Woodwind

The Curved Head Flute

The curved head flute is simply a normal flute with an additional curved headjoint.  When using the curved headjoint the instrument is shorter and therefore easier to use for smaller children. 

Once your reach increases it is simply a case of swapping the curved headjoint with a standard straight headjoint.  As both headjoints are included in the package there's nothing else to buy and you can take your time swapping over.

Check out the links below for lots more useful information.
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Curved Head Flute History

The only difference between the curved head flute and the standard straight flute is the inclusion of the curverd headjoint which makes it easier to play for smaller children.  They sound exactly the same.

The earliest flutes date back over 35,000 years making them one of the oldest instruments in the world.  They have been made out of lots of different materials including wood, bone, ivory, silver and even gold.

The sound is produced by blowing across the hole in the head joint, similar to how you make a sound by blowing across the top of a bottle.

The notes are changed by covering different combinations of holes which effectively make the pipe longer or shorter.  

Flutes are found in woodwind groups, concert bands and symphony orchestras, as well as big bands and jazz groups
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Curved Head Flute Prices

The Norman's Rental option costs £17.50 per month and if you make 24 payments you can keep the instrument.  You can cancel your agreement after making a minimum of 3 payments.

The Norman's Purchase option costs £255 and if you return the instrument within 6 months you get 75% back.

Remember, when getting your instrument from Normans you get your first 10 lessons at half price.

To see what is included in the instrument packages click here.
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Curved Head Flute Maintenance

The most important thing to remember when looking after your curved head flute is to dry it inside and out after use.

To help avoid sticking pads try not to eat or drink anything sugary before playing.

Remember to return it to its case each time after you've finished playing.

For more information on caring for your curved head flute click here.
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Listen to the Curved Head Flute

The curved head flute sounds exactly the same as the straight flute.

Click here to listen to an example.