Flat Seery flute?
1st post here so be gentle please!
I’ve been playing whistles for a while and about three years ago got a wooden flute. It was an old open holed German thing with keys that didn’t work.
I ripped the keys off and covered the holes with duct tape. It was great for learning on. I went on leave to New Zealand and came back with a Seery flute which I struggled with.
A few months later I got my hand trapped in an armoured door which put an end to flute playing for a while.
Now my hand is better I’ve started trying to get the Seery up and running. I can play what sounds like a tune but it is very consistently flat.
In fact, I’m playing exactly in C#.
I’ve been playing it a fair bit but just can’t seem to get it up that semitone where it needs to be.
It’s also much harder to play than the old German thing which sounds really nice, is perfectly in tune and I can just about handle a session with.
I doubt very much the flute is at fault, rather my playing but I’m not sure where I’m going wrong. Other than being flat it sounds a bit ‘plasticky’ which is also what makes me think it’s me.
Any suggestions gratefuly recieved.