A 6-hole flute gives you a bit more range in that you can play more scales, including the relative major diatonic scale. If this does not make sense to you now, it will in the future as you play these scales.

Most of our flutes now are 6-hole flutes. We ship them with a leather tie over the 3rd hole from the top so it looks like a 5-hole flute but, when you are ready, the leather tie can be removed and you have a 6-hole flute.