Tenor or Voice flute

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    Kailen Cresp
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    Hi all
    I am looking at getting either a Tenor or a voice flute at a=415 I do a lot of period playing in different specialist groups. I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on whether a Tenor in C or a Voice Flute in D would be better to get first?

    Any advice would be appreciated,

    Regards,

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    Richard Hureau
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    I should think a tenor in C would be better to get first. They are much more widely used in recorder ensembles. In fact, I think voice flutes are most often used to play transverse flute music on recorder. If you were going to be playing such music with a “specialist group” (it’s hard to know what you mean by this), I would think they’d more likely want an actual flute.

    Also, you’d have a larger choice of instruments with tenor. Seems to me that voice flutes are so specialized that they are all high-end instruments. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mid-priced one.

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    Aulos303
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    They would be good for just playing at home though, but like you say, they are very expensive. Pity that Aulos or Yamaha don’t make one.

    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing.

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