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 Re: Doing good on clarinet and sax.....Then I tried flute......
Author: Wes 
Date:   2016-11-19 08:26

Be sure to check the Galway posts on embouchure as they are all important regardless of your experience. They make it possible to accurately nail the pitch, especially in the third register where many experienced flutists play very sharp. After decades of flute playing they have not fixed it.

Without getting much into it, a smiling embouchure is "no good" per Galway. One should lower the mouth corners into a deep frown and hold the mouthplate fairly hard against the chin.

Aim the air at the toes per my first teacher, Ben Kanter, who studied with a pupil of Moyse. Blow down was the message. This is really important when playing those open C#s which can be hard to control at first.

Try to be accurate with fingerings per the established charts. One famous flutist said "touch metal at all times", which may not be easy.

I was started with the Taffanel and Gaubert Complete Method which I adore to this day.

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