Name of Instrument:
How to Play:
The musician, or flutist, blows air into the edge of the instrument, changing the pitch
of the sound by opening/closing the holes using his/her fingers.
There are numerous types of flutes that are played differently. Some of these are:Side blown flutes - piccolo, fife, bansuri
End-blown flutes - recorder, ney, kaval, quena, shakuhachi, tonette
Commonly known flutes include the piccolo, concert flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute. Less known flutes include the treble flute, soprano, tenor, sub-bass and octobass flute.
First known Flutes:
Archaelogists have discovered in Slovenia an ancient flute made from the bones of a cave bear dating back around 50,000 years ago.
Among the well-known flutists are:
Classical Flute Players - Julius Baker, William Bennett, Theobald Boehm, James Galway, Kieko Hashiguchi, Hans-Martin Linde, Marcel Moyse, Jean Pierre Rampal, Henrik Wiese to name a few.Jazz Flute Players - George Adams, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Eric Dolphy, Pannalal Ghosh, Paul Horn, Herbie Mann, Jeremy Steig, to name a few.