Asked by: Donna Starcher
It’s always acceptable to be seated. Standing is more conventional for a single soloist, but a group of performers would be seated.
Where does flute players sit in the orchestra?
Woodwinds: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and related instruments. These players sit a few rows back from the conductor, in the center of the orchestra.
How do you stand when playing the flute?
So one of the real kind of fundamental. Points about how we stand only play the flute is the fact that we are playing an instrument that is out to the side. And we are holding it up to the side.
How many flutes does an orchestra have?
Modern flutes are made of silver, gold or platinum; there are generally 2 to 4 flutes in an orchestra. A standard flute is a little over 2 feet long and is often featured playing the melody.
Do orchestras have flute?
There are 2-4 flutes in an orchestra. The flute section of the orchestra often includes a piccolo, which is a half-size version of a flute that plays twice as high! The word piccolo means “small” in Italian.
Can you play the flute sitting down?
So the answer to the question should you sit or stand when you play the flute. It's a both are fine but both can be bad as well.
Where do the best players sit in an orchestra?
The most skilled musician sits in the first chair of each section and plays any solo parts for that instrument. The next most skilled player would sit in the second chair and the least skilled musician would sit in the last chair of his or her section.
What angle do you hold a flute?
45 degree angle
Letting your flute “droop” is a common mistake made by new players. Always make sure the instrument is held horizontally, directly parallel to the floor, instead of playing at an angle. Focus on making a 45 degree angle with your elbows to help you maintain the proper position.
How high can flutes play?
The modern flute has three octaves plus C7–C♯7–D7 in the fourth octave. Many modern composers used the high D♯7; while such extremes are not commonly used, the modern flute can perform up to an F♯7 in its fourth octave.
What is the lowest flute note?
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.
What is the lowest instrument in the orchestra?
Made of about sixteen feet of tubing, the tuba is the lowest-sounding member of the brass family. It is one of the newest instruments in the orchestra, having first appeared in the mid-19th century. The concert tuba generally has four or five valves and is held upright in the player?
Can a left handed person play the flute?
While people who are naturally left-handed have learned to play the flute the same way as a right-handed person, there could be some benefits to the idea of a left-handed flute. Viento’s website lists a couple of ideas that are interesting to consider.
How do you comfortably hold a flute?
And you start with a G sharp key over here you put your baby finger on there and keep it round and then you put down your ring finger your middle finger. And your index finger.
How should a beginner hold a flute?
Stand or sit up nice and straight nice and tall and make sure the angle of your flute is going almost straight out towards the wall. We don't want to be too far down like. This.
How do you put lips on a flute?
If you looking in the mirror roll it out this edge or the edge closest to you of that hole of the embouchure hole should be right on that edge of your lip.
Is there such thing as a bass flute?
The bass flute is a member of the flute family. It is in the key of C, pitched one octave below the concert flute. Despite its name, its playing range makes it the tenor member of the flute family.
How do you finger a flute?
So I just recap skip one put your finger skip one with your finger put your finger. Now for your thumb. Behind. Here you have two little keys that we don't touch and here you have this.
WHAT IS F on the flute?
Do are cut either cover it up or do not have any holes right now. So again thumb behind then first finger down and then pinky down right there. And that's how we're gonna play our F.
What is Cb on flute?
Cb is B natural. But no one’s explained why, so I’ll do that: What a sharp or a flat sign really means is to raise or lower a pitch by a half step. So Ab means a half step below A. And C# means a half step above C.