Instrument Overview

picture of a flute

The flute is a member of the woodwind instrument family. Sound is produced by blowing across the top of the embouchure hole. The flute has several keys, which are operated by the player's left and right hands.

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Flute Facts

  • Instrument Family: Woodwind
  • Key: C (concert pitch) - sound matches the written note
  • Clef: treble clef
  • Reputable Student Brands Include: Armstrong, Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, Powell, Selmer, Yamaha

Some flutists to listen to:

  • James Galway
  • Jeanne Baxtresser
  • Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • Ian Anderson
  • Herbie Mann
  • Jasmine Choi
  • Julius Baker
  • Emmanuel Pahud
  • Marcel Moyse