What is flute?


The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. 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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Some articles on flute:

Flute, Viola And Harp - Works For Flute, Viola and Harp
... For standard flute, viola and harp unless otherwise noted Composer Title Publisher Selman Ada (b.1953) 2 Konser Prelüdü (2 Concert Preludes) (2002) Strube Verlag Samuel Adler (b.1928) Triolet (1989 ... Publicacions Jan Bach (b.1937) Five Penny Poems for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola and harp (2005) Meadow Music words by Penny Walker Bosselmann Gary Bachlund (b.1947. 10 for alto flute, viola, and harp (1977) Donemus Sándor Balassa (b.1935) Fűzérke (Little Garland), Op ...
Tom Keenlyside - Biography
... He started to play the flute at the age of 15 ... In the 1970s, Keenlyside played flute and trombone with the band Sunshyne during which time he began to play saxophone ... Keenlyside earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Flute Major) from the University of British Columbia before embarking on an extensive tours and recording ...
First Light (Freddie Hubbard Album) - Personnel
... guitar Airto Moreira percussion Herbie Hancock fender rhodes Phil Kraus vibraphone Hubert Laws flute Wally Kane flute, bassoon George Marge flute, clarinet Romeo Penque flute, English horn ...
James Strauss (flutist) - Biography
... began taking violin lessons from his father when he was 4 years old, but switched to the flute a few years later ... Concurrently he studied Flute with Jean-Pierre Rampal ... His career as a flute soloist started in 1991 with his performance with the Festival Orchestra of the 23rd Music Festival in Campos do Jordão, conducted by Júlio Medaglia ...
James Strauss (flutist) - Flute
... His 14-carat gold flute was made by the Powell Flutes team. ...

More definitions of "flute":

  • (noun): A groove or furrow in cloth etc especially the shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column.
    Synonyms: fluting
  • (verb): Form flutes in.
  • (noun): A high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown.
    Synonyms: transverse flute

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    In the County Tyrone, in the town of Dungannon,
    —Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 1)

    And this mighty master of the organ of language, who knew its every stop and pipe, who could awaken at will the thin silver tones of its slenderest reeds or the solemn cadence of its deepest thunder, who could make it sing like a flute or roar like a cataract, he was born into a country without literature.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    blow as he would, though it made a great noise,
    The flute would play only ‘The Protestant Boys’.
    —Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 23–24)