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  Flute World
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At age 20 (1779) he was performing in Paris as a soloist and with various orchestras and ensembles on both flute and bassoon.
Among Devienne's contributions was an important flute method of the day, Methode de Flute Theoretique et Practique.
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  Flute Acoustics
Introduction to flute acoustics is just that, and a good place to start.
We have measured these on several types of flute, for standard fingerings, some non-standard and some multiphonics.
This research is supported by the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council for the Arts and The University of New South Wales, as well as flute maker Mark O'Connor of The Woodwind Group, classical flute maker Terry McGee, and flutists Geoffrey Collins and Jane Cavanagh.
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  Flute - MSN Encarta
Flute, tubular or sometimes globular musical instrument enclosing air that is set in vibration when the player's breath is directed against the sharp edge of the hole.
In transverse, or horizontally, held flutes, such as the Western orchestral flute and the Chinese di, the mouth hole, or embouchure, is cut into the side of the tube.
In duct flutes, such as the end-blown penny whistle and the recorder and the police whistle and ocarina, a mouthpiece channels the breath against the edge of a sound hole.
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 Flute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In non-fipple flutes, especially the concert flute and piccolo, the player must form and direct the stream with his or her lips, which is called an embouchure.
However, some flutes, such as the recorder, tin whistle, whistle, fujara, and ocarina have a duct that directs the air onto the edge (an arrangement that is termed a "fipple").
Less commonly seen flutes include the treble flute in G, pitched one octave higher than the alto flute; the soprano flute, between the treble and concert; and the tenor flute or flûte d'amour in B flat or A, pitched between the concert and alto.
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 FLUTE - LoveToKnow Article on FLUTE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bore of the early flute with six finger-holes was invariably cylindrical throughout, but towards the end of the i7th century a modification took place, the head joint alone remaining cylindrical while the rest of the bore assumed the form of a cone having its smallest diameter at the open end of the tube.
The depth of the flute also varies; in the Propylaea at Athens the radius is equal to the width of the flute and the flute is segmental.
Fluting is sometimes introduced into capitals, as in the tomb of ~sIylasa, and in friezes, as in the theatre at Cnidos, the Incantada at Salonica, and a doorway at Patara.
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Sound is produced from a flute by blowing onto a sharp edge, causing air enclosed in a tube to vibrate.
The lower notes of a flute are obtained by opening holes in the side of the instrument to shorten the air column, raising the fundamental frequency of the open air column.
The flute is overblown to its second or third harmonic by a combination of increasing the airstream velocity and "rolling in" to decrease the gap between the players lips and the edge.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/flute.html   (809 words)

A flute is an aerophone that is played by blowing air across a sharp edge in the mouthpiece of the instrument.
The flute family is a large family of instruments that includes widely-recognized instruments such as the orchestral flute and piccolo, panpipes, and recorders, as well as unusual instruments such as nose flutes and ocarinas.
The two major families of flutes are the blow hole aerophones, in which the mouth must direct the air stream toward one edge of a blow hole, and the whistle mouthpiece aerophones, in which the player blows into a whistle-type mouthpiece that directs the air toward a sharp edge.
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 A Guide to the Irish Flute : An Interview with Eamonn Cotter
One flute player I was very influenced by was Paddy Carty, because Paddy played that kind of legato style; maybe in sessions he played differently, but on his recording with Mick O'Connor on the banjo he plays a melodic style and I was very much taken by that.
The flute is one of the few instruments where you have total control over the quality of the tone of the instrument.
The wooden flute is a completely different instrument: it needs to be played with more energy, it doesn't respond as easily as the Boehm system metal flute, and you just need more power, you have to drive it out a bit more.
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 Flute World Co. - America's Flute Specialty House   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also refered to as flute in G, it is in all respects a larger type of the ordinary C flute.
Aurumite consists of a flute tube where 14k rose gold is placed on the inside of the tube and fused to an outer layer of sterling silver.
Also known as an open hole flute, it is a flute with venting holes at the center of the A,G,F,E, and D keys.
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 Intro to Flute
The flute is made of three pieces that fit together; the head joint, the body and the foot joint.
Flute is the only woodwind instrument where sound is made directly from the players lips and mouth, and does not require a reed to produce vibration.
Flutes are very important in band and orchestra because a lot of the time they play the melody, which is the most important part of a song.
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 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Flute & Piccolo
Flute are usually made of silver or silver alloy, but can also be made of gold or even platinum.
The alto flute is a larger flute that plays five notes lower, in F. Sound is produced by blowing across the tone hole of the flute, like blowing across the top of a bottle.
The early history of the flute is largely unknown, but most historians agree that it is one of othe oldest musical instruments and that it orginiated somewhere in Central Asia.
