When you put your flute together, be careful not to damage the key mechanism, as this can be expensive to repair. If you haven’t played for some time keep your practice sessions short and simple – don’t try to do too much too soon. To begin with you’ll need to work on your embouchure (the muscles around your mouth) – this is formed by relaxing the bottom lip and blowing across the blowhole using the top lip muscles.
OK, so you’re a whistle player and you want to learn the flute. Armed with your favourite tune, it’s up to the lips and away…
If you are blessed with natural ability don’t bother reading any further.
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The first thing it’s useful to be aware of, is that the method of sound production is the same for both instruments. So why can’t you get a note out of the flute?