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. This 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”
Part of productive practicing is working with yourself. You have to practice when you practice best.
That way, you won’t waste time or energy. And you can still reach all of the same goals you set for yourself. Continue reading “How to Practice Best”
As a flute and piccolo player, I read ledger lines a lot. Pretty much every piece of music goes above the staff. And some even go slightly below the staff.
But the flute goes pretty high. And some of those ledger lines can be hard to read. That’s why you should know how to read ledger lines with ease.
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