I have been playing the flute for years, but suddenly after my cold I can't even get a note out. Help.
Answer: When you've been ill and unable to practice for awhile, it can seem difficult to get your notes out. Your embouchure muscles may be swollen and sore still even though you have recovered from the cold. Start playing some long tones and slowly work back into your former practice routine. Don't feel the need to overdo it at first. You will gradually recover your former flute sound.