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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fantomas - the long turn

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- may the flutes be with you -

How old is the Native American flute? How did the flute come to the people? There is much speculation about these questions and hundreds, perhaps thousands of stories about how the flute came into being. One thing is sure. The flute is very old and is perhaps one of the earliest musical instruments known to man. The theme of most origin stories is similar, usually centering around a young native boy who is sort of a misfit or a loner, who, through his adventures in the wilderness, is led to discovering the flute and, bringing it back to his people, wins the heart of a young maiden. flute stories