Is the piccolo played the same as the flute?

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@Danix
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Is the piccolo played the same as the flute?

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Well what the title says. I wanted to know if the piccolo is played the same as the flute. I have read that the fingering is the same, but I have not found anything about the embouchure. Is it the same or not?
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Re: Is the piccolo played the same as the flute?

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Yes and no. The basic fingering is the same, but there are a number of preferred fingerings that are different than flute. For the lips, they are similar but on the piccolo, the embouchure is much smaller than on flute.
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