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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    If you want to play baroque music I recommend the recorder. Preferably the alto recorder
    Yeah, that it what I am learning. Alto recorder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    Except for flute. Flute is a nightmare. After 2 years I can play 5 notes
    Spend some time on the head joint alone to get a nice consistent tone will help get that going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    If you want to play baroque music I recommend the recorder. Preferably the alto recorder
    These days a lot of musicians are going baroque!

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    Clarinet, the mother of all woodwinds. When I was in band sax players, even oboe and bassoon platers started on clarinet. Benny Goodman. Begin the Beguine. Best clainet song ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    These days a lot of musicians are going baroque!
    Very droll...in fact rock an' droll....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Spend some time on the head joint alone to get a nice consistent tone will help get that going.
    Yes, trying to get a consistent tone can be done on the head joint alone. If even that is difficult then I would suggest trying on empty drinks bottles (beer, Coca Cola). Both plastic and glass bottles will work. Larger bottles (standard wine bottle) works better if you are yet to develop your embouchure (it will need to be very relaxed) but they will need more air to fill them. 25cc bottles will need a smaller and more focused embouchure, and the air will need to spin faster. Try changing your tongue as well.

    Practising on a bottle takes away the challenge of finding the correct spot. Then move on to the head joint, and finally to the flute. The shape of the blow hole impacts the ease or challenge with which you get a good sound as well. A small round shape (as on baroque flutes) will be harder. An oval one will be easier, an rectangular one might be easiest.

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