Flute.com

Flute.com is developing the best independent flute social network and online flute resource. At flute.com we are your best resource for finding the best sources for flute sheet music, discovering online learning, taking flute lessons, finding a flute instructor, and finding the best flute manufacturers such as Burkart, Powell, Abell, Yamaha and others.

The British Flute Society

The British Flute Society is Europe's oldest flute organisation and has a lot to offer its members. Pan, the Society's journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Every quarter Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.

Flute Lovers Emporium

Since 1999, we are the premier flute gift store for flutists. You'll find your favorite items on our site along with new, exclusive gifts and unique seasonal merchandise.

Flute Acoustics

How does a flute work? This introduction gives first the simple explanations, then the subtleties. It requires no mathematics, nor any special acoustics knowledge. Some more technical references are listed.


History of the Flute

Welcome to the world of flute history. This site contains information and resources for learning about the transverse flute and flute-playing in Western Europe and America over the past 800 years. It's designed for players of the modern instrument as well as earlier types, such as renaissance and baroque flutes.

The Woodwind Fingering Guide: Flute

Contains a list of all available fingering charts for Boehm-system flutes, which are the modern, most common type used today in bands and orchestras. The fingerings apply to all sizes (piccolo, concert flute, alto flute, and bass flute) of closed-G# flutes (the common option, as opposed to the rarer open-G# models) unless specified otherwise. Each fingering chart is split up by acoustic octaves, whose ranges are notated and clickable. Trills and tremolos are arranged in order by the lower, principal note.

The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk