flute start up
Confused about keyed flutes in school bands and the like. Why do they start students in b flat (b something anyway). I know there is a logical explanation but I can’t seem to find it online.
I know most of the flute players here play open wooden flutes. Why do all school bands play in B (something)?
If one switches from one of these flutes to an open d flute, lets say, is the fingering the same?
I perhaps understand the b scale on the keyed flute is easier to play but why were they made this way? Why couldn’t they be tuned to d so the d scale is easier?