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Flute Family – Piccolo Flute

In the modern flute family, there are seven common types as we can see today especially in flute choir. Let’s see them one by one. For each instrument, there are basic information on range, function in the flute songs and

The piccolo is a half-sized flute, and the smallest member of the flute family. The piccolo has the same fingerings as it’s mother, the flute, but the sound is an octave higher than written. So it’s a transposing instrument.

Flute Family   Piccolo Flute

Piccolo is often acts as Piccolo or Flute III or even Assistant Principal. Sometimes piccolo plays as solo in some music. Piccolos are often orchestrated to double the violins or the flutes, adding sparkle and brilliance to the overall music. It’s the highest-pitched instrument in an orchestra