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Who invented flutes?

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Answered 2016-11-12 23:56:18

The flute has appeared in different forms and locations around the world and is probably the oldest instrument in the world. We don't know who first blew into a hollow bone and liked the sound. Flutes date back to prehistoric times. Read on for more.

A three-hole flute made from a mammoth tusk, from the Geißenklösterle cave in the German Swabian Alps and dated to 30,000 to 37,000 years ago, and two flutes made from swan's bones excavated a decade earlier from the same cave in Germany, dated to circa 36,000 years ago are among the oldest known Musical Instruments. The flute has been dated to prehistoric times. A fragment of the femur of a juvenile cave bear with two to four holes found at Divje Babe in Slovenia and dated to about 43,100 years ago may also be an early flute. Some early flutes were made out of tibias (shin bones). Playable 8000-year-old Gudi (instrument) (literally, "bone flute"), made from the wing bones of red-crowned cranes, with five to eight holes each, were excavated from a tomb in Jiahu, in the Central Chinese province of Henan.

In 2005 a flute made from a swan bone was dated to 30 000 - 35 000 BCE. Another flute segment was found made from a bear's bone at a neanderthal campsite estimated at about 43 000 up to 82 000 years old. It is the oldest known musical instrument.

The Bible: The flute was invented by Jubal, the first musician according to the Christian bible. Genesis 4:21. Also the Bible refers to Jubal as being the "father of all those who play the ugab and the kinnor." The term kinnor refers to some wind instrument, or wind instruments in general. Therefore, Jubal is regarded in the Judeo-Christian tradition as the inventor of the flute.

Theobald Boehm (or Böhm) - A Bavarian inventor and musician, may have invented the modern flute.

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Theobald Boehm invented the modern day flute in 1847 but drawings of flute like instruments were seen in early cave drawings

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Answered 2015-12-27 23:46:23

The Flute is very ancient instrument. neanderthal flutes made from pierced cave bear bones have been found which date back to 43,000 years ago. We are not sure if people at that time had names or even language.

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What year was flutes made?

Flutes where first invented in the early BC period. There is no specific dates

How long ago were flute invented?

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