Flute Help??

Basics of Flute Playing, Tone Production and Fingerings, Using Metronomes, Scales, Tone, Studies, etc.

Moderators: Classitar, pied_piper, Phineas

Post Reply
Konako
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 5:07 pm

Flute Help??

Post by Konako » Wed May 16, 2012 5:16 pm

Ok, my flute is acting weird...
ooolo o o
^^^
When I press down on any of those keys the arrows are pointing to, the flute wont play at all; just air comming through.
If anyone could tell me what to do I will be forever greatful!

User avatar
pied_piper
Posts: 1820
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:31 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Flute Help??

Post by pied_piper » Wed May 16, 2012 8:28 pm

Finger a C. Does C play normally? If so, try a B, then A, etc., right down a C scale. Which notes play OK? Where does it stop playing normally?

If you can't play any note normally, it's likely that one of the trill key pads is leaking badly. If only a few notes play, then another pad is likely leaking in the left hand area. Trying the above note tests by playing down a C scale will determine roughly where the problem is. Try it and report your results back here.
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

Post Reply