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 Newbie Flute Player
Author: NBerg117 
Date:   2017-03-30 01:20

Hi all! I am a high school Junior, and an accomplished clarinet/saxophone player. I wanted to learn a new woodwind instrument so I recently bought a flute for what looked like a good deal on eBay. It is a Gebenhardt open-hole flute, which appears to be silver plated and has a C foot. It is a very nice looking instrument. I am new to flute playing, so I have been playing around with it but it has been rough. I am able to play single notes very nicely with a full tone and nice vibrato, but changing notes is an issue. How am I able to tell how much is due to my lack of experience and how much may be thanks to the flute? Is there a way to tell what's a piece of garbage, the instrument or my embouchure? Also, how would I go about cleaning the flute out? Thank you for your time and any responses!

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