You’ve been playing the C flute for a while, and you love the sound of the low register. So you start to wonder if it’s time to try the alto flute. The alto flute is a relatively new member of the flute family. However, it… Read More »The Alto Flute (Beginner’s Guide)
Hannah Haefele is a flutist and blog writer. She runs Hannah B Flute, a blog and digital sheet music shop for flute players and teachers. Hannah was chosen to participate in a mass premiere of Oxygen by Julia Wolfe at the 2022 National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in Chicago. She earned her masters of music in flute performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in December 2020 under the tutelage of Dr. Christine Erlander Beard. While at UNO, Hannah served as the third flute and piccolo player of the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra In addition to writing and composing, she regularly performs with the Lenexa Community Orchestra and the Kansas City Flute Choir.
Between my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I’ve studied some of the hardest flute pieces in the repertoire. Those works came out of the Baroque era all the way up to the 2010s. If you’re looking to improve your playing, consider learning the following pieces. Here… Read More »The 13 Hardest Flute Pieces
Imagine you find your dream flute and get the perfect sound on it. But after a few months, you notice black spots, or tarnish, starting to appear. One of the best ways to prevent that is to use anti-tarnish strips. The strips sit in your… Read More »Anti-tarnish Strips for Flutes
Are you looking for a good beginner flute for yourself or your child? I’d recommend you try the Yamaha 225SII to determine if it’s a good option for your needs. What Is the Yamaha 225SII? The Yamaha 225SII is an entry-level flute, and it’s great… Read More »The Yamaha 225SII Flute
The recorder and the flute are from the woodwind family. The question is, how do they compare? What are their main differences, and similarities?