Can you discuss the components and construction of Flute ?
There are three main components that make up the flute:
- Head Joint - This is that segment of the flute that has no keys and touches the mouth. The Tuning Cork is also located on the Head Joint which helps to adjust the flute’s intonation.
- The Mouth Hole or the Blow Hole - It is also found on the Head Joint and is the part where the musician blows air to make sound. It could have a rounded rectangular or oval shape. The larger Mouth Hole is good for low notes while a smaller Mouth Hole is good for high notes.
- Body Joint - The Body Joint contains mostly all the keys and is also the largest segment of the flute. It is that part which connects the foot and the head joints together. The keys on the Body Joint are pressed to arrive at a particular pitch.
- Foot Joint - This part of the flute is the shortest and also has very few keys. It actually contains a rod which is to be aligned with the center of the keys that are located on the flute’s body.