A Recorder Flute

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A Recorder Flute by ArturoV May 21, 2013
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The Recorder is one of the oldest flutes around that's still in use. The Recorder is one the main reasons the Ocarina lost much of its hold over the musical domain. It grew to its greatest popularity during the Renaissance. The modern flute we use today like the Recorder's younger brother- both were developed side by side historically. The soprano Recorder is the most common one used today. One can say that playing the Recorder remains as one of the easier things to do among the woodwind instruments.

The recorder gets its name from the early meaning of 'record', which means 'to practice music'. The recorder is named 'Flauto' in Portuguese and Spanish. Over the passing of time however, it was discovered that the modern concert flute was richer in tones and better sounding than the recorder. That, coupled with the exponential rise in popularity of orchestras, led to the decline of the recorder.

The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones.
A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, a flautist,[1] a flutist,[2] or, less commonly, a fluter.[3][4][5][6] The term flutenist, found in English up to the 18th century, is no longer used.[7]
Aside from the voice, flutes are the earliest known musical instruments. A number of flutes dating to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been found in the Swabian Alb region of Germany. These flutes demonstrate that a developed musical tradition existed from the earliest period of modern human presence in Europe.[8][9]

La flauta dulce o flauta de pico es un instrumento de viento muy antiguo. Popular desde la Edad Media hasta finales del Barroco, fue quedando relegado su uso al desarrollarse la orquesta clásica, poblada de instrumentos más sonoros. A partir del siglo XX retorna de los museos, en principio por el interés de interpretar la música renacentista y barroca con sus instrumentos originales, pero su difusión mundial se basa en las posibilidades pedagógicas como herramienta para la iniciación musical.


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Had to rotate to vertical alignment (except the insert part) maybe you could produce a complete stl with all parts on one bed ready to print. I seperated the parts and added 6mm brims to the bottoms and printed all parts in 1 6hour print.

Why is the recorder classified as a Flute? It's more like a clarinet. Compare the 3.

A clarinet is an instrument that has a reed. This doesn't and that's why it's in the 'flute' classification.

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I made this and it does not make noise

What is the minimum recommended infill percentage?

In Spanish it's called "flauta" not "flauto". Trust me, it's my mother tongue :)

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Before I download this, is this is working model? Do I have to download all the parts or can I download and print the "complete " file?

theoretically it should work, although being honest I have not tested it

If you want one that has been tried and tested try /thing:12862

What you see here is basically how I started, with a model that looked the part but didn't work (/thing:11796), and after multiple iterations (and learning a ton about woodwind instruments) ended up with /thing:12862.

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i believe what you have shown is a recorder, not a flute.