The flute is one of the most popular instruments in band and orchestra settings as well as in schools. Indeed, due to its small and transportable size, the flute remains a favourite for learners of all ages. It’s easy to carry in a bag or store safely at home. Besides, maintaining a flute is a piece of cake, as the instrument is easy to take apart for cleaning. But don’t be fooled by its apparent simplicity and small cost. The flute is a fully engaged experience, both at a physical and emotional level. When it comes to moving musicality, this is by far one of the most powerfully expressive instruments accessible to beginners.
A flute player becomes the natural expansion of the music. That’s why professional players recommend warming up your whole body before playing. You lean naturally into the notes, conveying the depth and passion through gestures as much as your breathing techniques. Because the flute doesn’t need a reed, the player has much more leverage to manipulate the way they blow air into the mouthpiece, which opens the door to infinite interpretation possibilities. Combined with finger motions, which you can keep light, heavy, quick or slow, there is so much the flute can express behind its simplistic appearance. If you find yourself attracted by this light and deeply expressive instrument, we strongly recommend checking this Ted’s List infographic about playing the flute. You will find valuable tips to embrace the hobby as an amateur or to improve your skills as an experienced player.
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