12 Interesting Facts About The Flute you Might not Know

Whether you’re an experienced flautist, or a beginner just starting out, there is always more you can learn about your instrument. Did you know, for example, that the flute is probably the oldest instrument in the world? This article will take you through some fantastic fun facts all about the flute family. This could be a …

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A Brief History of the Flute: It’s Origins and Evolution

Don’t be fooled by the sophistication of the modern concert flute, with its keys, springs and complex mechanism. The flute is not merely a product of modern acoustic engineering, it is an ancient, in fact pre-historic instrument, dating from the stone age and one that many historians believe could be among the first musical instruments ever …

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How to Clean a Flute: A Step by Step Guide

If you’re learning the flute, then this article is a must read. There are so many different parts to clean and it’s easy to miss something. I know because I’ve been playing for years and still struggle with cleaning my own flutes. Most wind instruments contain numerous nooks and crannies where dust, mold and bacteria …

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A Guide To The Different Parts Of A Flute

Described in the dictionary as ‘a wind instrument made from a tube with holes that are stopped by fingers or keys’, the flute began its life some 60,000 years ago as a simple instrument, played around the fire by neanderthal man. But nowadays, the modern flute now has some 120 different parts, ranging from tiny …

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How To Put Together A Flute: Beginner’s Guide

As the only orchestral woodwind instrument without a reed, the flute may look simple to put together. When you open that case for the first time, you will see three shiny pieces, gleaming back at you. Putting them together must be obvious right? Not necessarily! There are a few pitfalls to look out for and some tips which will …

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