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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:49 am 
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I played whistle for quite a long time before I started off with the flute.
I'm absolutely no natural on the flute and took some time. I nearly lost lost my motivation on the way.
I had the opportunity to loan different flutes to try out, but nothing fitted really.
With a Shannon flute I had my first real progress. It's quite easy to get a strong bell note on a Shannon.
I went on with a Delrin flute, made by Francois Baubet. This flute is much more balanced, but in the beginning it was quite hard for me to get the low D in tune. And the low D was week too...
But practising helped and the embouchure developed over it.
For me this process was and still is very rewarding.
Motivation seems to be the crucial point for me. If you can get going with a very cheap flute with cylindrical bore, great. On the other hand, if you can afford to buy a quality flute (Copely, Somers and so on) you won't loose much money, if you want to sell them again. But you surely will loose your money, if you buy a "cheap" no name flute.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:21 pm 
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Thank you all very much for your replies and insight. Unfortunately I am on a fixed income and my discretionary spending is highly constrained.
Therefore I have decided to go with a low D flute from My Whistle and Flute. We'll have to see how that goes.
Thank you all once again. I have noted many of your suggestions and will keep them for future reference.


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