I just got a new flute- a good quality Yamaha that was quite expensive. I would love to say that it plays perfectly-but unfortunately, that's not quite the case.
Whenever I play it, it sounds a little raspy/wispy, and the notes aren't very clear. I haven't played it very much, and someone has advised me that because the flute is new, it needs time for all the pads to adjust. When I start to practice it more, it will start to sound better. The same person also told me that because the flute is more advanced than my beginner flute, I need to focus my air and play stronger, or with more air.
I did try to practice more (although I still haven't practiced it that much), and the tone quality does improve when I sit up straighter and hold my flute at a certain angle (I read an article with tips to improve tone).
However, I kind of need to know- will practicing it (or the other tips that I have been given/I have found) work to improve the flute's tone? Or is there a problem and will I need to send the new flute back?
Please also advise any more tips to improve tone quality, if you have any. Thank you so much!! Good day!!