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”
Playing the flute is super fun, and people young and old love and benefit from it. But not all of us have the means to find a flute to learn on. That’s one reason why world flutes are amazing!
World flutes are usually cheaper and easier to find than the typical student flute. So if you’re on a budget and want to start playing music, give a world flute a try! Continue reading “World Flutes: An Accessible & Affordable Choice?”
I’ll be honest. The first flute that I owned was a cheap, no-name flute from Amazon. My parents got it for me for Christmas, and I loved that thing. But eventually I started to wonder…are cheap flutes worth it?
After all, I had to upgrade to a more reliable student flute just months later. Continue reading “Are Cheap Flutes Worth It?”
Imagine this. You’re in orchestra rehearsal and you have a tricky passage coming up. Or even worse. You have a long held C sharp. So, you bust out your knowledge of alternate fingerings for flute.
From fast technical passages to expressive solos, alternate fingerings can improve your flute technique. Continue reading “Alternate Fingerings for Flute”