Hello! I'm so delighted to have found this spot.
I taught myself to play the flute at age 9-10 and played avidly for many years. While I never had a lesson, I nonetheless got pretty good at it on my own. I stopped playing in my late thirties or so and now, at age 60, want to start again.
I purchased a Gemeinhardt model 30B with G offset and B foot. It's an open hole, but I'll be using the plugs at least at first. I am really delighted with the tone I'm able to get out of this flute even after all those years of not playing.
So here is my question: I can't seem to produce a middle D. I remember all the fingerings from my years of playing, and I can play all of the other notes. I've checked a fingering chart, but it's for a different (shorter) flute, so I wonder if it's possible there is a different fingering. Mostly, I'm just confused as to why I can't get a D out of this flute!!
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance. I look forward to getting to know you guys as I embark on this journey.