An overview of tradition and modern flutes with regard to material, construction and tone production

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Thom, Lisa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T11:32:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-06T11:32:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Thom, L. 2008. An overview of tradition and modern flutes with regard to material, construction and tone production. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8152
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The first flutes were made in prehistoric times when a caveman decided to hollow out a bone, pierce a small hole in it and blow in it in a particular way to make a sound. Since then different cultures from all over the world have made many different types of flutes. They are shaped differently, held differently and played in various ways, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all hollow objects that produce a sound when the player blows air across a hole; this airstream oscillates - it either goes entirely into the hole or entirely out of the hole. This oscillation creates the vibration necessary to produce a sound, with the tube as a resonator. The airstream is either directed across the edge by the player's lips (transverse flute), or it is blown through a mouthpiece that channels the air across an edge (recorder). In both cases the air column passes through a hollow body where it vibrates to produce a note. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Music en_ZA
dc.title An overview of tradition and modern flutes with regard to material, construction and tone production en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department College of Music en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMus en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record