The Western concert flute is a family of transverse (side-blown) woodwind instruments made of metal or wood. It is the most common variant of the flute. A musician who plays the flute is called a flautist (in British English), flutist (in American English), or simply a flute player.
This type of flute is used in many ensembles, including concert bands, military bands, marching bands, orchestras, flute ensembles, and occasionally jazz bands and big bands. Other flutes in this family include the piccolo, the alto flute, and the bass flute. A large repertory of works has been composed for flute.
The Western concert flute, a descendant of the medieval German flute, is a transverse treble flute that is closed at the top. An embouchure hole is positioned near the top across and into which the flutist blows. The flute has circular tone holes larger than the finger holes of its baroque predecessors. The size and placement of tone holes, key mechanism, and fingering system used to produce the notes in the flute’s range were evolved from 1832 to 1847 by Theobald Boehm, who helped greatly improve the instrument’s dynamic range and intonation over its predecessors. With some refinements (and the rare exception of the Kingma system and other custom adapted fingering systems), Western concert flutes typically conform to Boehm’s design, known as the Boehm system. Beginner’s flutes are made of nickel, silver, or brass that is silver-plated, while professionals use solid silver, gold and sometimes even platinum flutes.
The standard concert flute is pitched in C and has a range of three octaves starting from middle C or one half step lower when a B foot is attached. This means that the concert flute is one of the highest-pitched common orchestra and concert band instruments.
Mathan School of music is a Western Music School in the city of Coimbatore. The academy trains in Western forms of music. We Teach Electronic Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Piano, Classical Guitar, Recorder & Theory of Music.
FACILITIES IN OUR MUSIC SCHOOL
Once enrolled for the program the student will be provided with the materials for studying. All the study materials are purely structured with notations keeping the originality of music from basic to advanced level. The student has to carry their own Instrument for the classes since it’s a manual instrument. A variety of choices are available for purchase. The training includes the handling of the Instrument from tuning to playing. Once the student is flexible with handling the Instrument they are given more training along with tracks and accompaniment. Western Flute classes are centralized with Air Conditioning for extra comfort and the safety of the students is monitored by 24/7 Camera Surveillance.