The recorder was a very serious instrument in the Renaissance, Baroque periods, and reached its zenith in the Baroque. But it was overcome by the needs of louder orchestras, and so the transverse flute [held sideways] became the instrument of choice npr.org/local/309/2019/11…
For The Mandalorian opening theme music composer Ludwig Goransson bought a set of (flute) Recorders because he wanted to step away from computers when he began the Mandalorian project youtube.com/watch?app=des…
Frederick the Great of Prussia was a great patron of music. He was a talented flute player who himself wrote 121 sonatas for flute and continuo, four concertos for flute and strings, three military marches, and seven arias. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Canned Heat's "Going Up the Country" is actually a cover/reworking of the 1928 song "Bull Doze Blues" by musician Henry Thomas; even the signature flute/quill melody is there in the original version en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi…
A German company made orchestral instruments from Perspex in the 1930s. The string instruments were too quiet for orchestras, but the flutes and clarinets were just as good as their metal or wooden equivalents. plexiglas.de/en/applicati…
Hawaiian music began in the mid 1800s, when visitors from all over came by sea to Hawai'i, bringing with them instruments such as the violin, guitar, ukulele, piano, accordion and flute. The fusion of instruments and cultures blended with Native Hawaiian chants and hymns to become a genre. surfingforlife.com/music.…
African blackwood was accepted as the best material for oboe, clarinets, wooden flutes and piccolos. Giving the limited resources of tropical wood species for wind instruments, other substitutive tree species were used, taking into account their acoustic impedance and acoustic radiation link.springer.com/chapter…
The Jiahu neolithic site in China has yielded flutes dating back to 7,000 BC – 5,000 BC that could represent the earliest playable instruments ever found. Fragments of bone flutes from this period are still playable today, and are remarkably similar to modern versions in terms of hole placement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diz…
Several significant inventions predated the wheel by thousands of years: sewing needles, woven cloth, rope, basket weaving, boats and even the flute. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The longest tennis match in history was played at Wimbledon in 2010. It was 11 hours and 5 minutes long, played over 3 days. The final set lasted 8 hours and 11 minutes-longer than the previous record. After, both players and the umpire were given a crystal bowl and champagne flutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isn…
Oldest Flute was found in Swabian Alb region belonging to 40000 years booksfact.com/archeology/…
Advertising goes back to ancient Egypt. Advertisments and political signs were found in Pompeii. Ancient Chinese advertisments date back to 1100 BC, advertising candy on bamboo flutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
It has been a hotly debated subject for decades whether or not the presumed oldest musical instrument was purposefully crafted bone flute, or a cave bear femur which an animal chewed on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Div…
The world's longest place name is a hill located in New Zealand that translates to "the place where Tamatea, the man who had big knees, the climber of mountains, the slider, the land-swallower that traveled about, played the nose flute that he had to the loved ones." The name is in the comments. worldatlas.com/articles/t…
In the 1930's a flute player released his pet lyrebird into the wild, which was able to mimic certain phrases of the man's music. The bird has shared the music with other lyrebirds and the same melodies are still sung by these birds today. awesomestories.com/asset/…
Jack Kevorkian, a major proponent of euthanasia who assisted in the medically-induced deaths of up to 130 people released a full-length Jazz album in which he played the flute. youtu.be/opwu9BA8IUY
Someone broke into the british museum of natural history to steal close to 300 exotic birds to sell the feathers to fly tiers so that he can buy a golden flute. api.nationalgeographic.co…
Flutes are the oldest known instruments. The first flutes were made from bone. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Today I learned about the Double contrabass flute which is one of the lowest pitched metal flutes and the biggest with up to 22 feet of tubing and primarily is only found in flute choirs musiicz.com/double-contra…
Some flutes found in Germany are the oldest musical instruments known en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Ian Anderson, the frontman for the rock band Jethro Tull, adopted the flute after realized he would never be "as good as Eric Clapton" on the electric guitar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian…
The oldest known musical instrument, a 43000 years old flute, could have been made by a Neanderthal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Div…
Even though the wheel is often citied as man's original invention... it wasn't invented until after flutes, baskets, woven cloth, and even boats smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
