Not need to extend, my answer is, YES!
Dear my friends, I want to ensure you that, a guide, a master, or a teacher explaining the basics and details is essential not only for the reed flute, but for all the instruments that spring to mind. But especially for reed flute, a guide is necessary, in my opinion. I would never want you to be one of those people who say, “I made a sound in 3 months” or “I made a sound in 6 months” when it comes to reed flute.
Let me tell you what I saw. When a master tells someone who is learning to play the reed flute for the first time to “hold the flute like this“, “place and tighten your lips on this manner” or “adjust the blowing intensity like this” after a few tries, you can generate a sound from the flute. Actually, it’s not that difficult. It also depends on the lip structure, however creating a sound does not require such a long time.
Here, besides what the teacher said, I would like to share three resources that I really benefited from as additional resources. All of them are Turkish. If you want to get some in English, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
First one is Neyzen Mehmet YÜCEL’s reed flute method. It is quite detailed:
Second one is Neyzen Süleyman ERGUNER’s method:
Third one is “Classical Turkish Music Theory and Tunes” book written by Şeref Çakar. . It includes respectably tunes like segah, hijaz, nihavend, ussak, rast, etc.
Listening is imperative to play a musical insturment. A master is a need but listening good examples of players of the instrument is also necessary. If you wonder what to listen to practice good, click here…
Ps: Neyzen Ahmed Şahin, Neyzen Sadreddin Özçimi and Neyzen Yasin Özçimi while practicing..