4. Anatomy of the Flute

The Flute is essentially a cylindrical tube made up of three parts - the ‘headjoint’, ‘body’, and ‘footjoint’.

Anatomy of the Flute

The headjoint is the part of the instrument that the player blows into to make the flute sound. It is a tapered tube of around 22cm in length, with a ‘lip-plate’ and ‘riser’ soldered onto it, and a ‘head-cork’ assembly that seals the tapered end of the tube. The hole that the player blows into is called the ‘embouchure hole’. There are many critical angles inside the embouchure hole of the headjoint that can be varied by the maker to affect the dynamic and tonal capabilities of the whole instrument.

In order to make the flute sound, the player must blow a small yet focused jet of air at the riser on the front edge of the embouchure hole, which causes the airstream to split and vibrate.

The length of the modern flute requires that a child reach a certain size before a comfortable playing position is attainable – this size is normally reached by the age of nine or ten. However, for smaller children, several manufacturers provide the option of a curved headjoint which shortens the distance between the embouchure hole and the first key of the mechanism from 23cm to 9cm, thereby lessening the uncomfortable stretch.

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Parhaiten arvostellut tuotteet

  1. Thomann FL-200 Flute

    Tho­mann FL-200 Flute

    Varastossa
    149 €
  2. Startone SFL-55 Flute

    Star­tone SFL-55 Flute

    Varastossa
    111 €
  3. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Varastossa
    35 €
    44 €
  4. Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Tho­mann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Varastossa
    12,60 €
  5. Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    Tho­mann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    Varastossa
    30 €
  6. Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Tho­mann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Varastossa
    99 €
  7. Clarke Sweetone Tinwhistle D-Major S

    Clarke Swee­tone Tinw­histle D-Major S

    Varastossa
    6,90 €
    10,50 €
  8. Xaphoon Standard C

    Xap­hoon Stan­dard C

    Varastossa
    75 €
    85 €
  9. Clarke Pennywhistle D- Major

    Clarke Pen­nyw­histle D- Major

    Varastossa
    14,90 €
    19,80 €
  10. Clarke Pennywhistle C- Major

    Clarke Pen­nyw­histle C- Major

    Varastossa
    12,90 €
    19,80 €
  11. Thomann Irish Whistle D

    Tho­mann Irish Whistle D

    Varastossa
    4,99 €
  12. Thomann TRS-21G Soprano Recorder Ger.

    Tho­mann TRS-21G Soprano Recorder Ger.

    Varastossa
    3,99 €
  13. Thomann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Tho­mann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Varastossa
    149 €
  14. Thomann Irish Whistle C

    Tho­mann Irish Whistle C

    Varastossa
    4,99 €
  15. Xaphoon Maui C

    Xap­hoon Maui C

    Varastossa
    98 €
    108 €

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Suosituimmat tuotteet

  1. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Varastossa
    35 €
    44 €
  2. Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Tho­mann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Varastossa
    99 €
  3. Thomann FL-200 Flute

    Tho­mann FL-200 Flute

    Varastossa
    149 €
  4. Startone SFL-55 Flute

    Star­tone SFL-55 Flute

    Varastossa
    111 €
  5. Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Tho­mann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Varastossa
    12,60 €
  6. Yamaha YFL-212 Flute

    Yamaha YFL-212 Flute

    Varastossa
    589 €
  7. Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Varastossa
    35 €
    44 €
  8. Yamaha YRS-23

    Yamaha YRS-23

    Varastossa
    9 €
  9. Thomann FL-200C Flute

    Tho­mann FL-200C Flute

    Varastossa
    179 €
  10. Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Varastossa
    29 €
    40,60 €
  11. Thomann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Tho­mann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Varastossa
    149 €
  12. Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus

    Varastossa
    35 €
    44 €
  13. Thomann Polishing Cloth

    Tho­mann Polis­hing Cloth

    Varastossa
    5,50 €
  14. Thomann FL-100 Junior Flute

    Tho­mann FL-100 Junior Flute

    Varastossa
    149 €
  15. Thomann Mouthpiece Cleaning Spray

    Tho­mann Mouth­piece Clea­ning Spray

    Varastossa
    4,90 €
    6,53€ /100ml