Choosing the best flute for any particular Flutist depends on many factors. How much money you want to spend? How important is durability? How important is tone? - All these considerations will effect the buyer’s decision, but that’s exactly why there are so many flute models on the market. Careful research can be the first step in finding the right flute for you.Professional Flutes are the top range flutes, available in standard specifications built to the highest quality possible, they offer the professional player a choice of elegant sounding instruments with a range of options to customise the flute to their requirements. The quality of these Flutes enables the player to consistently execute technical passages with ease.
Players must also consider whether an open hole (French model) flute or a standard (Plateau model) flute is right for them. Certain manufacturers make both models available as an intermediate or student flute. The French style flute has the exact keys and mechanisms of the Plateau model, except the centers of five keys are open. This means, a flautist must make sure to cover the entire key with their fingertip to obtain proper tone and pitch.
There are several advantages to an open hole flute. First, proper finger position is encouraged by forcing the player to cover the entire key. Because its holes aren’t muffled by keys, The French style flute’s tone is slightly louder and clearer. Special effects like bending a pitch or sliding up to a note is possible by covering the hole in a fluid motion rather than all at once. And the third octave notes on an open hole French model have slightly better tuning.