Naperville Flute Lessons
The flute has a brilliant tone and is suitable for any type of music. In fact, a flute player recently bet boxed while playing the Mario Theme Song on the flute! If you get good by taking flute lessons, you may choose to play the piccolo, which is basically a smaller flute that has a piercing sound that plays higher than any other instrument taught by our instructors at Naperville Lessons. Anyway, let's get into the details of great flute playing.
Something that tends to give beginning flute players a lot of hassle in their beginning lessons is forming the embouchure. I encourage flute students to imagine that they are blowing across the top of a glass soda bottle, and to take the shape that they just formed and to use it on just their mouthpiece. Probably the first week or two hardly a note change will be made until there is a firm grasp on how to efficiently produce a sound on the flute. One of my colleagues suggests that the student curls the corner of their lips downward slightly like a sad cat during the lesson. Another says to imagine you have a grain of rice that you are holding between your lips. Either way, try it until you get it, even if you don't get it right away during the lesson. As for the air itself, it is a laser-like fast stream of air.
Another useful nugget of information you will discover at your lessons is how to hold and balance the flute. The flute rests on the nook of the left and right thumb and hand. The three middle fingers of each hand must rest on their respective keys when idle. For all of this to work, your flute must be correctly assembled. The hole of the mouthpiece should roughly align with the rod of the main body, and the foot joint's rod imaginary line should bisect the main body's keys. That is it for your beginning lesson for flute.
-Naperville Lessons, August 2010