I play a Vietnamese bamboo flute (sáo trúc), but just for fun. $100 is amazingly cheap for a western flute, but it would be even better if you could borrow one, just to see if you can really get into it. It also shouldn't take months to learn to blow a few notes. Take a lesson if you can't get it in an hour or so. Otherwise you're just reinforcing bad habits. One bonus: you'll be able to produce a sound by "playing" coke bottles. One downside: you will do this with every bottle that comes into your hands.
Take a lesson if you can't get it in an hour or so ... you'll be able to produce a sound by "playing" coke bottles.
I am pretty good at making a sound from plastic bottles The beginner lessons sound sensible. I got myself a cheap open hole (no pads) flute and it was so bad that I could not make a sound from it without tilting it at a 45 degree angle This is the reason I am opting for the closed hole version after reading a few users reviews.
My plan B now is to buy the western flute and read a book before giving it a try. I'll let you guys know how it went. Thanks
I spend a lot of time listening to melodies without accompanying words. This include songs from video games / movies / concerts etc. Every now and then I think to myself 'Hmm... this would be perfect if I can play it with a flute'.
Further more I can entertain folks during power outages