||Wind, flutophones are made of plastic.
|How to play:
||Flutophones have an aperture at the bottom. Usually the thumb of the left hand is used to cover this aperture when playing.
The index, middle & ring finger of the left hand is used to cover the upper 3 apertures, however the little finger is not used. Notes are produced when the finger aperture are opened & closed.
||Fingering for the flutophone is similar to a recorder. To play middle C all the apertures, including the one at the bottom, are all covered.
|Difference of Flutophones From Recorders
||• Flutophones is easy to use and requires less air control.
• Recorders have excellent tone quality, & the flutophones may sound shrill because the mouthpiece has a built-in whistle. However as a good practice you can produce sweet music with it.
• The finger holes of the flutophone have grooves making it easy to tell if you're covering the hole properly. On recorders the holes are smooth.