What is a Fife?
What is a Fife?
A fife is a small, high-pitched, transverse aerophone, that is similar to the piccolo. The fife originated in medieval Europe and is often used in fife and drum corps, military units, and marching bands. Someone who plays the fife is called a fifer.

A fife is also a good place to start for a child if they are too little for the flute OR if you'd like to learn the flute yourself but they are out of budget reach.

Need a Fife?  You can grab the most popular Yamaha YRF-21Y over on Amazon which happens to be the one I have as well. 

You may also need a book with finger charts and sample music for the beginner.  It happens to be the same book I use for beginning students.

What IS The Fife

First Fife: Holding the Fife

Starting on the Fife: Getting a Sound

First Fife: Making a sound

Fife Embouchure Exercises

How to Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Colonial Fife rosewood in Bb and C-Major

These wooden Fife's are harder to find these days.  I do have one myself BUT I have had it for years.

Now, if it hasn't clicked yet.  You may recognize the fife "historically".  Played when going into battle alongside drums.  Here is the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

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