Do you or another flutist you know have braces?
It’s becoming very common nowadays.
I get questioned often about how to play flute with braces and keep good tone when you have mouth full of metal.
Well, this used to be something I thought was hard to deal with. But, after teaching for 24 years and successfully helping kids and adults with braces play well, I have the system down-pat.
If you have braces and are really struggling to have decent tone, then this advice will really help.
BUT, remembering it every single day is the challenge.
I am constantly reminding my braces-students that their top lip needs to stretch over and come farther down.
They always say, “Oh Yah.”
**You have to stretch your top lip oooovver those braces and down lower than you used to (pre- braces).
Short and sweet.
I’ve noticed virtually every learning flutist can follow this advice and get it right.
And then we go on our merry way.
Love you and your efforts with your flute lessons today!
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