Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog.
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"Friedrich Seeberger, a German specialist in ancient music, reproduced the ivory flute in wood. Experimenting with the replica, he found that the ancient flute produced a range of notes comparable in many ways to modern flutes. “The tones are quite harmonic,” he said."Another victory for tonality...
Nah...!Did you listen to the sound sample? They need a better flute or piccolo player!
I like the idea of the instrument being made from the bone of a mute swan.There is also a lot of engineering required to make a little flute like this one. To most people a drum is a kind of a given for prehistoric people because it requires very little in the way of technology. A hollow log can be a drum, but a flute needs to have holes bored in the right places, and needs to have a stable way of producing sound.
True, and you have to wonder how the holes were bored, because that flute predates metal tools. Presumably with stone tools of some kind.
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