Tips and Techniques To Help You Play The Flute Easily & Quickly
- Love the sound of the flute?
- Love the therapeutic feeling of blowing a flute?
- Simply want to play your favourite songs?
- Or have to perform for your choir and want to brush up your skills?
In order to help you achieve your goal in the quickest and easiest way:
(1) Find the right teacher: With a properly trained and experienced flute teacher, you will be able to see your skills improve significantly in a short span of time.
(2) Purchase a flute & learn how to assemble it. There are various flutes, known as woodwind instruments, available in the market. For a beginner, we recommend the closed hole C flute. Most people dive right in to getting a piccolo, which is a higher pitched and tiny flute. In general, a Piccolo is harder to play than C flute. Also, open hole flutes are better for intermediate students or people who would like to carry on with learning the flute for a long time.
(3) Do mouth exercises and practice every day.
Flaustists need strong lips. Give these exercises a bash.
- Stick your bottom lip out, pout!
- Twitch your top lip up and down—kissy, kissy.
- Or, make up your own!
You use your tongue to start a note on the flute. Practice saying “Twen-ty Tur-tles” several times. Then play a note, thinking the same words “Tuu-Tuu-Tuu-Tuu.” It will become natural after a while.
(4) Start playing to an audience. Practice often, and play your flute to anybody who will listen—family, friends or pets. Be it a small audience or a larger one, get used to having eyes on you while performing early on. It will instill confidence in you and your ability to perform.
(5) Learn some music theory as this helps you better read more scores and therefore broaden your scope of playing more pieces and melodies.
(6) Lastly, take care of your flute. Always clean the inside of your flute after playing. Take it apart to clean it, but never pull the rod all the way through the flute, in case it gets stuck. Wipe the outside with a soft cloth. Then, always put the instrument safely away in its case.
Now that you’re ready, let us know which type of flute lessons you are looking are: