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BONE FLUTE The legendary founder of music in Chinese mythology was Ling Lun, who made bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds. Chinese archaeologists found the oldest wind instruments, bone flute, in Henan province in 1987. This instrument can be back to 6000 years from now on.
(#60) Trois flûtes, probablement Nuna, Burkina Faso
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DCM 0945: Johann Benedikt Gahn / Treble (Alto) Recorder in F / [physical objects]:Images Description
DCM 0945: Johann Benedikt Gahn / Treble (Alto) Recorder in F / [physical objects] :Images Description (Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress )
Shakuhachi flute, Japanese Flute, end-blown flutes, musical instruments by Monty Levenson
The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute. It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 6th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo Period. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (blowing meditation)