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    Gemeinhardt 3SHB Series Intermediate Flute Gemeinhardt 3SHB Series Intermediate Flute
    Gemeinhardt 3SHB Series Intermediate Flute

    The model 3SHB Intermediate Flute features a solid silver head for superior warmth and projection of sound....

    EUR 1,064.96
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    Etude Model EFL-100 Student Flute Etude Model EFL-100 Student Flute
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    Gemeinhardt 2SP Series Student Flute Gemeinhardt 2SP Series Student Flute
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    Bundy BFL-300 Flute Bundy BFL-300 Flute
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    Gemeinhardt Model 3 Flute Gemeinhardt Model 3 Flute
    Gemeinhardt Model 3 Flute

    The Model 3 Flute features Gemeinhardt's exclusive four-post foot joint construction for especially strong...

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    Allora AAFL-229 Student Series Flute Model Allora AAFL-229 Student Series Flute Model
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    Pearl Flutes Quantz 665 Series Flutes Pearl Flutes Quantz 665 Series Flutes
    Pearl Flutes Quantz 665 Series Flutes

    The Pearl 665 Quantz Series flutes are designed for the advancing flutist. Each one features a sterling silver...

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    Pearl Flutes 795 Elegante Series Flute Pearl Flutes 795 Elegante Series Flute
    Pearl Flutes 795 Elegante Series Flute

    The Pearl Elegante 795 professional flute has always been one of Pearl's best-selling instruments. The reason?...

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    Pearl Flutes 525 Series Intermediate Flute Pearl Flutes 525 Series Intermediate Flute
    EUR 819.53
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    Azumi AZ2 Intermediate Flute Azumi AZ2 Intermediate Flute
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    Haynes Q1 Classic Sterling Silver Flute Haynes Q1 Classic Sterling Silver Flute
    Haynes Q1 Classic Sterling Silver Flute

    The Classic Q1 Series Flutes are characterized as lively and responsive. Manufactured by Haynes, the Q1 is...

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    Etude EFL-100 Student Flute with Accessory Pack Etude EFL-100 Student Flute with Accessory Pack
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    Gemeinhardt Galway Crusader 33 Series Flute Inline G Gemeinhardt Galway Crusader 33 Series Flute Inline G
    Starting at EUR 1,544.14
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    Wm. S Haynes Amadeus AF580-BO Flute Wm. S Haynes Amadeus AF580-BO Flute
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    Wm. S Haynes Amadeus AF680 Professional Flute Wm. S Haynes Amadeus AF680 Professional Flute
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    Pearl Flutes PF500 Series Student Flute Pearl Flutes PF500 Series Student Flute
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    Pearl Flutes Quantz 765 Series Professional Flute Pearl Flutes Quantz 765 Series Professional Flute
    Pearl Flutes Quantz 765 Series Professional Flute

    The Pearl Quantz 765 Series Professional Flute features French pointed arms for extreme key quickness. The...

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    Gemeinhardt Model 3 Black Intermediate Flute Outfit Gemeinhardt Model 3 Black Intermediate Flute Outfit
    EUR 664.12
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    Nuvo Student Plastic Flute Kit Nuvo Student Plastic Flute Kit
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    Nuvo Student Plastic Flute Kit Nuvo Student Plastic Flute Kit
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The flute is classified as an edge-blown aerophone. Concert flutes are pitched in the key of C with a range of three octaves starting from Middle C making it one of the highest common orchestral instruments. Alto and bass flutes produce much lower tones but the piccolo is higher than the flute by an octave.

While the flute has been predominant in many cultures worldwide, it was less popular in the 12th and 13th century Medieval courts. There, the recorder was the primary woodwind until transverse flutes were brought over from Asia. Once they were adopted by the Europeans, they became known as German flutes and were used extensively in court music. The flute regained popularity around 1470 when the Swiss Army adopted it for signaling. Later in the 16th century, the flute was often the tenor voice in court and theater music and then in chamber ensembles. The Baroque era brought composers for the flute such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frideric Handel and with that the flute was featured in scores of operas and ballets. Though the Romantic Era saw a shift from woodwinds to brass and strings, the innovations created by Theobald Boehm in the mid 19th century set the precedent for most Western concert flutes.

Theobald Boehm was the German son of a goldsmith who made his own flute at a young age. His skill as a musician led him to become the First Flautist in the Royal Bavarian Orchestra. Boehm studied Acoustics at the University of Munich and then began to experiment with constructing flutes of different metals and woods and altering the position of the holes. He patented his first fingering system in 1847 and also published, “On the Construction of Flutes,” in the same year. His new flute was displayed at the London Exhibition in 1851. His flute and finger system did not take off immediately but it is now the basis for most other modifications and developments to Western concert flutes.

Flute music was rarely used in early jazz but has gradually found its place in Big Band music. Drummer and bandleader Chick Webb was among the first to incorporate the flute in the late 1930s. Since then, the flute has been integrated into Big Bands like the Count Basie Orchestra and the Tad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra to name a few. Flutes have also found their place in avante garde jazz and other musical movements. Jethro Tull is one of the only the well known rock groups to regularly incorporate flute music but flutes have managed to sneak their way into several songs by the Moody Blues, Men at Work, and The Beatles.

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