Instruments Introduction

There are many different types of keyed flutes. They can be built with three or up to
fourteen keys. Basically keys have three functions. They:

– avoid cross fingerings for F, G sharp and B flat
– realize trills in the right tone (for example the C, D-E or C sharp key)
– extend the range of the flute in the low register (as the C-, B- or G-foot)

Other keys are double keys (for example the short and long F-key)