It can be overwhelming to purchase your first flute: there are various different brands, styles and flute forms online, and the price differences can be thousands of pounds. Below, to help a total beginner settle on a latest flute, we have gathered our top tips.
- DO PLENTY RESEARCH ON DIFFERENT BRANDS AVAILABLE
There is a lot of useful data from performers and instructors at the ABRSM Viva Woodwind website, explaining certain successful and poor labels. They must also be able to give their own suggestions about what to purchase, if you actually have a flute tutor lined up.
- BE CAREFUL WHILE PICKING ON THE CHEAP PRICED FLUTES
Most outlets, high street shops and online-only distributors offer their own flute brand. In our knowledge, these flutes must be prevented: while the performance of Chinese flutes has certainly increased, there are still many poor-qualities, inexpensive flutes around, and although the upfront cost is minimal, the operating costs will easily exceed the price of a decent advertised flute.
- BUY THE ONE THAT IS DESIGNED FOR THE BEGINNERS
It must go despite saying that for inexperienced flute players, flutes known as ‘beginner flutes’ were specially crafted. It ought to be simple to follow, flexible, and able to handle knocks and drops with a decent quality beginner flute.
- STICK TO TRADITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
There’s a whole variety of choices for flutes. Open gaps, C # trill buttons, E system, D # wheel; silver this or that, B footjoint.
A beginner must, in our view, start with a silver-plated flute with plugged holes, an E mechanism and a C footjoint. A flute with these specs would be (a) smoother to play and (b) simpler to re-sell when the opportunity comes at a higher valuation.
- GET THE RIGHT SIZE
Flutes do not come in multiple ‘sizes’ as well, but for a slight beginner, you can get rounded head joints. This puts the flute’s keys nearer to the body, thereby decreasing the stretch. The fact is that the complications would be more if you don’t have a curved head joint which will vastly exceed the price gap.
There could be neck and back discomfort from over-stretching, and participants may also get into the terrible habit of wrong posture.
- A GOOD BRAND WILL ALWAYS HOLD MORE VALUE
Many latest models have been running for years, but in six months ‘ time, you need not think over your flute being outdated.
In reality, some buyers were fortunate enough to learn that a Yamaha 211 flute purchased a few years earlier is now valued more second hand than they charged fresh because of rising metal prices!
- THINK AHEAD
Ideally, with the aim of sticking to it and improving your skill and tone, you can buy a flute. By adjusting the head joint, flute players can use some beginner flutes, especially the Pearl PF-505 and Yamaha YFL-212, can be upgraded. Placing a crafted silver head joint with one of those is like filling it with rocket fuel; for a quarter of the price of a medium flute, the difference is enormous.