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CLASSIFICATION: aerophone, end-blown flute, vertical flute, wind instrument Western Equivalent – flute  HISTORY: The xiao, also known as dong xiao, is made of bamboo and originated over 2000 years ago. It was some time during the Tang and Sung Dynasty when the vertically-played flutes were categorized as xiao and those horizontally-played flutes as dizi.  PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The