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Anatomy of the Irish Wooden Flute

As time passed, the design details of the flute became more and more complex.

End-to-End

Longitudinal Description

Keys, Rings, & Such Metal parts

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Anatomy of the Irish Wooden Flute

End-to-End Description

A quick look at the parts of a wooden flute, going from head to foot.  Note that not all models will have the same features, such as the number of sections or keys.

FIRST SECTION:

End Cap Decoration:  a small bead, done in body wood (Grenadilla)

Ring (silver)

Embouchure (opening for breath to enter)

Tuning Sleeve (silver)

SECOND SECTION:

Tuning Sleeve

Ring

THIRD SECTION:

Tenon (cork lined)

Keys (block mounted)

Tenon

FOURTH SECTION:

Ring

Keys

Tenon

FIFTH SECTION:

Ring

Keys

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Anatomy of the Irish Wooden Flute

Keys, Rings & Such

As time passed, the design details of the flute became more and more complex.

  Saltspoon Key:  This style has an esthetic appeal that other designs never can match.  
Flat Key:  The leather pad is easy to see here.

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