If you have a regular (standard student classical flute) C flute with a C foot joint and you travel chromatically upward through the 3 full octaves you'll have 36 notes. If you have a B foot joint and use a few new fingerings to go above the 4th octave C, you'll have around 38 + notes. Happy Counting!
This includes the notes B flat, C, D, E flat, F, G, A, and then an additional B flat. Starting with the B flat major scale makes it easier to understand the music theory behind what you play. You can start moving onto other scales and keys after getting down this fundamental flute scale.
The final form was a combination of a traditional keyed flute and the Viennese flute, and became the most common throughout Europe and America. This form had 12 keys, a body of wood, a head joint of metal and ivory, and was common at the end of the century.
The highest note on the Western concert flute is C7 or three octaves above middle C. This is what most people consider the highest practical note on the flute. Professional players may reach higher notes with special techniques up to F#7 or three octaves and an augmented fourth above middle C.
The problem most people run into when playing low notes is using too much air. Air that's moving too fast can mean accidentally over blowing the note and leaping up to its harmonic. (Notes actually contain multiple sound wave frequencies.
There are 12 notes to the chromatic scale, but the bansuri cannot play all 12 notes unless some holes are only covered halfway. That's why they are made in 12 different keys. If yours is marked as a D bansuri, that should be correct.
Unless you play those low notes up the octave, in which case, it will work, but will just sound a bit weird. The flute has one of the highest ranges of all instruments. So you probably won't find music that is too high for the flute.
Can be played only softly. In the octave above middle C: C# and E: Thumb, second and third fingers on left hand; on the right hand, use your F finger to put the F down and your D finger to put the E down.
The open hole flute does several things; the most useful being the variations and sounds and notes that the player can achieve. The open hole allows for micro tones, multi phonics, and slides mainly featured in contemporary or jazz music. It also encourages good overall technique and playing posture.
Because the flute is a gorgeous and versatile instrument, it might appear easy and effortless to master. However, like all great things and instruments, it takes real work and total dedication to be a successful flute player. As a beginner, it might take a while to get the knack of it.
Absolutely right. You can definately teach yourself. Now, if you were in a position where playing the flute would become a profession, or even a serious hobby by playing in a small band, a few lessons would definately help in the beginning or even long term.
It is a tapered tube of around 22cm in length, with a 'lip-plate' and 'riser' soldered onto it, and a 'head-cork' assembly that seals the tapered end of the tube. The hole that the player blows into is called the 'embouchure hole'.
As mentioned above, the lowest note for the concert flute is considered C4 or middle C. Some flutes, especially those of advanced or professional quality, have longer foot joints. With a longer foot joint, it's possible to bend the pitch down to B3, making the lowest note B3.
F Flute: Also called "micro-flute". F is half the thickness of E, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in flute density, so sometimes E and F flutes can be used interchangeably. F has about 30% more flutes per foot.
After you play a flute for a long period of time, the condensation can build up inside the first chamber of the flute and the flute stops playing. The solution for this is to remove the bird from the flute and let it dry overnight. In most cases, overnight is enough to have the flute dry out.