5. The Mechanism

The mechanism or ‘keywork’ of the flute is found on the body and footjoint - the keys are depressed with the player’s fingers onto the ‘tone-holes’ of the flute in order to change the pitch that is produced.

Unlike the tone-holes of wooden instruments, which are normally carved into the body of the instrument, the tone-holes of the modern flute are either extruded or ‘drawn’ from the body of the tube, or soldered directly onto the tube. In both cases, the tone-holes protrude from the tube by around 5mm at their highest and 1mm at their lowest.

Drawn tone-holes are made by a machine which extrudes them from the tube of the instrument through the use of heat and spinning ball-bearings, and then rolls the top of them down until they are flat and even.

Soldered tone-holes are soldered to the tube by hand, which is a labour intensive and time consuming job. Drawn tone-holes are therefore usually found on most student and mid-range instruments, and it is generally only handmade instruments played by professionals that are made with soldered tone-holes.

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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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  • Generation
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  • Muramatsu
  • Adler Heinrich
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  • Artino
  • Azumi
  • Thomann

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. Yamaha YFL-212 Flute

    Yamaha YFL-212 Flute

    Varastossa
    589 €
  6. Thomann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Tho­mann FL-200R Flute Open Holes

    Varastossa
    149 €
  7. Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Tho­mann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Varastossa
    12,60 €
  8. Yamaha YRS-23

    Yamaha YRS-23

    Varastossa
    9 €
  9. Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Varastossa
    35 €
    44 €
  10. Thomann FL-200C Flute

    Tho­mann FL-200C Flute

    Varastossa
    179 €
  11. Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Varastossa
    29 €
    40,60 €
  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