For this definition, we will
focus on a transverse
are medium-long, thin, and hollow. Most
are made of silver or other metals. They are comprised of 3 parts: A headjoint
, a midjoint, and a footjoint. The headjoint
holds the mouthpiece. The midjoint has nearly all the keys. The footjoint contains
the rest of the keys. At first glance, the keys on a flute may seem overwhelming and confusing, but after a year or two of practice, you will
understand them. A special extra joint can also be purchased to aid a flute in playing lower
are in concert pitch
, meaning that when
playing a band, you do not need
Flutes are the only woodwind
with sound produced by the vibration of air, as opposed to a reed
. Because of this, experienced or moderately-experience flautists can play very beautiful tones. However, inexperienced flutists
can end up sounding squeaky or harsh.
As other definitions say flutes can make excellent weapons, although
I prefer the long, thin, blunt object approach. The many holes from the keys do not lend the flute well to a blowgun.
If you play flute, you are very cool!