What are the names of the keys on a flute?

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glowbug
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What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by glowbug » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:04 pm

I am relearning flute after several years of not playing. I used to take private lessons and then had a couple of years in band so I learned through seeing things demonstrated. It was more like “Hold these keys down like so to play this note” and no explanations of what the keys were named so I never learned that.

Since I am not able to take lessons right now I have been looking for information online and am getting confused when I see people refer to “F# key” or “D key”, etc.

What are the names of the keys on a flute?

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Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by nasxxx » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 am

http://www.fluteland.com

^^^^^^^^^^ click this
then:-

1. Click "Lessons"
2. Click "Open the lesson window "
3. Click "REFERENCES & TOOLS"
4. Click "Fingering Chart"

There is also a printable version.

When you click on a note or bar it shows you the fingering on the flute.

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Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by glowbug » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:02 pm

Not the information I was looking for but still a useful link. Thanks :)

When I click on the link for that fingering chart and then click to see the fingering for E3, there is a sentence below that refers to the right pinky key as the Eb key. That's what I am trying to find out - What are the names of each of the keys?

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Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by pied_piper » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Maybe this will answer your questions...

http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wN4wTg_0dj ... on%20Sheet
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Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by fluttiegurl » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 am

[url]http://www.larrykrantz.com/keyname.htm[/url]

I gave all of my students this diagram a few years back. Very informative.

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Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

Post by glowbug » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Thank you! :D

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