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Stone Age Flutes Found in Germany Offer Clues to Early Music - NYTimes.com

Stone Age Flutes Found in Germany Offer Clues to Early Music - NYTimes.com

The flute plays a scale from C to G, with a B below the C if the bottom end is covered halfway, and a G# if overblown. - Boil the bone to remove remaining flesh and scrape out remaining marrow. Cut the part that whistles.To tune, drill little holes every inch, and then make them bigger in whichever direction they need. Sharpen by drilling the hole a little closer to the mouth piece. Flatten by fill up the top part of the hole. (See G note).  Tutorial…

The flute plays a scale from C to G, with a B below the C if the bottom end is covered halfway, and a G# if overblown. - Boil the bone to remove remaining flesh and scrape out remaining marrow. Cut the part that whistles.To tune, drill little holes every inch, and then make them bigger in whichever direction they need. Sharpen by drilling the hole a little closer to the mouth piece. Flatten by fill up the top part of the hole. (See G note). Tutorial…

Bone flute from Hohle Fels with enlarged image of finger holes

A Little Flute Music To Warm The Cave

Bone flute from Hohle Fels with enlarged image of finger holes

Letter from Mexico: Archaeology, Interrupted (Volume 65 Number 4, July/August 2012) by Kathleen McGuire * * * An archaeologist’s daughter surveys the rich cultural heritage of northern Mexico—and the impact of violence on researchers working there

Letter from Mexico: Archaeology, Interrupted (Volume 65 Number 4, July/August 2012) by Kathleen McGuire * * * An archaeologist’s daughter surveys the rich cultural heritage of northern Mexico—and the impact of violence on researchers working there

Scientists have played a 3,000-year-old conch shell found at a pre-Inca site in Peru. Follow the link and you can listen to it if you like.

Scientists have played a 3,000-year-old conch shell found at a pre-Inca site in Peru. Follow the link and you can listen to it if you like.

Turkey bone flute in Musical Instruments Forum. This is a contemporary instrument. Rather than a fipple, it has a notch, like a modern quena (although not so deep).

Turkey bone flute in Musical Instruments Forum. This is a contemporary instrument. Rather than a fipple, it has a notch, like a modern quena (although not so deep).

42000 yo, the oldest instrument known, found in the Ach Valley of southern Germany, the nearly intact five-hole flute was meticulously carved with stone tools from the hollow wing-bone of a giant vulture

Oldest Musical Instruments Are Even Older Than First Thought

42000 yo, the oldest instrument known, found in the Ach Valley of southern Germany, the nearly intact five-hole flute was meticulously carved with stone tools from the hollow wing-bone of a giant vulture

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