A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.
Flutes are the earliest extant musical instruments, as paleolithic instruments with hand-bored holes have been found.
As such, Jubal is regarded in the Judeo-Christian tradition as the inventor of the flute (a word used in some translations of this biblical passage).
Archeological digs in the Holy Land have discovered flutes from both the Bronze Age (c.
Flutes may have any number of pipes or tubes, though one is the most common number.