Flute isn't working properly

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Flute isn't working properly

Post by flutistgirlie » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:35 am

I recently broke my flute (back in January, the piece that enables the body and end to connect was crooked) but never got around to getting it fixed. I took my flute out today, out of curiosity, and I guess having it in the case must've straightened it out, because it's straight and proper now, but when I try playing my flute the sound is all breathy and not at all what it's supposed to sound like. Any clue of what happened or what I should do?

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Re: Flute isn't working properly

Post by pied_piper » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:54 pm

There are dozens of reasons why a flute won't play correctly. Since you start off by saying you broke your flute, there's a good bet that whatever you did to damage one of the tenons (the part that keeps the sections together), also bent a key. Take your flute to a repair shop and get it fixed properly.
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Re: Flute isn't working properly

Post by Gandalfe » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:46 am

How long has it been since you've had your flute checked out? In can be very frustrating to battle a flawed instrument, especially when you find out it didn't cost that much to fix. Good luck!
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Re: Flute isn't working properly

Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:28 am

Take it to a qualified technician. If something was crooked and now it's not, it sounds like something is unsoldered possibly. If something is unsoldered, the flute is undoubtedly leaking somewhere.

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