Flutes: Range

All flutes have the same written range, apart from the piccolo (which only goes down to written D4).
Alto and bass flutes, however, are limited in the upper register depending on the capabilities of individual instruments and players.

The range of the piccolo:
The low B foot joint on the flute:
The joint itself:
Dynamic shapes
Longest possible notes

Hear the range of flute or piccolo by clicking on the notes in the range maps.
First choose whether you want to hear Piccolo or C Flute.

Flutes: range

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