Tips for a Self-Learning Flute Player

One of my favorite things about all you flute learners is that you are all so motivated and self-driven. Here are some great tips for a self-learning flute player. Learning to play the flute well takes determination, and I know you have what it takes.

The best thing about Learn Flute Online is that it helps self-motivated people like you to learn to play the flute correctly and on your own time. You get to decide when you have time for a lesson, and when/ how long you will practice. Of course I am always here to help, and I am proud of you!

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First, there are several bad-habits that self-learners tend to develop that you need to watch out for. Most common is poor technique. When flute players are beginning, it is easy to focus on how to play the notes and how to read music, especially if you don’t understand how important these other skills are.

Notes are fine to focus on, but it is important to make sure you are putting your flute together correctly, have the correct hand position, and the correct posture. These skills are the building blocks to become an accomplished musician so be careful not to overlook them.

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Second, many flute players do not get excited about the “warm-up” at the beginning of their practice so they just skip it. This includes tone studies, long tones, and scales. But just like an athlete needs to stretch before exercise, it is so so important that you do not skip these exercises.

Tone studies help you practice and develop perfect tone so it can become a habit. Long tones help you to expand your lungs and breathing capacity, enabling you to sustain your long notes. Scales are imperative. They are the basis of all pieces of music and will make it possible for you to play any tune you would like. So remember not to skip your warm-ups.

Lastly, because flute players are so determined and driven to become a great musician, they often try to play pieces that are too difficult for them at their level. However, pieces that are just below the current level- if played with correct style, rhythm, dynamics, and emotion- will do a lot more for flute development.

If you have any questions, remember to leave a comment below or send me an email. I always love hearing from you students.

Keep it up!

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2 thoughts on “Tips for a Self-Learning Flute Player”

  1. Yup- warming up is sooo important. It takes me at least 15 minutes to start feeling good and ready to really play. Thanks for the comment. ~Rebecca

  2. Thanks for this article, Rebecca. Yes, I agree with you on the point that the flute players should do some “warm-up” before playing the flute.

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