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Contrabass Flute


See how the flute family sound together


The contrabass flute is a unique and intriguing instrument that captivates both musicians and listeners alike. As the lowest-pitched member of the flute family, it possesses a rich and resonant sound that resonates with power and depth. With its incredible size and elongated tube, the contrabass flute stands at approximately 8 feet tall, making it an awe-inspiring sight to behold.

This extraordinary instrument is not only visually impressive but also offers a distinctive tonal quality. Its low register produces a deep and sonorous timbre, reminiscent of a woodwind instrument crossed with the warmth of a cello. With its extended range, the contrabass flute allows for exploration of new musical territories, offering composers and performers a wide range of creative possibilities.


Due to its size and weight, the contrabass flute requires exceptional breath control and physical strength to play effectively. Only a handful of skilled flutists are proficient in handling this unique instrument, making it a rare gem within the realm of music.

Whether as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble, the contrabass flute adds a distinctive and commanding voice to the world of music, captivating audiences with its majestic presence and enveloping them in its lush and velvety tones.


Listen to flautist Luke Pickman’s video of flutes and contrabass flute


Text by: Ellie Pai/Licha Stelaus Productions

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