There are many different types of flutes. Some are side-blown while others are blown straight on. Different countries have their own versions of flutes, with the more popular ones are those made by the Indians, Japanese, and Chinese. Of course, there are also the more complicated Western concert flutes that are used by professional musicians who are a part of an orchestra.
Flute music is created when a series of notes is hit by opening and closing the holes on the body of the instrument. When air is blown into the hole, the air inside the flute's hollow tube gets excited. Different pitches are achieved by blowing harmoniously or fundamentally into the tube, aside from covering the holes in the flute's body.
Flute music and sheets are easily available for download over the Internet today and they can be used by both novice and professional flute players in their performances. There are solos and ensemble compositions available as well. Flute music may also fall under different genres such as Broadway musical, traditional, children's songs, pop rock, gospel, and contemporary.
Practically speaking, any song can be transformed into flute music, although original compositions are getting quite popular today. Many highly regarded flute artists and performers create CD's of their own to share their songs and compositions with the others who appreciate the coolness and calmness of flute music.
Flute music is usually identified with the Native American Indians who normally use this instrument for their many activities. Traditional and historical musical pieces are currently being studied and played by today's flute beginners and aspirants.