Tuning a Flute with the Slide and EmbouchureUntil you can produce good strong notes over the lower and upper octaves, don't worry about tuning. When you are ready, start by positioning the tuning slide so you produce a strong, full G at proper pitch. Beginners usually blow harder on the second octave causing it to sound sharp. With the flute, you don't blow harder to get the second octave; you adjust your embouchure by tipping your head up or down slightly, or by rolling the flute toward or away from you. Blowing down into the hole makes a note flatter, and blowing across the hole makes it sharper. Your tuning will improve, as your lip muscles strengthen and you develop a tighter embouchure.
Tuning a Flute with the Head End CorkIf the head-cork moves, your flute will get out of tune with itself (i.e., low notes not in tune with high notes). If this happens, use a 1/2-5/8" dowel apply steady, gentle pressure to move the cork. Keep the barrel section slid over the tuning slide so that you do not damage the slide. The cork is in the correct position when you are able to play both low B and high B in tune with each other.Roosebeck Transverse Flute Satinwood Irish Tuning Key D. Satinwood Transverse Flute - This flute is in the key of D. The flute has 3 pieces which are tunable by adjusting the length of the mouthpiece. The double holes allow you to play the chromatic scale.