What are the members of the flute family?
There are many members of the flute family. Here are three:
1. The concert flute-the flute you would normally play on in band, etc
2.The piccolo- practicaly a mini flute with some changes.
3.The alto flute- a flute that curves at the mouth piece and is
tuned a 4th lower than the concert flute
Piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute
There are two families of wind instruments, woodwinds and brass. The flute is a member of the woodwind family though it's constructed of metal. The other woodwind family members are oboe, clarinet and bassoon (and their variants). The flute is the only member of the woodwind family that's played without a reed. The other wind instrument family is the "brass" family; trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba.
Piccolo, flute, oboe, cor de anglis, clarinet (all), bassoon (all), and the saxophone, the latter of which is not commonly used in an orchestra. Oboe Bassoon Clarinets (all) Saxaphone (all) flute, piccolo, English horns are also members of the woodwind family. Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo, Oboe, Saxophone, Bassoon, Contrabassoon.
If you are talking about the traditional orchestral nomenclature, then the Woodwind Section is comprised of 4 woodwind families: the flute family, the oboe family, the clarinet family and the bassoon family. Each of these families will, in turn have different members; some popular and well known and some that are rare. The usual members (in a large orchestra are): Flutes: piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, Oboes: oboe, English horn, Clarinets: clarinets in Eb…
Flutes were known to exist in ancient civilizations. Over the years, they have been made of wood or metal. Early flutes, such as recorders, are played pointing forward. The other type of flute, called a transverse flute until the mid-1800s, is played to the side. In 1847, Theobald Boehm designed the modern flute. This flute is capable of playing with more volume than older flute. The keys Mr. Boehm added also allow the instrument to…