I Play the Flute

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 353 People

    I was practicing outside,

    and during a pause I heard birds making bird noises, so I copied them. Then a few came to perch on a branch above my head, but they flew away once they realized I wasn't actually a bird. It was awesome!
    Forestwolfpup Forestwolfpup
    16-17, F
    Mar 21

    I like to play flute ,

    I m learning , not perfect but still growing my skill
    Shashii30 Shashii30
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 15

    "So Do You Want to Play At My Wedding?"

    .... Asked my sister last week. I havent played in over 10 years!! I thought: she must be out of her mind to trust me to perform at her wedding with such rustiness. When I played flute in HS, I was fourth seat flute player.  So with a lot of practice, I could...
    EPAngela EPAngela
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2009

    It was my first instrument.

    I don't really know the musical notes, I play by ears.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    Mar 14

    My 5-year Relationship With The Flute :)

    A few hours ago, I received my ABRSM grade 8 flute results -- I got a distinction! :D I know it may not be a significant achievement, but I am pretty excited. Finally... A grade 8 cert, the end of my fight with exams. (I am not planning to go any further) I have been learning...
    chardonnato chardonnato
    16-17
    1 Response Oct 6, 2012

    Flute

    Well I've been playing flute since 4th grade almost 7 years? I love playing all my old elementary school songs and feeling how easy they are and then I love to play all my middle school music....... Where it gets a little harder. Like two or three years ago when I was in eighth...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2008

    The flute is a soothing instrument

    and very versatile. You can play it in bands and in a symphony. I've been playing it for 6 years and continue to play.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    Stereotype And Why I Actually Play The Flute

    Am I the only one who is irritated with the stereotype in this part of the world that any male who plays the flute is AUTOMATICALLY gay? I had to deal with this stereotype for 4 years when I first started to play flute. It even got to the point that ignorant little ****** would...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    I Miss Playing With An Orchestra

    I was very involved with my high school band, I did pit orchestras for shows and participated in a community band.  I loved it!  I still play once in a while for church or weddings or whatever, but I miss being part of an ensemble.  :(    Theres...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2007

    Flutes

    I started to play fipple flute (recorder) when I was seven. Mom was asking me why I want to play flute, or if I don't want to play piano or something else, but I still insisted on flute. So I started. My first teacher noticed I am very endowed, so he gave me more difficult...
    bublina bublina
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    I took one year of formal training in 7th grade

    after that I have taught myself!!! Now I play in my church orchestra.
    KJVgirl92 KJVgirl92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    I Play Flute

    I love flute. If you know anyone debating to play flute tell them it is amazing. Hard at first then everything glides along. I am a very good flute player going into 8th grade my teacher says I play at a highschool level. Which to him is 10th or 11th grade level. Great instrument...
    gomichigan gomichigan
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2013

    My Eva

    Yes, i named my flute Eva. That could be crazy for some people but to me, thats just a way of showing how much i apprecite my flute. I bought her when i was in grade 8.i appreciate how she introduced the musical world. Throughout the years in high school, I'd play my flute for...
    ToBeNormal ToBeNormal
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    I play flute and piccolo in my high school band.

    I'm really excited for next year (my senior year) because I finally got into our school's highest band. Wind Ensemble. It's our school's equivalent to a professional band and I'm pretty excited to finally be in it. I'm just sad I couldn't be in it this year when all my...
    DarkCelestriaRose DarkCelestriaRose
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2014

    Help Me?

    i really like playing flute. my problem is how can i put feelings and more dynamics in the piece? thx
    harmony02 harmony02
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 23, 2013

    Former Sax Dreams

    I learned the play the flute in school as a stepping stone to learn to play the saxophone, since it was an easy introduction to a wind instrument and the fingering was similar. But, then I liked the flute and I still play 20 years later. It's such a dainty and heartfelt sound...
    KamiKasi KamiKasi
    36-40, F
    Oct 7, 2012

    11 years of the most beautiful

    and loyal companion I've ever known Calms my restless spirt Soothes my soul Speaks to me in a way no words ever could Fallows me where ever I decide to go Sings what my heart feels Keeps me company when the silence turns heavy Compliments the herb I inhale Plays well with others...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella
    22-25, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    When Dreams Become True

    one of my dreams was to become a mum but sometimes dreams cannot become true, so few years ago my husband and I decided to adopt a baby and we did so. he was just 9 days old when I took  him for the first time in my arms and really I can' t explain that wonderful feeling I felt...
    ouassima ouassima
    41-45
    Mar 7, 2011

    Rusty

    I played the flute in high school and loved it! For three years my love for the woodwind fell dormant. I even bought a brand new flute some months ago. Today I picked it up and started playing again. I got to jam with my boyfriend which was awesome. Does any one have any...
    EllyJ EllyJ
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2010

    The Only Bad Thing About Flute..

