Most flutists are constantly working on sound production and tone as they continue their music education. Oftentimes they may put too much focus on the actual instrument rather than on the operator of it. The instrument can only play as well as it is played in most cases. Breathing and support of that breath is the biggest foundation a player has for producing beautiful tone. These breathing secrets for flutists will help.
Excellent posture is essential for easy breathing.
What is excellent posture? For a body to be effective a straight line from the tailbone all the way to the tip of the head can be visualized. You can try this by working on stretching or growing upward as tall as you can without bowing your back or thrusting your chest outward.
It is still possible and necessary for a flute player to keep their body in balance while sitting just as much as it is when standing. Always keep your head upright above your back and not dipping your chin below your shoulder level. Once good posture is achieved it will feel comfortable and normal within time. Try visualizing a string connected to the ceiling tied to the top of your head. That should do the trick. 🙂
After you have achieved a habit of good posture while holding your flute, you’re ready to learn to breathe. Yup, breathe. (as if you don’t already know how, right?) I’ll teach you all it takes to be able to take the right kind of breath so you will be able to play like a pro!
Confused? Leave a comment below and I will help you out.