How to Clean a Flute

Flutes are unlike other instruments. Most of them are silver plated and require a level of care you may not have considered before. Let’s explore the inside and out of how to clean a flute. The Inside The inside of your flute starts out dry and cold, but then once

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What to do About Sweaty, Slippery Lip When Playing Flute

It’s definitely no fun when you’re trying to focus on sounding great, yet your flute won’t stay put. What can you do about sweaty, slippery lip when playing flute? There are a few easy fixes for this uncomfortable phenomenon. First, is it hot? Then it’s totally normal to sweat a

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LFP 089 The Best Note to Tune a Flute To

If you’ve played flute for even a few weeks you may have wondered if the tones that you play are absolutely correct.  How do you know the best note to tune a flute to? Well, this is a good question, especially if you intend to play with other musicians, whether

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Why Do I Have Inconsistent Tone on My Flute?

Is your tone spot on one day and then totally fuzzy the next? Wonder what causes inconsistent tone? You’re not alone. There are a few reasons why many flute players feel they have unpredictable tone. Feeling on top of the world in your flute practice session one day and then

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What Does a Flute Overhaul Include?

How do you know if a flute just needs a quick fix or if the entire flute needs extensive repair work? What does a flute overhaul include? It require professional maintenance and care for flutes to play in tip-top shape. Even if the flute isn’t being played often it will

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How Long Does it Take to Learn to Play the Flute?

Have you ever wondered “How long does it take to learn to play the flute?”  Are you wondering, “Will I be able to pick up my flute, memorize some fingerings, and immediately blow into my flute for great sound”?  No matter how much time it takes, you can have an

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7 Ways to Get Out of a Practice Funk

Are you finding yourself accomplishing about half of what you used to? Are you bothered by your weaknesses more than you used to be? Translation: this is called a ‘funk’, and it happens to practicing musicians regularly. But getting out of a practice funk isn’t as hard as you might

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How to Trill Better on Flute

Do your fingers feel slow or stuck when you’re trying to trill? You’re not alone. Here are some simple tips to learning how to trill better on flute. Trills are one of the exciting sounds a flutist can make on their instrument, and not being able to execute them as

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Flute sounds flat? No worries..

Wonder why your flute sounds flat? Noticing you’re out of tune is a good first step, but droopy, flat tone isn’t pretty. You may be stuck wondering “Why does my flute sound flat?” And, you may wonder if it’s your flute that has the problem or something you’re doing as

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