John T. Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune, dropped out of college to spend more time playing the flute en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull never took a lesson on flute and only started playing it a few months before recording Bouree. (He started relearning decades later after his daughter pointed out that he was doing it wrong.) somethingelsereviews.com/…
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, longest name-place on Earth. Translate: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau…
Ferrari engines are musically engineered to sound perfect by utilizing 3rd and 6th harmonics on the air intake, like a flute or organ. ferrari.com/English/GT_Sp…
After it's use in a 2007 gameshow, Men At Work were sued for copyright infringement as the flute lead of "Down Under" resembled a children's song from the 1930's. According to singer Colin Hay, the stress of the court case led to the death of his father and the band's flutist, Greg Ham. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
The wheel was invented thousands of years after boats, woven cloth, rope, sewing needles, baskets and even the flute. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Osama Bin Laden was an avid fan of horse racing, but stopped going to the race track in Sudan to protest the fact that they had a house band, as he felt that "music was the flute of the devil". theguardian.com/world/200…
Picard's Flute from the Star Trek TNG episode "The Inner Light" was put up for auction along with other Star Trek memorabilia in 2006. Christie's estimated the flute would sell for $300. The winning bidder paid $48,000 for the flute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In Mongolian throat singing (or Tuvan throat singing) an artist can produce one or more sounds while whistling through their throat and teeth. A style known as Sygyt (or literally 'whistling') the singer creats flute like sounds that are pretty spectacular. youtu.be/za8N1DLMuR0
There is a mountain called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu in New Zealand, its name translates to "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau…
In Star Trek:The Next Generation, Sir Patrick Stewart couldn't actually play the flute and was doubled by professional musicians. Numerous camera techniques were used in order to disguise the musicians playing off screen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
In 2009 archaeologists unearthed the oldest musical instruments ever found -- flutes that inhabitants of southwestern Germany laboriously carved from bone and ivory at least 35,000 years ago. boston.com/news/health/ar…
Today I learned about Edwin Rist, a 20-year-old American flautist who broke into the British Natural History Museumto steal exotic birds to sell the feathers to people who tie flies for fisherman. Rist wanted to use the money to buy a golden flute. nationalgeographic.co.uk/…
Greek olympians used weights to help them jump further in the long-jump event, and were accompanied by flute music ancientolympics.arts.kule…
The double contrabass flute with over 18 feet (5.5 m) of tubing is the largest and lowest pitched metal flute in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
There's a 8-foot tall flute called a double contrabass flute and there's only 4 in the world youtube.com/watch?v=Qmxnp…
The world's longest place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau…
Today I learned of Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a town in New Zealand. The name means "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Peter Gabriel played the flute part on the 1970 track "Katmandu" by Cat Stevens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The film "The Smurfs and the Magic Flute" was made and released in Europe five years before the Smurfs TV show...and only made it to North America after the TV show became a hit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Osama bin Laden was against music. "Music is the flute of the devil" is an attributed quote. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
A fake flute used in star trek, after being estimated worth $300, sold for nearly $50,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Bubbles in champagne flutes form because of imperfections in the glass. Many flutes are manufactured with a small etch inside the bottom of the glass letting the carbon dioxide collect to make bubbles. theverge.com/platform/amp…
The wheel was invented thousands of years after boats, woven cloth, rope, sewing needles, baskets and even the flute. smithsonianmag.com/ist/?n…
There is a Star Wars stage production/version of the famous opera "The Magic Flute" in Krefeld, Germany. youtu.be/W6mAvZDesP8
The flute from Star Trek Next Generation's "The Inner Light" episode sold at auction for 160 times Christie's original estimated sale price and 48 times the auction directors' later revised estimate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The "pipes of pan" music common to the films "Once Upon a Time in America" and "The Karate Kid" is performed in both cases by pan flute master Gheorghe Zamfir. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghe…

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