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Having only experience with open holes, I can't comment on closed. But it seems that the latter are geared towards child beginners. I have pretty small hands (well, not that pretty...) and covering holes has never been a problem. As a fully grown adult, you might as well start as you mean to go on - get an open hole one, and just take care. You'll soon get ...


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A quick look at a couple retail online shops indicates you'll pay (for Yamaha, a good line of starter flutes) around $900 -$1000 for a closed-hole, and maybe $500 more for an open-hole flute. If the money doesn't bother you, then go with open-hole for the reasons given in other answers and comments. If you're not sure you are going to play the flute ...


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When we bought the first flute for our daughter, her teacher recommended open keys and the difference was even hearable for us as uninformed listeners, even if their main purpose is microtonal adjustments in pitch by partial covering. There are two further reasons, which I consider as striking: You are enforced, to set your fingers carefully and correct ...



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