Tuesday, October 27, 2009



The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind group. 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.

Categories of flute

In its most basic form, a flute can be an open tube which is blown like a bottle. There are several broad classes of flutes. With most flutes, the musician blows directly across the edge of the mouthpiece.

Another division is between side-blown flutes, such as the Western concert flute, piccolo, fife, daze, and bansuri; and end-blown flutes, such as the ney, xiao, kaval, danso, shakuhachi, Anasazi flute, and quena.
The Western concert flutes
The Indian bamboo flute
Chinese flute
Japanese flute


Fernand Yim said...

Hi there Pathma Abeysingha,

I would like to thank you for your message. I just followed you in Friends Connect. I hope we could really be friends.

I like flute because I play a bamboo flute. I like the sound of the flute because it is romantic and very passionate like violins.

Hope to hear more from you anytime soon.

Take care.