The flute is a wonderful instrument that differs from many other wind instruments. It doesn’t come with a reed unlike many other wind instruments like the saxophone and bassoon. The flute is unique in that it’s music blends extremely well with other instruments in the orchestra while having an identity of its own.
It works by having a mouthpiece at one end with the musician blowing into it. There are keys on the flute that lets the musician shorten the distance his or her breath has to travel. This makes the flute’s iconic sounds.