Aha! Classical - Maestro Peek Listening

Quest 5: Instruments

Maestro Maull is joined by Merynda Adams to explore one of the most popular TIMBRES for the HARP. Earn NOTES, and collect this instrument for your Orchestra Pit.


The flute is a transverse (or side-blown) woodwind instrument that is closed at the blown end. It is played by blowing a stream of air over the embouchure hole. The pitch is changed by opening or closing keys that cover circular tone holes (there are typically 16 tone holes). Opening and closing the holes produces higher and lower pitches. Higher pitches can also be achieved through over-blowing, like most other woodwind instruments. The direction and intensity of the airstream also affects the pitch, timbre, and dynamics.

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