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The history of woodwind instruments

The history of woodwind instruments dates back to time of first made tools for domestication and farming practices. The two main woodwind instruments used during these times were; flutes and reeds. People realized that they could make music from wind by causing the wind to vibrate within a region prompting them to make instruments mainly of wood to serve the purpose of music entertainment. These wood instruments were mainly bands of ten or twenty and more to generate music. Such instruments were considered sacred and were kept safe.

History of woodwind instruments majorly started with the make of flute which were either open or closed. Flutes during these immemorial time were made from hollowed tree branches, tubular reeds and maybe just wood not as compared to today where they are made from metals and metal alloys.

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