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 Key tuning of flute
Author: karebu 
Date:   2006-03-28 06:50

I know that I should pull the head-joint a little bit out to make the flute in tune, but normally how long should I pull? is it 5mm? less or more?

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 RE: Key tuning of flute
Author: Flute472 
Date:   2006-03-29 00:20

Well it depends on how flat or how sharp you are.

I use this to remember whether I should pull out or push the headjoint in when I am tuning: The longer the flute, the flatter it gets and the shorter the flute, the sharper it is.

There's no exact length you have to pull out or push in. It all depends on how sharp or flat you are. Also, it's not always about the length of the headjoint, sometimes it could be due to the lack of air support that causes you to become flat.

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 RE: Key tuning of flute
Author: karebu 
Date:   2006-03-29 01:44

Oh, that is more than I thought.
Thank you.

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 RE: Key tuning of flute
Author: Carlos Martinez 
Date:   2006-04-12 03:15



Flute472 wrote:
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Well it depends on how flat or how sharp you are. <br />
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I use this to remember whether I should pull out or push the headjoint in when I am tuning: The longer the flute, the flatter it gets and the shorter the flute, the sharper it is.<br />
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There's no exact length you have to pull out or push in. It all depends on how sharp or flat you are. Also, it's not always about the length of the headjoint, sometimes it could be due to the lack of air support that causes you to become flat.

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 Re: Key tuning of flute
Author: SWFlutist 
Date:   2006-05-26 01:49

all tuning must have alot of air support and remember the strength of the air and speed out when you are doing tuning that time..

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 Re: Key tuning of flute
Author: flutepiccmanic09 
Date:   2006-06-15 00:19

ok there is a tuning note its B flat and also it depends on sharp or flat the flute is in order to tune it and when u know that its tuned it should both sound as one is playing!!!!!!!!!


Have fun fluteing !!!!!!!!!!!

Courtney Wooten

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 Re: Key tuning of flute
Author: Mcconn476 
Date:   2006-07-06 16:16

Tuning a flute is not an easy task. While you may be in tune in your middle register, a higher or lower register may not. The best way to know if you are in tune is to practice with a tuner. You will generally keep your head joint in the same position once you have determined the appropriate place to position it for your embrochure, the group you are playing with, or the piano accompanying you. You will notice as you play a scale some notes will fluctuate in their "in tuneness" this will require you to roll the flute in or out or adjust your embrochure. There are many things that can effect the "in tuneness" of your playing: the temperature of the room, sitting or standing, the amount of time you practice, what type of flute you are playing, and with whom you are playing.

Again, pushing or pulling the head joint should become minimal once you learn the nuiances of your instrument. But like others have said pushing the head joint will make the flute shaper (higher pitch) and pulling the head joint will make the flute flatter (lower pitch). Another visual image that will help you remember this is to think about piano strings, the shorter strings (pushing) creates a higher pitch sound and the longer strings (pulling) creates a lower pitch sound.

Kelly McConnell
Port Arthur, Texas

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 Re: Key tuning of flute
Author: latestarter 
Date:   2006-08-28 10:53

Before trying to tune up you should warm up the flute by blowing straight into the mouthpiece - keep it well covered and have all fingers down. Keep this up for about 10 seconds or so. This is especially important if you are playing in a cold room. If you are playing music which has rests of many bars, be sure to warm up your flute before you play the next entry - if you don't you will probably start flat.



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 Re: Key tuning of flute
Author: lancer 
Date:   2006-09-18 18:34

when i tune my flute i usually pull it out about a thumbnails length. my teacher tryied it and said it was were it should be.

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