Types of Flutes

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The Historical Flute

The modern flute has had a very long history. The flute is the oldest instrument in the world. It started out very simple, usually wood or bone with holes that were coverd by the musicians fingers and were played vertically. Transverse flutes, played horizontally, didn't show up until around 200 B.C. For even more historical information about the flute, check out "Flutes In History," written by PPFC member, DeLyn, for US Represented. You will find detailed information about early and modern flutes as well as wonderful pictures!

 

 

Flutes in History