The transverse flute is a traditional Portuguese musical instrument. This artifact is made from Indian cane (Phyllostachys aurea), also known as bamboo.
It is a musical instrument of the type of aerophones, of the so-called agro-pastoral cycle.
This lateral flute (crosspiece) has seven holes where the fingers fit to make the scale.
The player blows through an oval hole torn in the alignment of the holes which make the notes, “fixing the mouthpiece”.
There are several techniques for the construction and tuning of this Transverse Flute.