The Yamaha Flute – Blog

Brad Garner Playing The FluteWOW! Yamaha Flutes! Some say they are the voice of song birds and the sounds of nature. If you have ever heard your local school band, a symphony, an orchestra or even chosen songs of pop culture you have likely heard the sounds of a Yamaha flute. People select this brand because the sounds are distinctive, delightful and beautiful. There is definitely a noticeable difference in the lyrical sound of Yamaha flutes.

One of the most widely used brands worldwide they are the choice of students to the most seasoned flutists. It is well known that Yamaha flutes because of their extreme quality engineering and physical traits are not only teacher recommended, but also a choice of top renowned flutists. Having extremely superb mechanics and top quality parts from the metal used to make the tube to the screws used for the keys ensures top quality sound from even the most junior Yamaha flute player.

The three main parts of the flute are the headjoint, body and footjoint. The Yamaha flute headjoint, a vital part of any flute, has been made legendary by the care of the Artisans selected to craft this vital piece. Whether you are a seasoned player with a mature ambrachure or a beginner just learning how to blow to create sound from the Yamaha Flute, this headjoint is superior.

For the body of Yamaha flutes neoprene key padding is used rather than cork. Cork filled key pads can crack, break, fall out and require continual maintenance. The neoprene padding will avoid any leakage and is much more durable than cork and need less maintenance. So the key padding is another great feature of the Yamaha flute because the seal of the padding allows even young fingers the ability to produce a full, clear flute sound.

The Yamaha flute foot joint is also crafted with care as it includes a body marking for positioning of the foot joint. This marking again makes proper flute positioning and playing much simpler for the beginner and provides the more experienced flute player with their own guide based on their individual style and comfort.

Included in the Yamaha flute line are several models which begin with the beginner student level through intermediate to the most seasoned professional. You will have options over time to select from the metal used to craft the flute to the style of the key. Yamaha flutes are made for flute players to grow with and this model is the choice to make when considering purchasing a standard flute. This is a long-standing brand that provides value for your money and beautiful sounds to be heard.

If you think that your child really loves to play flute, why not buy a good student model flute than to rent one. Since there are several brands to choose from, it is not hard to look for a flute that will best suit to your child than to rent it every time your child needs it. You can look for a brand new one or if you do not have enough money you can opt to gently used flute that still look and sound good. Buying a flute also mean that your child will have all the time to practice and use of his or her own flute.

However, you need to consider the quality of the student flute that you will purchase because it is very vital. When you choose to buy a cheap made flute, it will not give your child Read the rest of this entry

Tutoring Tips – Teaching Flute to Children

Expert Author Amy Dampt

Playing the flute has been a source of joy to me throughout my life. The instrument is beautiful to look at and listen to and can be so versatile. The size of the flute makes it easy to transport almost anywhere to share and enjoy its music. It’s easy enough to play that budding flautists can begin young. Teaching a child to play the flute will give them a foundation for years of musical enjoyment.

Where to Begin?

It’s great to start young when learning an instrument. Young children absorb information easily and are usually eager to begin. But remember not to set a child up for discouragement Read the rest of this entry

Yamaha Flute Maintenance

A Yamaha flute, although a tried and tested instrument that withstands the rigors of both stage and studio performance, is still a delicate instrument. As with all other musical instruments, the Yamaha flute requires periodic care and maintenance. A little knowledge about routine cleanup and care can go a long way into making any Yamaha flute provide years of musical fulfillment.

One thing that flutists must be aware of about the Yamaha flute is that its keys are very delicate and they can be easily bent out of shape. Bent keys will turn any flute into useless metal tubing and warranty never covers the cost of their repair.. During assembly and disassembly, flutists should only Read the rest of this entry

The typical function of the Yamaha flute is to provide melodic or lead lines in both orchestra and ensemble settings. It is an agile, monophonic instrument, meaning that the flute can only play one note a time, making it ideal for such tasks. However, solo, unaccompanied flute music exists.. The task may be daunting but with adequate preparation, any flautist can tackle solo pieces with a Yamaha flue.

The sort of fundamentals a flautist needs to tackle solo pieces with his Yamaha flute are a good tone, good rhythmic sense, good fluency in scales and arpeggios, and a good understanding of the music itself. Having a good rhythmic sense cannot be understated. When reading the sheet for the first  Read the rest of this entry

A Brief Intoduction To The Yamaha Flute

Before being able to play a Yamaha flute, the beginning flautist must first become acquainted with the instrument. The first step in learning how to play the flute is getting an understanding about how it works. All flute techniques, ranging from beginner to advanced, rely on exploiting the mechanical properties of the instrument.

At its very basic, the Yamaha flute is a metal tube that creates a musical note by blowing air across a sharp edge, making the air and tube itself resonate. The player blows air towards a part of the flute called the mouthpiece that has a very distinct hole, similar to how people Read the rest of this entry

Whether you are a student or a professional, finding the perfect flute is at least partly a matter of personal preference. What “feels” correct to one musician might not work so well for another. Fortunately, Yamaha makes several models of flutes for both amateurs and professionals.

The YFL-221 standard student flute is in the key of C, with an offset-G (to be more reachable with the pinkie finger) and silver plated finish. All three pieces, headjoint, body, and footjoint are made of nickel-silver. The bumpers are made Read the rest of this entry

Tips For Buying A Flute

A very cool instrument that has stood the best of time is the flute. It can be played by anyone at any age without the need for long hours of practice. But before you decide to buy a flute, there are simple things that you need to consider. Buying a flute will set you back lots of money so it is wise to do your research prior to purchasing a flute.

I have listed some tips to consider before you purchase a musical instrument like a flute.

Your level of play

If you are just a beginner in the flute world, then you must definitely Read the rest of this entry

Basics For The Beginner Flutist

The flute has been around for centuries now. It is one of the oldest musical instrument made by man and until today it is still one of the most beloved musical instrument. It is considered as a “wind – type” instrument since it only plays music or sound by blowing air into it using your mouth. Given that it is a wind instrument, its sound is soft and smooth. This instrument can be used in almost any music arrangements – rock, rnb, soft rock, pop, jazz, classical, opera, and other music genres.

Learning to play flute for beginners is easy but to be able to master it requires lots of man hours. An aspiring flute player must not have Read the rest of this entry