To play flute cold means to play without much (if any) time to warm up. There are many situations where you might need to play something cold. You might have a long rest during a concert, or maybe you are running late to a rehearsal.
Whatever the reason, every flutist should know how to play their instrument without much of a warm up. Continue reading “How to Play Flute “Cold””
Sight reading. You either love it or you hate it. Most classically trained musicians have had to sight read at some point. Sight reading practice can seem annoying, but it will help you advance in other areas of music.
There are many instances where your sight reading skills will come into play. Some music groups do not hand out music before rehearsal, so you will need to sight read. Many college and professional auditions will ask you to read something you’ve never seen. Continue reading “Sight Reading Practice”
If you are like most musicians today, you have a lot going on. Sadly, we don’t always have hours to practice. We also don’t have tons of time to warm up be it for a practice session, rehearsal, or a performance.
That’s why I have experimented over the past year with different warm up ideas and have found what works for me. Today, I am going to share some rapid warm ups with you for when you don’t have much time to practice. Continue reading “Rapid (5 Minute) Warm Ups”
It is that time of the year again. School is starting up, and some of you might be preparing for college or ensemble auditions. Because of this, I wanted to share some of the most important flute pieces.
While some auditions do specify what pieces they want you to play, others give you free choice. If the latter is the case, you want to make an informed decision so that you can show off not only your strengths, but your knowledge of the flute and flute repertoire. Continue reading “Important Flute Pieces”
There are many reasons why your practice time is limited. It could be because of work, school, other extracurricular activities, or simply your own well being. In any case, you don’t have a ton of time to practice, so you have to make the most of the time you do have.
When your practice time is limited, you have to learn how to work well in a short amount of time. You can’t waste time setting up your instrument or tuning or doing countless exercises. Continue reading “When Your Practice Time is Limited”