Flutes belong to the woodwind family of instruments as it used to be made of wood. However by the 20th century, flutes made of metal became more popular., Flutes along with piccolos are among the highest range woodwind instruments in a symphony orchestra. The flute is a versatile, beautiful-sounding instrument; it is also not too hard on the budget compared to other instruments and is quite easy to transport. Here are some tips if you're thinking of buying a flute.
- Profile of the Flute
- Types of Flutes
- Parts of the Flute
- Cleaning Your Flute
- Assembling Your Flute
- Flute Care Tips
This Day in Music History: 1979 - Music educator/conductor Nadia Boulanger died in Paris. Aside from Aaron Copland, some of her well-known students were Philip Glass, Qunicy Jones, Marc Blitzstein, Elliott Carter and Virgil Thomson.
Photo Courtesy of Marjolijn Curiere