Expert players can get fully chromatic articulation by using half hole & different embouchure techniques.
As a beginner, you will only be expected to play the basic lower Octave scale.
Care & Maintenance
To keep your flute in top condition, try to follow these basic guidelines:
1. Keep it from drying out! The pro models have been treated with Tung Oil. The standard models, Mineral Oil. You can maintain both types with either Oil. Time between treatments is up to you. But, if it feels dry, then it's time.
2. Do not leave it in your car on a cold winter night, or a hot summers day.
3. Don't let it get rained on, or store it in a damp basement. After playing, wipe down any condensation from your breath.
4. Keep it in a safe place, away from dogs, babies & wrestling matches.
Remember: 'A flute on the floor is a flute no more.'