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Thread #25961   Message #420990
Posted By: Roger in Sheffield
19-Mar-01 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: Help: when you hold a flute...
Subject: RE: Help: when you hold a flute...
You are quite right Jon, there are simple flutes (no keys) and Boehm system flutes (which are fully keyed) and a whole range of intermediates. The keyless flutes are more suited to traditional styles of playing and the Boehms are better for classical music. I do believe there are real 'Irish'flutes though, the ones that had expensive key work on the original instrument which was then removed by irish players as the keys 'got in the way'. These flutes will have filler in the bodywork where the extra tone holes would have been!!

Now can you help with me achy thumb anyone?????