How do you read fingering charts?

How do you read fingering charts?

The single hole to the left represents the hole on the back of the recorder. When reading a fingering chart, you will find the holes are either white, black or a combination of black and white. If the hole is black, your finger should press down and cover that hole. Any hole that is white, should be left uncovered.

What is the easiest flute to play?

Open Hole Flutes are the Best for Beginners Until they have refined their technique, beginners are better off learning with closed hole (German style) flutes. Also known as plateau holes, closed holes will make the instrument much easier to play for beginners.

What is a flutes range?

Range. The flute's range covers three octaves. As with most woodwind instruments the range also divides into three different registers. Its lowest note is Middle C on the piano or sometimes the B just below if the player has a longer foot joint. The flute does not transpose – the music sounds as written.

What's the highest note a flute can play?

The "official" highest note of a standard flute is the C 3 octaves above middle C (called "4th octave C" if counting from where the flute starts, "7th octave C" on the piano), but I sometimes get asked how to finger notes above it (e.g. when CUCOS played arrangements that seemed determined to push the flutes too high).

Why can't I play low C on flute?

Many times, I mean many, many, times when I have students that can't get Low C to come out it's because their flute is leaking. This leak may be caused by a key that needs to be adjusted, or a pad that needs to be replaced or re-seated.

How do you make low notes on flute louder?

A shorter distance gives a quiter sound and a longer distance gives a louder sound. So, one experiment you can try is rolling your flute out a little bit while blowing down at a steeper angle. To angle your airstream down you must use your lips and mouth. You must be sure not to bend your neck or tilt your head down.

What is B flat on flute?

The flute has many alternate fingerings for different notes. ... The note B flat is a testament to the use of alternate fingerings on the flute. There are three main fingerings used for first and second octave B flat. Each fingering has its pros and cons. They are also used in different situations.

Can a flute be out of tune?

You might not realize it, but flutes can be out of tune just like most other instruments. But if your music instructor or band teacher tells you your flute is out of tune, you may not know how to fix the problem. Ensuring that your flute is in tune is a crucial part of learning to play the instrument.

Does flute use bass clef?

Instruments that use the treble clef include violin, flute, oboe, cor anglais, all clarinets, all saxophones, horn, trumpet, cornet, vibraphone, xylophone, mandolin, recorder, and bagpipe.