Today is my first day picking up a flute.... Actually, It's my first day picking up any instrument, I'm 47 & although they say that an old dog cannot learn new tricks, I want to give it a try.
Age has taught me that you cannot build anything without a good foundation, so despite my nearest flute teacher being many miles away I shall be making the journey when I get some time off.
In the meantime I thought that I would work on my embouchure. After a little time this morning I could play a note on the headpiece just fine, so went on YouTube to see how to put the flute together & play my first note (D) & discovered that I couldn't find embouchure. After an hour I hit the note well once or twice but struggled to find embouchure again but when I went back to just the headpiece I can find embouchure every time. Is this common?
I have ordered a music stand to ensure that I shall remain with my head up & not looking down & a book that seems to be recommended on here called Trevor Wye: Abeginners book for the flute.
As for learning to read music, is flute music the same to read as say piano music or are they different?
Lots of second hand stores seem to have beginners sheet music for piano.... That said, I must remember about that good foundation I spoke of & not try and run before I can walk & try & get a note first!