The flute is a woodwind instrument that serves as a soprano voice in many bands, orchestras, and woodwind groups. The flute is considered a woodwind instrument event though most modern day flutes are made of metal.
Years ago flutes were made of wood. They were played in countries such as ancient Egypt, China, and Greece. In the mid 1700s they became very popular in Europe. The flutes earliest probably history dates back to approximately 900 B.C. It was first discovered on cave walls in China. They called this instrument a ch?ie.
Pre-Christian drawings of the early flute appear on Roman artifacts. Additional works of art, including two Etruscan reliefs which date from the second and third centuries B.C., clearly showed cross flutes being played.
Theobald Boehm, a German flute maker and musicin, developed the first cylindrical metal flute in 1832. This was the most widely used model in the 20th century. The cylindrical Boehm flute is made of metal or wood and has thirteen or more tone holes controlled
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