Disputatio Usoris:Rolandus/Most important 1000 pages/Flute

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Commentarium iamdiu habemus. Rolande, vide Tibia (organum musicum). IacobusAmor 23:21, 5 Septembris 2008 (UTC)

I guess the reason it wasn't sorted previously is that our Tibia (organum musicum) is linked to Tibia english and italian pages rather than to en:flute. What do you think?...--Rafaelgarcia 00:32, 6 Septembris 2008 (UTC)
I think the nomenclature in both languages is all over the map! This article seems to begin, literally: 'The musical instrument tibia had been (in Greek aulos) built away from two copper/bronze tubes'. The English article Aulos begins (if I may simplify):
The aulos (Greek αυλός, plural αυλόι, auloi) or tibia (Latin) was an ancient Greek musical instrument. Different kinds of instruments bore the name, including a single pipe without a reed called the monaulos (μόναυλος, from μόνος "single"), and a single pipe held horizontally, as the modern flute, called the plagiaulos (πλαγίαυλος, from πλᾰγιος "sideways"), but the most common variety must have been a reed instrument.
Note that a reed instrument is not a flute. Wikipedia's definition of flute is wordy, inexact, and, by using the idea of "woodwind family," aptest for modern European models:
The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike other woodwind instruments, a flute is a reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air against an edge.
A definition I might try, off the top of my head, would be:
A flute is any of numerous aerophones played worldwide and consisting of one or more open or closed tubes with or without fingerholes, within which a column of air is set into motion by the action of wind forced against an edge.
It's hard to pack all that into one sentence and still make sense. In any case, everyone sees clearly that an aulos is merely one kind of flute (or, if reeded, not!). IacobusAmor 03:33, 6 Septembris 2008 (UTC)