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 Re: Learning flute, play clarinet? Need tips!
Author: luvtheclarinet 
Date:   2012-08-27 19:24

Hi

FLute player for three months. Clarinet player for 10 years.

I am a clarinet playing also learning the flute. I find that as long as the head joint is tilted just right then i get better tone, so it definitely depends on how you tilt the head joint. I also noticed that if the flute is angled slightly down when I play and not straight across than I get a better sound. Playing the low C is a struggle and I am getting better at the high notes though at times it sounds pretty rough. The hardest part of the flute for me is getting the breathing under control. I can blow the clarinet forever with out breathing, the flute is a different story. I guess long tones will really help with that. What I have noticed is if I practice every day i do get better and the sounds come out easier. All in all, I find the difficult thing with the flute to be the breathing. When I first started playing I used to almost drop it because I had a hard time figuring out how to hold it. So, it is definitley getting better each day.

Sincerely
karen

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