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Play It Again UK’s Top Tips for playing the Flute
When putting your flute together be careful not
to damage the key mechanism.
When starting to play, or are coming back to
playing, keep your practice sessions short and simple.
To begin with you’ll need to work on your
embouchure (the muscles around your mouth) – This is formed by relaxing the
bottom lip and blowing across the blowhole using the top lip muscles.
When practicing think about your posture. Whether
sitting or standing, you need to be as relaxed possible and be able to breathe
freely, keeping your shoulders down.
Always try to warm up before practice with a
simple scale. Try not to do too much too quickly, we recommend 10min practice every
day to start with.
After practice remember to use the Pull-Through
provided to remove the build-up of moisture, as this can damage the pads. Also
remember to wipe the body and keys as the oil from your fingers can lead to
Avoid leaving your flute lying around, we
recommend purchasing a solid stand or putting it back in its case.
If you would like some lessons to get you
started, we will happily suggest a teacher in your area.