Flute is a melodious musical insturment with six melodies (FG,FD,FC,FB,FA and FG ). There are, according to Ikram, two types of flutes; front-flutes and the side-flutes. He says that the front-flute is easy to play and is available at cheaper rates, whereas the side-flute is comparatively expensive with special skills required to play it. Celebrities like Bakir Sahab, Ustad Papu, Khadim Hussain Haideri and Ustad Noshad are some popular flute players of Pakistan.