How do you play the Bass Flute?

Basics of Flute Playing, Tone Production and Fingerings

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How do you play the Bass Flute?

Post by youngeddie » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:59 pm

Where can I find out about Bass Flute technique? I've got one on order and I've heard that it's a different animal than my regular "C" flute.

Are there online tutorials or videos that will show me the basics?

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Eddie

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Post by flutepicc06 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:11 pm

The basics are the same (same fingerings, same basic blowing technique), however, much like switching from flute to piccolo, the embouchure is a bit different. You will need a more diffused air stream, moving at a slower speed. Try to relax your embouchure as you are playing. Also like piccolo, there are some specialized fingerings that can be used (but do not have to be), and these can be found at www.wfg.woodwind.org.
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Post by youngeddie » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:23 pm

Hi Flutepicc06,

Thanks for your reply to my Bass Flute query. I looked at the link you sent and I found the fingering charts to be very helpful.

Thanks again,

Eddie

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Post by flutepicc06 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:10 pm

No problem! Glad to help a fellow flutist! Have fun with your new bass! What kind did you get, btw?

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Bass Flute

Post by youngeddie » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:40 am

It's a Jupiter 5235.

http://www.jupitermusic.com/flute_altobass.html

I should admit that I'm am mainly a cello and bass player, but I've also been playing the flute for my own amusement for 25 years.

Eddie

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Post by flutepicc06 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:03 pm

Great! That's a solid enough bass....I hope you have many years of enjoyment out of it!

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Post by fluteguy18 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:59 am

How to play the bass flute???........... open your mouth really wide, and exhale :lol: :lol: :lol:
:wink: :wink:
no, that is more of a technique for trying to play the hyper bass flute :shock: :wink: :wink:

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Post by Serpentine » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:19 am

I would love to try to play a hyperbass flute But Unfortunatly i wouldnt be able to fit it anywhere! :(

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Post by flutepicc06 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:10 am

Those are interesting instruments...I do not understand the need for subsonic pitches, but it is pretty cool that they created a flute capable of producing them.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:50 am

hmmmmm.......... I dont remember posting that comment.............

Oh well.

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