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 Basic Flute Lessons - What Will You Learn?

When you decide to take up the flute, you first need to decide on how you are going to learn. You can take private lessons, or you can also take lessons online. There are advantages to both methods.

In a physical class, you will have a singapore flute class schedule and you will also have homework. However, when you study online you can also set up a schedule and practice time if that is the way you learn best. Of course, by learning online you can also learn at your own pace and at whatever time you want.

IF you are an adult learner this may be the best option as there are many other commitments you have in your life and you can schedule your flute lessons around these other activities.

The first thing you will learn in your basic singapore flute lessons will be the functioning of the flute. The transverse flute is closed at one end and open on the other. You blow through a hole that is near the closed end, and the way you blow will generate the tone. This hole is called the blow hole.

The way you blow will cause a vibration up the column of the flute and the frequency can be controlled by controlling the length of the column of air. The finger holes are used to control this frequency.

In your first few Singapore flute lessons you will learn to make a tone, which is not difficult but takes some practice in the beginning. The tone is made by blowing across the blow hole and not into the hole.

You will learn to hold the flute toward your right, even if you are left handed. The edge of the blow hole should be just above your lower lip and getting the stance right may take some practice. You might want to try and use a mirror to make sure you get this right.

Once you have learned how to hold the flute and how to blow a tone you will learn to play a scale. When you first learn to play a scale on the flute you will be asked to take all your fingers off the holes and blow across the hole, then cover the first hole with your index finger, and you will notice that the tone changes. For a while you will just practice doing this, and then you will go on to the next hole and so on. This will teach you to play the scale backwards. Once you become proficient then you can play it correctly from the bottom up.

In those first flute lessons, you will learn that a flute with six holes can play fifteen different tones, and after that you will learn the half tones which are another ten tones. These are called sharps, or flats of a chromatic scale. This is achieved by covering certain holes half way or covering more than one hole in a sequence.