I realise this is a rather large topic , but I just bought a flute on eBay. Buffet Crampon 6000 FWIW. Seems to be in reasonable nick (I can get a few notes out of it), but as I can't play the flute it's hard to be sure. Anyone got any advice on good books/websites for beginners? Can't afford time or money for lessons, and it's just for fooling around on, at least for the moment. Even some advice on how to hold the thing without dropping it when you play a C or C# would be useful.