Contrabass

The contrabass flute is played standing up

 

Sadly, we don’t have a contrabass, but it’s such a cool instrument that we’ll tell you about it anyway.

The contrabass is a rare member of the flute family and is used mostly in flute choirs.  It’s pitched in C but sounds two octaves lower than the C-flute.  This flute is so large that it’s played standing up!