difference between sitar and flute.

SITAR - The sitar is the most popular & main instrument of Hindustani (North Indian) music and is gourd-shaped with a long neck. The instrument itself in fact is made out of aged pumpkin shell, twenty metal frets, and six to seven main strings with thirteen sympathetic strings running below the neck. It has many strings, the number varies but 17 is usual. It is usually performed alongside the tabla. The lower end of the neck has a gourd which acts as a resonator.
FLUTE - The flute is a family of musical instrument of the woodwind group. 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.The flute is made in the form of an open cylindrical air column about 66 cm long. Its fundamental pitch is middle C (C4) and it has a range of about three octaves to C7. Sound is produced from a flute by blowing onto a sharp edge, causing air enclosed in a tube to vibrate. The flute as shown above is a transverse or side-blown flute.The modern flute usually has a range from middle C (C4) upward for about three octaves. In Europe flutes are often constructed of wood; silver is commonly used in the United States.

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