Listen Up! “F” is for Flute

FFrench horn. Fiddle. Flute!

A part of every high school marching band, and while I took piano lessons as a kid, I envied the girls (it was always girls) who carried around their little flute cases. The delicate silver instrument that went everywhere.

A flute is a woodwind but without the reed. Objects believed to be the first flutes (anywhere from 35,000 to 43,000 years ago) have been found in the caves in Germany. Those first flutes were made of bones.

Not today. And after watching tons of videos, I chose this one for its sheer joy:

 

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20 Comments

What a wonderful theme! Of course I needed to stop on this one and say hello because I am a flutist, myself 🙂 I’ll definitely make it a point to check out all the rest of these!
Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c’est Fantastique

You’re right, it emanates sheer joy! Thanks for sharing!

Loved the post! Thanks for sharing. I was a brass player in band 🙂 Trumpet, Baritone and Sousaphone. I always loved the flute. Very peaceful and calming when played well or can be uplifting when playing the piccolo part from Stars and Stripes Forever!

I looked longingly at the other girls playing the flute when I was in school too. Something about it.

My Daughter played the Flute, was a big change from playing the bass in orchestra!

That is awesome! I wish i could play the flute. My brother plays the guitar, bass, and dabbles with the drums. Myself on the other hand not so much. I have no musical ability. It makes me sad.

My mother used to play a Japanese flute, a shakuhachi flute. Very beautiful. 🙂

Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
A-Z Blogging in April Participant

What a fun A-to-Z theme! I’ll be checking back here regularly to hear what else you’ve shared! Thanks so much!

I also like James Galway! Outside of the orchestra, flute bands in Glasgow are associated with the sectarian Orange marches, unfortunately.

Love him, Sue! I was very lucky to hear him perform at a Fourth of July concert in Washington, DC, many years ago.

My favourite flautist to listen to is James Galway. Have you heard him? Some of my friends also play the flute. Sue

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