How can breathing into a mouthpiece and pressing holes with your fingers produce such a lovely sound? That is the magic behind the captivating sound of the flute. That is what flute lessons can reveal to you. Such sweet mystery lies upon the power, control, discipline, and passion of the flutist.
Here are some pointers on how you can improve your playing and performance skills.
Good and proper posture will enable you to produce right tones with a full and strong sound. It will power-up your lungs and breathing techniques. Correct posture will facilitate smooth and controlled airflow.
One of the first things you learn in flute lessons is breathing. The air you breathe into the flute comes out as sound. With proper breathing, the sweet sound of playing success follows.
Mastering the different finger placements is one way to speed up your learning. Correct finger placements will produce those sweet and wonderful melodies. A flautist should also observe the proper hand position to prevent pain and injury. Your wrists should be not bent. Your arms and hands must be relaxed.
For a beginner, learning new fingerings could be confusing. Master the easiest notes first. This will give you the flexibility and enough muscle memory to move on to more complicated finger positions. However, don’t be complacent and content. Find an easy piece to master that would give you enough confidence to move-up and test your limits.
You may have mastered all notes, finger positions, and various playing styles and
techniques. But if you don’t express the mood, the character, or tell the story of the piece, it’s just all sound, not music. Use your imagination. Play from the heart. In doing so, you give your audience a moving experience.
Your flute teachers will be your hands-on guide to teach you how to play the instrument. Yet your progress relies on how much work and dedication you put into this craft.