Why choose 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. 

Flutes are really popular instruments as they make a really beautiful sound.  They are easy to assemble and require almost no day to day care.

There are no consumables to buy with a Flute.

Flutes are light and easy to carry around.

Once your reach increases it is simply a case of swapping the curved headjoint with a standard straight headjoint which is already included in the case.
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About the Curved Head Flute

The only difference between the curved head flute and the standard straight flute is the inclusion of the curved headjoint.  The curved head makes the instrument shorter and was invented to make it easier for smaller children to play.  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.

Flutes are found in woodwind groups, concert bands and symphony orchestras, as well as big bands and jazz groups
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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.
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More useful information

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.

The Curved Head Flute packages from Normans Musical Instruments are supplied with with both a curved and a straight headjoint so there is no need to swap the instrument as your child grows.  They are also supplied with the Abracadabra tuition book in addition to the Standard of Excellence book.

For more information on caring for your curved head flute click here.