depictions of the flute date as far as the 10th century, according to FluteHistory.com. Theobald Boehm developed a modern version of the flute. More »

Most flutes have 16 key openings to cover an equal-tempered octave. Many modern flutes can reach a range of three octaves with anywhere from 16 to 20 openings to play. More »

Examples of woodwind instruments are bassoons, piccolos, flutes, clarinets, oboes, panpipes, recorders, flageolets and shawms. They get their name because they are aerophones, which make music through the vibration of ai... More »

Wind instruments include various items, such as flutes, trumpets, accordions and horns. Aerophone is the proper name for true wind instruments. More »

Trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, flutes, cornet, tubas and saxophones are some of the popular wind instruments. The instruments must be blown into a mouthpiece to get unique musical sound. All these devices contain a res... More »

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