    ..is that it's hard to rock out on.  Ever try playing "Freebird" on flute? *sighs* It just doesn't sound as epic..
    kittenoftheblade kittenoftheblade
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    My Dream

    I love playing the flute, and always have since i first picked it up and played a B flat in 6th grade(: the sound of it when i play is just beautiful to me and everyone who hears it. And it's a flute, alot of people hear it. Its my career plan for my life, with me going to China...
    Flareguy Flareguy
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2010

    Flue

    I have played flute since 6th grade and I was a natural at it. I now can play over 275 songs
    secret21 secret21
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    Flute For Me Was a Calling

    I play flute. I started  when  i  was 8 years  old. I have  no  idea why  i  wanted to play  flute. I took  home a  school newsletter  offering music  lessons at the local  high school  in  our...
    frogeyes frogeyes
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    Total band nerd, played flute throughout middle

    school and graduated top flute in 8th grade. I started my freshman year in August and found out I can't have band and there is no after school band. The BD said the only way for me to join band is if I drop my AP class(not gonna happen) or take PE during summer(doing that) so I...
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    Flute >> Piccolo

    I play the flute in my school's military band, for marching band competitions. I play the piccolo too, in my school's military band, for concert band competitions. Despite piccolo being more attractive and suitable for me, I MISS THE FLUTE! the vibrations from the instrument...
    Thlabyrinth Thlabyrinth
    16-17
    1 Response Mar 7, 2011

    Flute Player

    i've played the flute for over 30 years. A wonderful instrument with such tone, sonority and possibilities.Enjoy talking to other flutists.Those of us who are flutists, all share in our joy of playing this instrument.Happy fluting!
    jim3130 jim3130
    56-60
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2011

    It's So Beautiful.

    Honestly, have you guys ever just completely winged it? No music, just emotion? It's so beautiful. How it can be so gentle and smooth while lilting to the next measure.. I just really love it. I've been playing for ten years and will never stop.
    catcatt catcatt
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2008

    I started playing my freshman year of high

    school. I chose music over art class, and everybody in the music class got to choose one of the instruments that the school had. It was a really small class that was full of Saxophone players, a couple clarinets, and some brass. Somehow I ended up being the only floutist. You...
    OwlishL OwlishL
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    Music Is A Life Saver

    Music has saved me more than once. It helps me getaway from home and my band classroom is my home away from home.I have played the flute for six years now. I still love it and play whever I can. I have the absolute best band teacher in the world and i dont know what I waould do...
    PerfectRainbows PerfectRainbows
    16-17, F
    Jan 13, 2012

    I Elearned In School...

    The school I used to go to made every student play an instrument, and I played the flute. I learned it for years and now I can play really well, but I never play it anymore...
    Kali96 Kali96
    16-17, F
    Nov 13, 2012

    I Play Flute

    I love flute. If you know anyone debating to play flute tell them it is amazing. Hard at first then everything glides along. I am a very good flute player going into 8th grade my teacher hEy says I play at a highschool level. Which to him is 10th or 11th grade level. Great...
    gomichigan gomichigan
    16-17, F
    Jul 21, 2013
    BellaScroonchi BellaScroonchi
    16-17, F
    Jan 21, 2014

    Want to Again

    I played flute in high school.   It was the first thing I could do reasonably well, and I enjoyed. As I grew though, without a band or orchestra to play in and work, and family taking away my time, I dropped it.  I miss it though and it's my plan to find...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl
    41-45, F
    May 27, 2008

    From Flute to Oboe

    When I was little I was enchanted by the flute and the bird when I listened to Peter and the Wolf. It was light, fluttering, graceful and effervescent and I liked that. Birds are awesome too. Even though I play oboe now, it was the flute I noticed in Peter and the Wolf. When I...
    moonlitReveries moonlitReveries
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    I am currently playing the flute

    for 3 years and as a junior high boy in 7th grade... I play at college level.
    ethan2159194105 ethan2159194105
    18-21, M
    May 12, 2015

    I do play the flute and I have

    for awhile, but I have kind of an awkward question to ask: Does anyone else break out on their chin where the flute lays because of chemicals on the flute & oil on skin mixing? Or is that just me?
    Oldestof7 Oldestof7
    18-21, F
    Mar 14

    Fasara

    I love my flute, just started though, I hope to continue this through my life, it's the most beautiful instrument and music means a lot to me.
    QuilTheAnimal QuilTheAnimal
    13-15, F
    Aug 13, 2012

    Love the Flute

    I have been playing the flute since last year and I have caught on pretty fast. I am in the advanced band in school and people tell me that I'm pretty good. I wouldn't want to play any other instrument, the flute is so beautiful. I'm going to play the flute...
    dolphingal28574 dolphingal28574
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    I'm Loving It

    So I have this problem. I love to Music. Whenever I can a practic my Flute, write music, or jam it up with my Ipod. I mean, playing the flute is not just a hobbie for me. It's my life. I may not be great at it but I will work my butt off just for a higher chair placement. I am...
    lynnz10 lynnz10
    16-17
    1 Response Jun 23, 2008

    I played flute through elementary school,

    junior year, and high school. I played flute in marching band all four years. (Well technically only 3 years because I played piccolo one of those years.) Unfortunately, I haven't touched my flute in a while. :( I don't have much time to play anymore. I miss it and miss fellow...
    redsonsuperman4753 redsonsuperman4753
    22-25
    Mar 2

    Flute Playing

    I started playing in year 2 I think, it was my first proper instrument. I wanted to play it ever since I got the game Barbie princess bride, random, I know... But there was this game on it with a big orchestra where you had to match the music to the instrument, and I liked the...
    damarisfae damarisfae
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2013

    I wish now that I'd of stuck with my musical

    lessons as a kid. I tried to learn to play the flute. Long story short life was turbulent then and I had to give it up.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Still An Amateur

    I started in the sixth grade and played all the way through high school. I don't play as much anymore and, despite having a flute in my possession for over ten years, I still consider myself an amateur.
    Imwaiting Imwaiting
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 5, 2008

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