Miller Wicks (NI) Limited

Manufacturers of hand crafted quality wooden flutes

Playing the B  Flute
Place the (Embouchure)hole, which is located in the top piece of the headjoint  directly in the centre of the upper part of the bottom lip, and draw both lips even with each other. Do not force the notes, but blow very softly and regularly, striking each note with the tongue; When the student has succeeded in playing the first seven notes of the scale the lips must be more contracted so as to allow the wind to pass through at a greater force. A little difficulty may be met with at first in obtaining the lower notes, but continual practice will overcome this. Hold each note out clear, and don’t forget to use your tongue for each.



The Keys Explained

D# - D Sharp, this is the bottom key and is played by pressing your right    little finger.

F - F Natural, there are two F keys on the six key flute and you can use either, the first is pressed with the right ring finger, the other is pressed with the left little finger.

G# - G Sharp, this is on the left side of the flute body and is pressed with the left little finger.

A# - A Sharp, this is the small key fitted to the inderside of the flute and is played by pressing with your left thumb.

C - C Natural, this is the final key which is played by pressing it with your right index finger.

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