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 Instrumentally Speaking ... The Flute ... Vienna Online Ezine
The Flute is a tubular wind instrument in which sound is produced by a stream of air directed against a sharp edge, upon which the air breaks into eddies that alternate regularly above and below the edge, setting into vibration the air enclosed.
In transverse flutes, such as the Western orchestral flute and the Chinese di, the mouth hole is cut into the side of the tube.
In 1847, he patented his cylindrical bore flute with a parabolic head, it is the model in widest use in the 20th century.
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 The New York Philharmonic Kidzone! - Instrument Storage Room - Flute
The orchestral flute is a "transverse" or horizontally held flute and the player blows across the opening just the way you can blow across the top of a bottle to make a tone.
Side-blown flutes begin to show up in paintings and manuscripts in the 1300s, but their use did not become widespread until the 16th century.
It is traditionally made of a silver alloy, but some flute players prefer to have part of their flute made of gold or even platinum, for superior tone.
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 flute. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In the transverse flute, the principal orchestral flute today, the edge is on the mouth hole on the side of the instrument, over which the player blows.
The transverse flute is also an extremely old instrument, universal in ancient and primitive cultures; it was known in Europe by the 9th cent.
During the baroque period both the recorder and the transverse flute were used in the orchestra, the latter by Lully in 1672.
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 Woodwind Central - Flute Info
The word flute was used indiscriminately to denote both types during medieval times, but in the baroque period flute or flauto specifically meant the end-blown recorder.
The modern flute is descended from the German (transverse) flute.
The great flute virtuoso of the Bavarian Court Orchestra, Theobald Boehm, used an eight key flute, but revolutionized the instrument in 1832 with his 'ring key' system.
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Flutes are instruments of a long history, but this flute came to Europe from the East in the 12th century.
Throughout the middle ages, the flute was most commonly associated with the military but by the mid 1600’s it had become a very important instrument of the opera and court orchestra.
Flutes, however, are not at all limited to the orchestra.
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6, (flute, clarinet, and piano); Debussy, Petite Pièce and Première Rhapsodie (clarinet and piano); Syrinx (solo flute); Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, (flute, clarinet and piano; trans Webster); Georges Bizet, Jeux d'enfants, (flute/piccolo, clarinet, and piano; trans Webster).
Duos for Flute and Clarinet (with Gregory Dufford clarinet), Sonata for Flute and Piano Op.
47 with François Meyer oboe; André Jolivet Sonatine for flute and clarinet; and Maurice Emmanuel Sonate Op.
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 OUR STORY | Flute History
The flute, the oldest known wind instrument, dates back to the 9th century B.C. Today, the flute is an integral part of almost every type of music, from classical to contemporary to jazz.
While the term "flute" refers to a broad number of instruments which are found in many different cultures, we will be exploring the history of our modern flute.
This conical flute of 1832 was gradually accepted by the most important players of the time, and by 1843 Boehm had licensed flutemakers in London and Paris to manufacture this new instrument.
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Flutes are some of the highest instruments in the orchestra, and they are very good at playing fast, detailed music.
Flutes break down into three parts -- and piccolos into two parts -- that Tiffany must put together before she can play.
In stories and legends, flutes often have magical properties - like the flute played by "The Pied Piper of Hamelin." In this story, a flutist puts all the kids in town into a trance with his beautiful playing, and leads them around wherever he wants.
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In this photograph the flute keys are having pad mounts welded in the center.
Here in the polishing room the flutes are polished after all the posts have been soldiered on.
This is the flute and saxophone assembly area.
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 Renaissance Flute
The transverse flute was called the "flute de allemagne" in France, the "fiffaro" in Italy, and the "Querflote" or "Zwerchpfeife" in Germany.
This flute was usually stopped by a cork on one end, and contained six finger holes that were placed according to the anatomy of the hand, rather than by acoustical principles.
A fifth characteristic is that the ratio of the speaking length of a tenor instrument to the diameter of its bore lies between 30 and 33.
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 Flute :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Fiep the Flute sheet music and info.
The modern flute is made of ebony, grenadilla or an alloy of copper and silver.
The minimum age for learning to play the flute is approximately 10 years, depending on the strength and length of your arms.
Sheetmusic for flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba.
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 The Flute
The year the flute was made is estimated to be 900 BC and it came to Europe around 1200 AD.
The flute is sometimes called a woodwind and sometimes called a brass instrument.
It is related to the bouns pipe, the di, the fife, piccolo, the nose flute, recorder, and the nightingale.
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 Neanderthal Flute
However, the flute, because it was found connected to being used in the cave camp-site, was probably not a throw-away (one they made but didn't like) but was one which played acceptable sounds in a scale for them.
The Neanderthal flute could be flipped over, thereby running the distances between holes the opposite way, and the patterns would run the opposite way and differently.
As most flutes need 10-15% less actual length to account for the operating air-column (which extends out past the escape end of the flute), then the range for length would be 36-39cm of bone based on dimension "Q" being correct.
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