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New to this!    18:17 on Saturday, April 12, 2008          

omigoditskristen
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Hi! I literally JUST got my flute today! I am a clarinetist and have been for years, but I'm branching out to the flute. I'm trying to learn the Chromatic Scale, but am having trouble getting the lower notes. Any tips?


Re: New to this!    18:29 on Saturday, April 12, 2008          

flutesandpiccolo
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I play lower notes very well i think...lower notes require a somewhat different embouchure. Instead of using a faster air, you would want to have a warmer blow, and slower. Mess with it, you should get it.


Re: New to this!    22:26 on Saturday, April 12, 2008          

Patrick
(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

I would be careful with this advice, the embouchure and angle of air are different throughout the flute, but the airstream should be very strong, a weak airstream will result in poor intonation...


Re: New to this!    00:30 on Sunday, April 13, 2008          

StephenK
(395 points)
Posted by StephenK

Here's some other flute basics:

Mary Byrne's "Teaching the first flute lesson"
http://www.jennifercluff.com/firstlesson.pdf

Top Ten Secrets to Easy Flute Playing (w/ illustration):
http://www.jennifercluff.com/secretsbw.pdf

All this info and more comes from the Yahoo Group "Flutenet"'s Jennifer Cluff:
http://www.jennifercluff.com/


Re: New to this!    15:17 on Sunday, April 13, 2008          

leighthesim
(471 points)
Posted by leighthesim

try a slower air stream, relax muscles in your mouth a bit and blow quite softly (i have this same problem which is why i can play better in second octave)


   

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