Imagine this…you just got out of a meeting or class and you have some time to practice flute. So you head to a practice room, put your flute together, and realize that your dry lips don’t feel so good.
We all struggle with dry lips at some point. But as flute players, it’s important to know how to self-treat your dry lips so you can get back to playing. Continue reading “How to Combat Dry Lips”
Hey flutists! Have you ever wondered if there was a perfect method book? Unfortunately, the perfect method book probably doesn’t exist, but Flute 101 might come close.
This method book is growing in popularity and for good reason. It teaches the flute in a logical progression, and it has amazing tips for teachers and students alike. Continue reading “Flute 101 Review: The Perfect Method for Flutists?”
As a flute player, you probably hear a lot about the flute embouchure. It must be centered for you to get a good sound.
Right? But what if you can’t get a good sound when you play in the center? Are you destined to play another instrument? Continue reading “Flute Embouchure: What is Normal?”
Saint-Saëns’ Volière. Mendelssohn’s Scherzo. And for piccolo players: Rossini’s Semiramide. These excerpts all involve fast notes and a clean articulation. If you want to play these solos successfully, you have to know how to double tongue.
Tonguing is part of life as a flutist. And being able to use your tongue in different ways will help your technique and playing ability. If you’re sick of having to play things under tempo, you have to learn how to double tongue!
Continue reading “How to Double Tongue Faster”
School is coming up next month, and that means a lot of you are probably thinking about buying a flute. But they can be expensive. I have plenty of flute-buying experience, so I have some juicy tips to help you save money on a flute.
Yes, instruments can be expensive, but you shouldn’t pay more than you have to. If you know what kind of flute you’re looking for, that can help. Continue reading “How to Save Money on a Flute”