My lab coat and I had so much fun teaching an Interactive Flute Lab class today at the Arizona Flute Society’s summer camp!! We learned all about sound and how the flute works, and lots of practical tips on how to use acoustics, air speed, and air quantity to play better!
Here are some of my favorite props:
🎶 Boomwhackers: Showing how tube length affects the pitch and how doubling the tube length lowers the pitch by an octave
🎶 Straws: Demonstrating how aperture size affects air speed and how the strike edge of the embouchure hole splits the air to create sound vibrations
🎶 Pinwheels: So we can see exactly how fast our air is going! An aperture that is too wide or too small is limiting!
Colorful Clef students, if you missed this class, be sure to catch it later this year at the next Bring-a-Buddy class!