Just wondering if any of you advanced flutists know of any tips or tricks for hitting notes on the opposite ends of the flute spectrum. I'm an intermediate level flutist. Last week in a rehearsal, someone gave me a tip for getting out first (low) octave C every time. I'm usually pretty good with low C, but occasionally when I need it, I either get a weak note or just air. (I'm always working on embouchure, air speed and direction, etc.) The tip I was shown last week was to finger low C (but do not put down the left ring finger). Smack the left ring finger down firmly just as you begin to play low C. You will really belt it out then! Works every time. We were all trying it in band and laughing like a group of hyenas over how easy it was!
Just wondering--do any of you advanced flutists know of any other tips or tricks to make playing the more difficult notes (especially the low and high notes) a little easier? There have to be other tricks out there! I was surprised that no one had ever shown me this tip before. Thank you!