Side-Blown Flutes. Also known as a transverse flute, a side-blown flute is held horizontally or sideways to play. The precursors of the modern concert flute were keyless wooden transverse flutes similar to modern fifes. Keyless transverse flutes continue to be used in folk music, particularly Irish traditional music.What music family does the flute belong to?
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening.