Getting rid of throat noise

Basics of Flute Playing, Tone Production and Fingerings

Moderators: Classitar, pied_piper, Phineas

Post Reply
AJplaystheflute
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:03 pm

Getting rid of throat noise

Post by AJplaystheflute » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:14 am

I've watched on various YouTube videos about throat noise. It's a terrible habit I remember having many times as a child while whistling, and sometimes when I played clarinet. I need to relax my throat while playing and make sure that only the flute makes the sound, not me. The flute is very unforgiving of throat sounds (guh uh uh uh) while I could sometimes get away with it on the clarinet. These days while practising, that is first and foremost on my agenda for progress.

AJ (Flute Newbie age 52)

User avatar
pied_piper
Posts: 1837
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:31 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Getting rid of throat noise

Post by pied_piper » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 pm

Practice saying "hah" to open the throat and then think it while playing so that you keep the same throat shape without engaging the vocal folds. Think like you are whispering "hah"
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

AJplaystheflute
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:03 pm

Re: Getting rid of throat noise

Post by AJplaystheflute » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:46 am

Thank you! That helped a lot!

Post Reply