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posted: 8/4/2004 at 6:42:43 PM ET
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Hi I was wondering what the difference between beginner flute and open hole flute is? I mean I know that flutes with no holes are beginner flutes. I know that you have plugs for each hole and stuff but id there any other difference? I mean anything you can think of. Please help.

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posted: 8/5/2004 at 12:21:06 PM ET
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While an open hole (or French Model) flute is considered and intermidiate or advanced model flute many beginners start on open hole flutes. The closed (or Plateau Model) flute is generally considered a beginners horn. Many of our beginning flutes use open hole flutes. they are generally a little better horn and promote correct finger positions because of the open holes. Closed hole horns tend to promote sloppy finger position because they can be played correctly with incorrect finger positions. If my daughter played flute,I would have purchased an open hole flute for her. Hope this helps.

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posted: 9/13/2004 at 11:33:37 AM ET
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an open holed flute produces a better sound and increases technicality hugely.your hand position is much better and the correct position suddenly is very important.i would recommend an open hole for anyone because however experienced or inexperienced you are you need to have the correct technical skills!!

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