Best Student Flute
The best student flute is one of the most popular types of flutes among students. They are usually made from wood, with a small body and a large mouthpiece. Some of them have a neck attached to it. These are generally used by beginner or intermediate players.
There are several reasons why they are good choices:
1) They fit well into your hand, which makes playing easier than other types of flutes.
2) They are easy to play because there is no pressure on the fingers when you play.
3) They are inexpensive, so they are not a burden for your wallet.
4) You don’t need to learn how to tune them before using them.
5) They are comfortable to hold and play with.
Flute Brands To Avoid (Inaccurate Information)
There are many different brands of flutes available today. Most of these flutes are made from various woods such as ebony, rosewood, maple, mahogany, etc. However, some of them are made from inferior materials like plastic or even paperboard. These are junk flutes that you should avoid buying at all costs.
In addition, there are some manufacturers that do not even produce their own flutes. Instead, they have another company manufacture them in bulk and then brand their logo on them. These are even lower quality than those made from inferior materials. There are also some companies that produce low quality flutes and rebrand them under their own name. All of these options provide very poor sound quality and should be avoided. Your best bet is to buy a flute directly from a reputable manufacturer. With that said, some of the major flute manufacturers include Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Hite, and Armstrong. These companies have been around for a long time and are known for producing high quality instruments. The main thing you want to do is avoid the companies that rebrand other company’s flutes. Another option is to buy a flute from a local music shop. If you are really lucky, you might find a shop that manufactures their own instruments. This provides the best quality, but usually comes at a much higher price. If you want to save money, your best bet is to buy from one of the major companies listed above.
As a beginner, it is best to start out with an absolute beginner flute or a laminated model. If you try to learn on a professional model, you will quickly become frustrated, as the difference in quality is great. As you grow more advanced, you can buy a better quality instrument.
Flute Brands To Avoid (Gemeinhardt)
Gemeinhardt is generally considered to be on par with Yamaha and Hite for producing quality products. That being said, they are still prone to producing some low quality flutes that are not worth buying. Gemeinhardt has a line of student level flutes called the Model 41. These flutes are notoriously bad and become uncontrollable at the high register.
Some companies rebrand these flutes and sell them as their own, so be careful. The best thing to do is buy from a reputable seller and make sure you are not getting a re-branded instrument.
There are several brands that produce inexpensive flutes, most of which are made from plastic. These flutes are notorious for having a “tuneless” sound and are not worth buying at all. These include Old Standby, Duck Foot, Armstrong (sometimes), Crescent, and many more. These are generally found online and in big box stores like Target or Walmart.
Your best bet is to avoid these companies altogether.
Brands To Avoid (Yamaha)
Nowadays, Yamaha manufactures many of their instruments in China. This has led to a decline in overall quality, and you should be cautious when buying from them. Make sure you are not getting a Chinese manufactured instrument. If it isn’t stated that it is made in their Japanese factory, then there is a good chance it was made in China.
Occasionally, you will find a seller on Amazon or eBay selling what they claim to be a Yamaha flute made in their Japanese factory. The problem with this is, they are selling you someone else’s used instrument and passing it off as new. This is fraud, and there is nothing you can do about it other than not buy from that seller ever again. Caveat emptor!
Flute Care And Maintenance
You will need to take care of your flute so that it may take care of you. Your flute will last longer if you keep it clean and well oiled. Below we will discuss some basic tips on flute care.
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