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Tip #7 for Absolute Beginner Flute Players

Top Flute Tip #7 for Absolute Beginner Flute Players

Sep 26, 2022

Top Tip #7 for Absolute Beginner Flute Players

Today we are continuing the series of Top 10 Tips for Absolute Beginner Flute Players!

These tips in this article (that I wrote for the fantastic music app called Tomplay) are actually not just for beginner flute players...

The tips are helpful for any flutist, of any level, who wants to sound better on the flute by learning the little tweaks of proper technique!

Today's TIP #7 below shows you how to set yourself up to habitually always use the correct fingerings.

Have a read below (or read all of the 10 tips here if you would like to read the whole article at once!)

TIP #7. Learn the correct flute fingerings

Beginner flute students often think that the fingerings are the first thing to learn. But (as you learnt in Top Tip #6), you now know that is not the case!

First, you'll learn to produce a clear sound (by learning the correct embouchure), then you'll learn how to hold the flute with the correct posture, and only then are you ready to learn your first notes on the flute!

A good free fingering chart

This free Tomplay interactive fingering chart is a great place to start.

This is one of the clearest and easiest-to-read flute fingering charts I’ve seen, and the interactive nature of this chart means it’s super easy to see which keys you need to press down on.

Plus, this fingering chart will actually produce the note, so you know whether you are pitching the note correctly yourself!

A printable flute fingering chart

If you’re going to be learning the flute away from home, without a computer, just download the interactive fingering chart (from the link above) before you leave for your trip.

Then you’ll be ready to go with all the fingerings you’ll ever need for the next 10 years (no kidding!).

Stand by for Top Flute Tip #8!

Soon I'll send you Tip #8 about how to develop a good tone by learning how to listen to yourself while you play.

Until next week, have a wonderful week of flute playing!

Jane x

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