Introduction to the Bone Flute

Introduction to the Bone Flute

Bone flutes and whistles are ancient instruments that can produce a remarkable range of sounds. Recent finds have placed various forms of these instruments dating back to almost 40,000 years in Europe. One common form of flute consists of a hollow piece of bone with a fipple block inserted on one end fitted adjacent to a slanted air hole and accompanied by a series of finger holes.

In the following video, Corwen Bloch with ancientmusic.co.uk gives a basic look at how to produce sounds using a sheep bone flute.

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