Flute Q&A #8Aug 23, 2021
What great flute questions you asked! Here are the (hopefully) enlightening answers!
In this Flute Q&A...
Playing an open holed flute
- Katie asks: Hi Jane, First thank you for the beautiful flute book I won in July. My question is "when should I take the plugs out and start playing open holes?" I am still a beginner, Grade 3 or there abouts.
Here is the video I mentioned Katie - about whether to take all the plugs of your flute out at once or not: https://www.flute.school/blog/flute-plugs Also, check out Flute Q&A #6, there's a good question in there that I think will help you too! https://www.flute.school/blog/flute-q-a-6
Challenging flute pieces
- Cliff asks: Hey Jane! Any tips on how to tackle challenging flute pieces such as Concertos or etudes? Thanks
Cliff, the Workshop I mentioned is on Day 3 of The 5 Day Breakthrough. Find out more here if you're keen: https://www.flute.school/academy
Synthetic flute corks
- John asks: What are your thoughts on synthetic flute headjoint plug stoppers, are they really better than cork?
Lighter weight flutes
- Brenda asks: I have a solid silver flute which is quite heavy. Can you recommend a lighter weight flute with good tonal qualities. Preferably costing less than £5,000?
Brenda, I realise now I shouldn’t have assumed you were in England! I’m sorry if you’re in another country in the UK (or the world) that uses pounds!
High notes on the flute
- Lee asks: Any tips for those very top 3 notes - Bb, B and C? They're hard to play and not screech! 🤢
Lee, the High Notes module (Module 2) of The 45 Day Flute Transformation teaches you the real way of playing high notes with ease. Find out more about joining here: https://www.flute.school/academy