I love the flute, it is my main instrument, after all. So, for this post, I want to let you know what websites I love for flute. I have a few categories and each has one or two websites for the category that I like to visit!
The websites are broken down into the following categories: Sheet Music, Advice/Information, and Instruments/Gear.
FluteTunes is a great place to find sheet music for flute and you can find various instrumentations, such as flute solo, dust, trio, flute and keyboard, flute and bass instrument, and more. There are pieces of all time periods and difficulties. This website also has scales, fingering charts, and instructions on transposition if you want to play a duet or other piece with an instrument in Bb or Eb. This site is completely free, and with the wide variety of music, there is a good chance that you will find something that suits your needs!
The International Sheet Music Library Project (ISMLP) is a great place to find sheet music for almost any instrument you can think of. Flute is one of the instruments, and I believe they also have sheet music for the various auxiliary flutes like piccolo, alto, and bass flutes. They also have music for flute + other instruments. The site can be categorized by instrumentation, genre, composer, difficulty as well as other options. They have original music and arrangements.
MusicaNeo is a good site if you are looking for arrangements or pieces written by new and upcoming composers. They have some free sheet music, but a lot does cost money, though not much. I have a site
on there with my pieces. If you do spend money on there, I believe that you are doing some good with your money, because you are supporting artists and composers who may not have a contract with a major publisher. This is another website for more than just flute, but for flutists, they do have a free PDF of the Taffanel & Gaubert
This site is run by a woman named Jennifer Cluff, she is based in Canada, so the information she provides regarding levels are based on levels in Canada, but she does convert them to other systems of determining the difficulty of music. She also provides information on buying a flute, starting lessons, and general tips that are not very specific but can be applied in different ways because they are general.
This site is more for people who play other woodwinds in addition to flute, but the owner of this site, Bret Pimentel, gives good advice and information about playing multiple woodwinds, including flute. You can also find advice on switching off between instruments when practicing. Other than that, I don’t have too much to say, but the blog is very good.
This site is a general online shop for wind instruments (they also have a small selection of strings and keyboards), but I think they have quality instrument accessories. I am not sure about the instruments, but they do have good brands. (Always check with a professional before you make a purchase)
While Amazon is a pretty generic website, they have quite a selection of accessories such as cases, instrument stands, cleaning swabs, sheet music, and a few instruments, but as with WWBW, check with a trusted pro before investing heavily in an instrument over the internet. This is a great resource if you already have an Amazon Prime account.
As of writing this, I have not had enough experience with flute-specific websites for instruments and gear, but I hope to add a couple of websites under that category sometime in the future.
Thanks for reading!
So do you play flute or another instrument? What are your favorite music-related websites? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @HannahHaefele