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The flute is a woodwind instrument that belongs to the family of instruments known as flutes. A flute, unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, is a reedless wind instrument that makes music by moving air through an aperture. In Hornbostel”Sachs’ instrument classification system, flutes are classed as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute is known as a flute player, flutist, flutist, or, less commonly, fluter or flutist.

Hand-bored holes have been discovered in Paleolithic specimens, indicating that flutes are the first known, identifiable musical instruments. A number of flutes dating from 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been unearthed in the Swabian Jura region of modern-day Germany. These flutes demonstrate that Europe has had a complex musical legacy since the dawn of civilization. While the first flutes were found in Europe, Asia has a long history with the instrument that continues to this day. In China, archaeologists discovered a 9000-year-old playable bone flute. Instruments dating back 5000 years in Caral, Peru, and about 7500 years in Labrador were discovered in the Americas.

According to historians, the bamboo flute has a long history, notably in China and India. Flutes have been documented in historical archives and artwork dating back to the Zhou period. According to the oldest documented documents, the Chinese employed the Kuan (a reed instrument) and his (or xiao, an end-blown flute, generally made of bamboo) in the 12th-11th centuries B.C., followed by the chi (or ch’i) in the 9th century B.C. and the yüeh in the 8th century B.C. The chi, a bamboo cross flute or transverse flute, is the oldest known cross flute or transverse flute.

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The cross flute (Sanscrit: v) was “the greatest wind instrument of ancient India,” according to Curt Sachs. Religious art depicting “celestial music” instruments, he argued, was linked to “aristocratic” music. Krishna revered the Bansuri, an Indian bamboo cross flute, and he is depicted playing it in Hindu art. The cross flute originally appeared in reliefs in India in the first century A.D. and from the second to fourth centuries A.D., at Sanchi and Amaravati.

The world’s oldest flute might be a piece of a baby cave bear’s femur with two to four holes unearthed in Divje Babe, Slovenia, and dated to about 43,000 years ago. However, this has been disputed. In 2008, another flute was unearthed in the Hohle Fels cave in Ulm, Germany, that was at least 35,000 years old. The five-holed flute’s V-shaped mouthpiece is made of a vulture wing bone. The findings were published in the journal Nature in August 2009 by the researchers who discovered the discovery. The discovery was also the world’s oldest certified find of any musical instrument until redating of flutes unearthed in Geißenklösterle cave revealed that they were even older, ranging between 42,000 and 43,000 years old.

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