Metal Headjoint Cuts
Three original embouchure cuts were first created (D, A, and S) which later led to the making of two very popular combination cuts (DA & DS).
Diligente (D) – Most resistant cut with tallest riser wall height; produces a dark and centered core tone. Great response in lower register notes; requires more air support for long or pianissimo phrases.
Ardore (A) – Bright, open sound & free-blowing feel. Embodies the American Flute sound with much vibrancy and strength in the sound; widest cut we offer with lowest riser wall height.
Spianato (S) – Traditional, more conservative cut for smaller ensemble playing. A bit more oval in shape; made to portray a soft and sweet sounding voice.
DA – A cross between the “D” and “A” cut. Even flexibility & resistance throughout all registers. The most popular cut selection among flutists of all levels offering a great mixture and balance of warmth, vibrancy, color change, and clear articulation.
DS – A cross between the “D” and “S” cut. Medium resistance with a more delicate and sweet sound. Great for chamber ensemble playing.