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 Doubling on Flute?
Author: halfshellhero 
Date:   2013-08-16 18:26

I'm a clarinet player mainly, and I also play saxophone. My mother played the flute in school and gave me her old one (she bought it new in the 70s). I've been looking to play flute, so this is good. It says "Silvertone" on the body, but other than that, I have no idea who made it, if it's any good, etc. I think it's silver because it's pretty tarnished, and it's also closed hole, which I know is generally looked down upon. The Eb lever seems to be sluggish. So, is this a decent enough flute to begin learning on and I can get a better one when I get better at playing? Or is it just going to fight against me and hinder my playing?

Also a random question regarding playing. I can get a sound out of it just using the headjoint, and I can fairly easily get the second octave, but the first octave is really hard to get, and when I do get it it sound really bad. Tips? What am I doing wrong?

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