Types of Flute
Flutes can be classified in several different ways according to
their design. The Hornbostel-Sachs classification classifies instruments
by the way they produce sound. Key-systems or mechanisms can also
be used as a criterion.
Over the ages flutes have been used in music having
several different functions. Therefore flutes can be
classified by what they are used for. Instruments for
solo playing, consort
and band music, for folk
music, and for military
purposes are made and played quite differently from
Flutes also come in different sizes.