Keyed vs Keyless Flutes
I have played mostly plectrum instruments most of my life. I haven’t been sessioning for awhile due to lack of time, but I’ve been playing a bit of whistle for personal enjoyment, and quite liking it. It’s not my favorite ITM instrument, due to it’s shrillness. I’m much more inclined to the tone and register of flute. Amongst the more “pure drop” instruments, I think flute speaks to me the most.
I’ve considered picking up a Forbes Delrin flute eventually. I live in the Arizona desert, so wood seems like it would be quit an undertaking in this climate, plus I hear so many positive comments on the Forbes flutes.
Anyway, my question to all you flutists would be: do keyed flutes make a big difference? I ask because if I were to find a keyed flute that I can afford, I wonder if it would be worth the extra expense. All useful comments are much appreciated.