I also play the clarinet a bit. I tried playing the violin, the guitar, etc. etc., but the instrument I lik ethe most is my little transverse recorder, so I decided to take it seriously and buy a real flute.
Please give me some tips and reccomendations for buying my first flute. Also give me your opinion about some brands, and all that stuff that is neccesary when buying your first flute.
This is a reeeaaaalllly frequent question here.
Try a look at Jen Cluff's site, there's lots of good info there about flute buying, trying, etc from first-time beginner to advanced, buy-a-flute-for-college-Performance-major stuff: http://www.jennifercluff.com/buying.htm
Otherwise, buy a Yamaha 200 series, used and overhauled by a good tech, and call it good.
like most people on here i would recommend a well known branded silver plated flute with closed holes and a c footjoint (either new or used and checked by technician would be fine)
the brands most recommend are--
sonare (by powell)
i would buy from a reputable dealer for your first flute (eby is fine when you know what you are looking for and looking at when it arrives, but as a first flute most music shops ect. will offer some form of warranty so if something goes wrong they will fix it rather then having to find a trusted technician and things.
Manuel, the YFL221 will serve you very well. Note that this is not the cheapest of the market, but it's undoubtedly the most durable and reliable brand/model for the money.
There are others, of course, that could be considered. But go for the 221 and you will sure be happy with it.
I was talking about buying new. Used can be truly a lottery. In this case I'd advise you to call for someone expert to verify and test play before you buy.
Yes...hehe, I know it is now the cheapest, but I want to take the flute seriously. About year ago I bought a clarinet, a first act clarinet. It is not that bad, but it is not very good. Fortunately I was just trying our different instruments to decide for one, and now I did, I want the flute.