Starting Out – The Flute

The Blessing Standard Series Winds are designed for beginners allowing for continued development and establishing a solid foundation in sound and technique. Built for the student, they are sturdy and durable without sacrificing ease of play. This allows for early success and builds confidence.

As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is getting the best possible start when it comes to learning the flute. Generally, you will rent a flute to begin with. This allows your child to learn the key features and characteristics of the instrument first. This trial period allows everyone to see how it goes. Build quality, materials, and features are all important however to in the beginning the most important thing to consider is what is the sound quality and is it easy to play.

The Blessing BFL1287 flute is built with silver plated nickel silver body, headjoint, and footjoint. This is a durable material that can withstand the bumps and knocks that are evitable in a student’s hands. It has a silver plated headjoint and a hand cut tone hole which helps provide a quicker responsive sound. A beginner flute usually has closed tone holes to allow player early success with sound production and proper hand technique to eventually move to an open hole model. The shortest part of the flute is called footjoint. On most student flutes this is called a C-foot. It has two keys and plays down to the note C.  C-Foot flute is a little easier to play providing a characteristic brilliant sound.

Lasting, the case is important. You need to be able to comfortably transport the instrument from home to school and back. The Blessing BFL1287 flute features a durable ABS Plastic case that will protect the instrument.

Learning to make a quality sound with the ability to move note to note with good intonation is essential for improvement. Additionally, learning how to properly take care and maintain is critical to the life of the instrument. Establishing these habits early helps you make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase your first flute.