A Virtual Pan Flute produces the sound of a traditional Pan Flute through a computer, tablet or mobile without the presence of the physical instrument. The Pan Flute or panpipes are made up of a series of pipes of different lengths attached together in descending order. The pipes themselves can be made of various materials but are most commonly made of bamboo or other similar plants. Most typical pan pipes are made of 16 pipes arranged in two rows of 8 placed on top of one another. The pipes can be blocked at the ends with a small stone or lump of wax to produce a lower note and to adjust the pitch. Sounds are made by blowing into the pipes to create a vibration and the length of the pipe determines the note produced. In a very basic sense, the pan pipes are a simple type of organ, as the principles of sound production remain the same.
The use of Pan Flutes is common across Europe, Asia and America though it is widely associated with Peru and the Andean region. The Pan Flute is also common in Romania, though the instrument looks slightly different as all the pipes are cut to create an arc formation. The musician Gheorghe Zamfir is the most famous Romanian Pan Flute artist and is also known as the 'Master of the Pan Flute.'
The name pan flute comes from the Greek god Pan. Pan was thought to be the god of nature and he was frequently depicted holding a piped instrument. Though the first appearance of Pan Pipes is not known, the Romans used the instruments at festivals, banquets and at important occasions from the 1st century onwards.
Experience the pan flute in less than one minute, anywhere, anytime. You can use your computer, tablet or even mobile device.
Anyone can experience the pan flute through Virtual Piano. You don’t need to be able to read music or to have played the pan flute before. Virtual Piano music sheets contain letters that correspond to the keys from a QWERTY keyboard. So it’s quick and simple to pick up. You can enjoy playing the pan flute instantly - anywhere, anytime.