Inline or Offset G Keys
All models are available with your choice of inline or offset G keys to provide the most comfortable left wrist and hand position. There are no pitch or tonal differences.
All flutes come with the choice of footjoint either built to low C or to low B. The B foot extends the range of the flute down to low B. As a result, the footjoint is lengthened by approximately 1 inch. While the low B is increasingly used in repertoire, the extension of the tube has other effects as well. The longer tube creates more resistance in the extreme registers, having a longer air column to "push." Some see this as positive while others prefer the ease of response on a C foot.
To counteract the additional resistance of the B foot, the high C facilitator (commonly referred to as the "gizmo key") closes the low B tonehole to improve the response of the 4th octave C. The high C facilitator is standard on each Miyazawa B-footjoint.
The D# roller helps to facilitate movement between the C# and D# keys of the footjoint, an often challenging area for even the most accomplished flutists.
The C# roller provides additional ease of movement between these keys.
Split E Mechanism
The split E divides the action of the upper and lower G keys, permitting the lower G to close when the third octave E natural is played. This mechanism ensures tonal stability of the high E, secure attacks and smooth slurs between the third octave A and E. For more information, please see our article "The Split E Mechanism and the High E facilitator".
High E Facilitator
An effective, economical alternative to the split E, this donut-shaped ring inserted into the lower G tonehole improves the response of the flute's high E without adversely affecting other notes. The high E facilitator can be added to any Miyazawa flute at any time and can also be removed later if desired. For more information, please see our article "The Split E Mechanism and the High E facilitator".
The versatile C# trill key simplifies many awkward trill and tremolo fingerings. It is exceedingly helpful in difficult technical passages. In addition, use of the C# trill key when playing open C# dramatically improves pitch and clarity.
For more information including a fingering chart, please see our article C# trill key.
The Brögger System™
The Brögger SystemTMis a revolutionary mechanical design that was designed by Danish flutemaker Johan Brögger, who gained international fame and recognition with his Brögger Mekanik approximately 20 years ago. Since then, he has developed the Brögger SystemTM which advances his original concept and includes the ground-breaking Brögger thumb key design.
Miyazawa is proud to be the exclusive company to offer flutes with the Brögger SystemTM: the most advanced and stable mechanism design available in the marketplace today.
For more information about the Brögger SystemTM, please read our article The Brögger System™ Advantage.
|Elegant and refined, ornamental engraving enhances the beauty of the instrument and is available on the lip plate, mechanism, crown and rings. Engraving on the lip plate will provide the added benefit of preventing the flute from slipping.|
|Split E||C# Trill||C#/D# Rollers||Heavy-wall Tubing||Partial Brogger||Brgger System|
|PB-102 Model||X||X||D# Only||X|
|PB-202 Model||X||X||X||D# Only||X||X|
|BR-402 and BR-602 Models||X||X||X||D# Only||X||X|
|Vision and Elite||X||X||X||X||X||X|