Instruments in the Flute Family All Musical Instruments

Instruments in the Flute Family

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It was your favorite instrument back in middle school band, but do you know how many instruments actually fall in the flute family? This list of flute instruments will help you out!  Here you'll find all of the most popular types of flutes, as we've included any well-known instrument group, along with photos when available. From the Irish flute to the fife, you'll find a number of different wind instruments on this list.

Unlike other kinds of woodwind instruments, the flute works differently. Sound is created by the flow of air across the opening, instead of with a reed. Of all the different kinds of flutes, what is your favorite? Check out these instruments (with pictures) on this list, and tell us in the comments!

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    Alto flute Tranverse flute

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    Bass flute is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Bass flute Flute

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    Contra-alto flute is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Contra-alto flute Flute

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    Contrabass flute is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Contrabass flute Flute

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    Diple is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Diple Flute

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    Double contrabass flute is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Double contrabass flute Flute

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    Duct flutes Flute

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    Duduk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Duduk Flute

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    Fife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Fife Flute

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    Flûte d'amour Flute

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    Fue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Fue Flute

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    Hyperbass flute is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Hyperbass flute Flute

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    Irish flute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Irish flute Flute

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    Native American flute is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Native American flute Flute

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    Other flutes Flute

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    Palendag is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Palendag Flute

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    Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Piccolo Flute, Woodwind instrument

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    Pipe and Tabor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Pipe and Tabor Flute

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    Shakuhachi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Shakuhachi Flute

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    Soprano flute is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Soprano flute Flute

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    Subcontrabass flute is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Subcontrabass flute Flute

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    Tin whistle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Tin whistle Flute, Duct flutes

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    Treble flute is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Treble flute Flute

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    Tumpong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Tumpong Flute

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    Flute

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    Western concert flute is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Western concert flute Flute

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    Xiao is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

    Xiao Flute

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