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Home | Encylopaedia | Instruments | Flute

Flute

Ancient wind instrument originally made of wood but now most commonly of metal, especially slver.

The sound is usually produced by blowing across the hole but whistle mouthpieces were also used. Until the early 19th century the flute was conical but is now cylindrical, and stopped at one end.



Flute




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