Should I leave my flute out or put it away back in its case?
This is an easy one.
#1 answer: Put it away.
It’s so sad to see the shiny go away.
Our flutes gets so tarnished when they are left out for long periods of time. It’s so sad to see the shiny go away. And it will if left out too many times over night. If you like your shiny silver flute, it should live inside its protective case every single night of the year.
If you are practicing several times a day, you can possibly leave it in a safe place (away from the grasp of a small child’s hands) for an hour or two. But, I warn you that if you don’t wipe the oils left on your flute from your fingers, it’ll get all yucky. This increases the chances of your pretty shine turning into a dull shine, which turns into a brown/grey-ish tarnish. Not my favorite.
Best answer here: Clean it after each practice session and put it in its case. It only takes like 6 seconds to open it and put it back together again. You can spare 6 seconds to keep your flute in good condition, can’t you?
I thought so.
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