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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
Alto flute Tranverse flute

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Bamboo flute is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
Bamboo flute 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

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

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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

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Duct flutes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family

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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

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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

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Nose flute is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
Nose flute Flute

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Other flutes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
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

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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

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

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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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Washint is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Instruments in the Flute Family
Washint Flute

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

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