Flute

The flute, a reedless instrument in the woodwind family of instruments, has a unique sound in both bands and orchestras. Questions about flutes, flute players, and flute music belong here.

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Flute
Ode
Recorder (instrument)

What are the notes to its raining its pouring on the recorder?

g g e a g e e g e a g e

g g e e a g g e e a g g g e e a g e are the right notes for that song

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Lyrics and Sheet Music
Flute

How do you play we will rock you on the flute?

You would need to purchase the sheet music for this; the information is copyrighted.

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How do you trill an a flat on a flute?

To trill A flat to B flat, finger A flat and lift your middle finger on your left hand. To trill from G to A flat, finger G and trill with pinky.

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Scales and Key Signatures

What are the notes in the b flat chromatic scale for flutes?

B flat, C, C sharp, D, E flat, E natural, F, F sharp, G, A flat, A, B flat

And to go down the scale you just go backwards.

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How do you play high c sharp on flute?

Just pinkie finger on your right hand.

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Scales and Key Signatures

What are the notes in a C sharp scale for flute?

C#, d#, e##, f#, g#, a#, b#, c#.

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Is a flute a transposing instrument?

No.

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How high can a flute play?

The flutes highest note is a C four octaves higher than the middle C on the piano.

Edit: However, composers write notes higher than that because they are possible to play. They are not considered "real" notes but they do exist. Most common notes to play above C are C#/Db and D. It is possible to play notes above that but they are very rare. These higher notes are typically found written only in contemporary music.

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How do you stop whistling while playing the flute?

Fix your embouchure by tightening your lips as if you were blowing across a bottle to make a perfect sound. you want to make a frown like lips rather than a smile

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Why do piccolos and flutes play high pitched?

They dont always play high pitched. And just like any other instrument it is made to make those sounds.

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What year was the piccolo invented or made popular?

In the Middle Ages military musicians played a simple transverse flute with six finger-holes alongside the drum. These two instruments were characteristic of foot soldiers.

During the 16th century many instruments were further adapted in imitation of the human voice and came to form instrument families consisting of models in various registers. The flute family also included instruments of every register, from the treble recorder (flauto piccolo) to the bass flute (flautone).

The piccolo, and the concert flute, both evolved from the military transverse flute of the Middle Ages. When in the mid 17th century the art of flute-making underwent a process of rapid innovation, the technical improvements made to the flute were passed on one by one to its smaller sister, the piccolo traverso. In the early 18th century the piccolo began to appear with one to four keys, and more were added as the century progressed. In the years that followed the piccolo�s development mirrored that of the flute.

In 1832 the Munich flutist Theobald Boehm invented a revolutionary mechanism for the flute and by the middle of the 19th century it had already found its way onto the piccolo. Nevertheless, piccolos with older key mechanisms remained in use into the 20th century.

Piccolos were made in the tunings C, Db and Eb (fundamentals C5, Db5 and Eb5 - the latter tuning was favored particularly in military circles). The tubing was made first of wood, later of metal and was slightly conical.

In the first third of the 18th century parts for �flauto piccolo� and �flautino� began to appear in scores, although it cannot be said with any certainty today whether they were intended for the piccolo with one key or for a high recorder or flageolet. This applies to Georg Friedrich Handel�s opera "Rinaldo" (1711) and "Water Music" (1715), and Antonio Vivaldi�s three Concerti per flautino among others. Nowadays these parts are played by the piccolo.

Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the first composers to use the piccolo in his works to imitate sounds of nature, e.g. the whistling of a stormy wind in the fourth movement of his 6th Symphony ("Pastoral Symphony", 1808). In his "Rigoletto" (1851) Giuseppe Verdi first used a piccolo to symbolize lightning. In addition, the piccolo was used for special effects, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in "The Magic Flute" (1791), for example, for a humorous portrayal of eunuchs. In many works the piercing and shrill fortissimo of the piccolo is used to heighten terror in frightening scenes.

Composers of the Romantic period, particularly Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, integrated the piccolo completely into the orchestra�s woodwind section. Since then it has been used extensively to add color and shading to the sound of the orchestra and occasionally even as a solo instrument.

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What are the notes for the nutcracker on flute?

you can get free music sheet for the nutcracker on 8notes.com

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Flute

What are the flute notes for o holy night?

a b c d

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Woodwind Instruments
Flute
Oboe

Can an oboe play flute music?

It very often can, but the flute goes very easily above the oboe range, so nothing above E6. Otherwise the oboist would struggle.

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Does a piccolo make a high pitch sound?

yes

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Instrument Buying and Selling

What is the best flute for professionals?

Gemeinhardt. 100% Gemeinhardt. I would say a professional model Gemeinhardt flute.

Edit: Gemeinhardts are arguably the least reliable instruments in the flute industry. A repairman I know only uses them when doing demonstrations (tearing apart and reassembly). Best brands available are Muramatsu, Miyazawa, or Haynes. My Muramatsu is absolutely amazing. Has yet to fail me and has a beautiful sound.

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What are cheap but good flute brands?

Cheap flutes are not good flutes, but Bundy makes a pretty usable flute at a lower price.

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Flute

What is the value of a 4RSP serial 72699 Gemeinhardt piccolo?

I would recommend calling your local flute dealer (or repair tech would also be a great avenue, as they usually Cary a book of serial numbers for various brands).

Or check places such as Ebay, Craigs List, or Musiciansfriend.com for flutes of the same make and model to see what they are selling for.

always take into consideration that value is largely dependent on condition

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How do you get a higher pitch in a flute?

Hi:If you mean up an octave just tongue a lot and blow harder!!!! (not all notes work this way for example low d middle d and high d).
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What is early flutes are made of?

Typically flutes are made of silver but early flutes were made of wood. Native Americans would usually take wood then carve it to create early early flute.

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How the flute works?

The player blows a stream of air from the lips across the embouchure, which strikes the sharp edge of the other side and is split, being partly directed into the tube causing turbulence and setting up vibration in the column of air inside the tube.

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Birthdays
Flute

What are the notes for Happy Birthday on the flute?

Bb Bb C Bb Eb D Bb Bb C Bb F Eb Bb Bb Bb G Eb D C Ab Ab G Eb F Eb

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What kind of flute does Mathieu Dufour play?

Mathieu Dufour plays a Powell flute with a LaFin headjoint.

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Woodwind Instruments
Flute
Clarinet

Does the clarinet sound higher than the flute?

It depends on the note you are playing. Some notes are higher on the flute even if you are playing the same note on the clarinet and vice-versa.

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What instrument family does the pan flute belong to?

I'm pretty sure its the wood wind

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