Yamaha Intermediate Flute Model 422 New
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Yamaha Intermediate Flute Model 422 New
Beginner Flute FAQs
How do I know if this is a good flute?
You're in the right place! The Flute Center only sell high-quality flutes that we can stand behind. Before your flute is shipped, a Flute Center Resident Flutist will perform a thorough inspection and play-test to ensure that it is in perfect condition. We also offer a 12-month Standard Service Guarantee with all new flutes, which covers all normal wear and tear for the first year.
I'm a beginner. Do I need closed holes or open holes?
Many beginner players start with a closed hole flute, but some choose to start with an open-hole flute instead. Most flutists will upgrade to an open hole flute in the first few years of playing, so purchasing an open hole flute from the start may mean more time between upgrades. Open hole flutes come with plugs, which can be used to close the open holes until the player is ready to remove them.
What's the difference between a C footjoint and a B footjoint?
The lowest possible note on a flute with a C footjoint is a low C. The lowest possible note on a flute with a B footjoint is a low B (this adds one note compared to a C footjoint flute.) Most beginner flutes come with a C footjoint, which is usually less expensive and more lightweight. Some beginner flutes and almost all step-up flutes come with a B footjoint. Most flutists will upgrade to a flute with a low B footjoint within the first few years of playing, so some players opt to purchase that style from the start.
What's the difference between a student flute and a step-up flute?
Beginner flutes typically come with closed hole keys, a C footjoint, and are usually all silver-plated. Step-up flutes typically come with open hole keys, a low B footjoint, and may be partially made of solid silver (for example, a step-up flute might have a solid silver lip plate.) Some players beginners choose to start with a step-up flute, to avoid having to upgrade in the first few years.
Should I get a flute with a curved headjoint?
Curved or wave-style headjoints bring the body and keys of the flute closer to the player's torso, making for a more comfortable experience for younger players with shorter arms. Some adult players also find that a curved style headjoint helps relieve tension and pain while playing.
Help, I have more questions!
Please feel free to contact our Resident Flutists with any questions. We are all experienced flutists and teachers who would love to "talk-flute" with you!