What is the highest note possible on flute?
The “official” highest note of a standard flute is the C 3 octaves above middle C (called “4th octave C” if counting from where the flute starts, “7th octave C” on the piano), but I sometimes get asked how to finger notes above it (e.g. when CUCOS played arrangements that seemed determined to push the flutes too high).
What is the lowest note on the flute?
The flute’s range covers three octaves. As with most woodwind instruments the range also divides into three different registers. Its lowest note is Middle C on the piano or sometimes the B just below if the player has a longer foot joint. The flute does not transpose – the music sounds as written.
Why is high E so hard on flute?
According to Trevor Wye, one reason why flutists struggle with high Es (and F#s) is because they are playing with too slow an air speed. Awkward venting due to awkward fingerings makes for a slightly different treatment than the other notes around those pitches.
Which is the most challenging Register on the flute?
The high register is the most challenging and the last register we tackle as learners. Here’s the C chromatic scale from C6 to C7. (That’s every note including the sharps and flats). Going cross-eyed from all the lines above the staff is a definite hazard. Don’t panic, I’ve got you.
What are the different types of flute notes?
The flute notes are divided into three groupings or ‘registers’ – cleverly named low, middle and high. Each register has its characteristic tone. A combination of varying air speed and embouchure shape is the key to moving between these octaves, and maintaining great sound. The Low Register (First Octave)
What’s the best way to over blow a flute?
Once you’ve nailed that first octave leap, you can over blow once again to a perfect fifth above that second octave, and then again to the next octave (remember the changes needed to play the high register ?). Try this exercise… Try to match the tone of the ‘real’ note fingering to that of the overblown harmonic.
What’s the best way to play high or low notes?
If you’ve been struggling with high or low notes, maybe this is why. The solution to playing with great flute tone in each register is increasing the flexibility or movement of your embouchure during playing.