If you're looking to purchase a Flute in C, you've come to the right place. At Dawkes we have a wide range of flutes available to purchase, and many of these are of the Flute in C variety. The Flute in C, also known as a concert flute, is a common orchestral instrument that is part of the woodwind family, and is made of either metal or wood. (more...) It's played transverse, which means the player holds the instrument out to the side and blows into the mouthpiece / hole to make the instrument produce a sound. The sound produced by a Flute in C is a delicate, whimsical and beautiful tone, which is part of the reason it's such a popular instrument.
The Flute in C, is the most commonly played flute, and it's the one you're most likely to spot in a band or orchestra. Other instruments in the flute family include the piccolo, alto, and the bass flute, however these aren't as widely played as the concert flute, partly due to the musical opportunities and also because of the advanced techniques required. Because the Flute in C is a popular instrument, it is played widely across a variety of music styles, and in a variety of bands too. You'll find flutes in big bands, military bands, and orchestras, as well as some jazz bands too. If you're just picking up the instrument to begin learning - this is good news for you - as it means there are lots of musical avenues to explore.
If you are starting flute lessons, or you're a beginner - it is mostly likely the Flute in C that you'll begin learning with - and most flautists will start using a concert flute. Once you become a player of the flute, you'll be able to call yourself a flautist, flutist or fluter. We aim to provide the best possible flute choices at Dawkes and flautists appreciate the range of brands and diversity of styles we offer.
We stock brands such as Yamaha, Pearl, Azumi, Altus, Miyazawa and Windcraft - and our knowledgeable staff will always be more than happy to advise you which brand or model might be best suited to your skills or musical style. For many flute players, they start their musical journey playing the flute in C, and progress to more advanced flutes (such as the piccolo or bass flute) if they want to have different plating experiences in ensembles. Our website has a wide range of flutes in C for you to browse through, and each style has full details listed and displayed on the product pages. If you need more information than what's given, our team are always happy to help.