The flute is a woodwind instrument whose sound has been adopted to classical, contemporary, rock, pop, and many more styles of music. Flute players hold the flute horizontally and a sound is created by blowing air over the edge of the hole of the flute’s head. Flutists need the second most amount of air for an instrument, next to the tuba. This makes air control essential for flute playing. The modern flute has just over three octaves and is usually pitched in C. There are both higher and lower pitched flutes as well.
Developing a good skill on the flute is something an instructor can guide you through. These skills include embouchure, air support, both finger and air technique, and exercises to help you develop every aspect of the flute.