TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 18: 9 Common Flute Problems
Description: Musicians experience inherent instrument challenges. The flute is no exception. In "9 Common Flute Problems," we will identify what barricades musicians from perfecting their musical craft. These common problems include tonguing, air, control, fingering and other mechanical facets of the flute.
Foot and Body Rods Lined Up
Aperture Too Large
Covering Too Much of the Blowhole
Incorrect Holding Position
Incorrect holding position is always a concern for music educators. Check the following locations to correct:
- The right arm is sitting on the chair. As a result, this causes the flute to roll out too far and creates a flat, stuffy tone.
- The right index finger is resting on the rod to stabilize the flute.
- The student musician starts using four points of balance rather than three.
- The student slumps in the chair, promoting weak breathing, and the student rolls the flute inward too far.