Did you know the flute is the oldest instrument in the world?
The first specimens are dated to as old as 40,000 years ago.
Virtually every region in the world has its own variant of the flute, and you probably played it yourself at some point in school.
Remember these recorders?
Well, in this post I’ll be covering the Western Classical Flute, also known as transverse flute.
Why? Well mainly because:
- It’s the most common type of flute
- It’s the most versatile flute and you can find it in virtually every music genre.
- It’s the most complete flute, and the most complex one too.
So whether you always wanted to play the bird part in Peter and the Wolf, that smooth jazz from the 50s/60s, be the next Jethro Tull or play the punchy flute in that Salsa tune you like…
You’ve come to the right place as I’ve compiled in this post the most comprehensive piece of information you’ll need to get started on the flute…
As well as to upgrade your knowledge AND your flute if you already play it.
Sounds good? Then let’s start.