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Flute

The flute is a family of musical instruments in 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. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.

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A beginner flautist

When you first start playing flute, you have to remember so many things! Soon it becomes natural and easy, though.

Contributed by Libby Anderson

*sigh* Can one have too much Mozart? The world may never know :3

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The glissando head joint was invented in 2004 and is becoming increasing relevant to flautists, and is being asked for in music more and more. It looks like a fun accessory. If you haven't heard about it yet, check out the video to find out more. :)

Contributed by Libby Anderson

Guys, I know this song has gotten old, but here me out, her tone is gorgeous! You'll love it!

Contributed by Joseph Perry

I've always thought this is so cool. I play the flute and I want to learn how to do it. And he's playing Inspector Gadget, whaattt? Awesome!

Contributed by Melissa Cervantes

Emma Resmini performing Carmen Fantasy at the young age of 7.

Contributed by Lauren Thompson

Learn to beatbox flute with the best--Greg Patillo.

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“I do not consider myself as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.” -Sir James Galway

Contributed by Arely Hernandez Cruz

Flight of the Bumblee

Contributed by Dayna Tang

Paganini Caprice No.24 (Flute Solo) - Jasmine Choi

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