What are the best piccolo accessories? You should consider a few items to add to your piccolo or flute case.
I’ve collected these items over the years, and some are more useful than others. But they all come in handy in at least a few scenarios.
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Are you tired of always playing the C flute in your band or orchestra? You might want to play piccolo in your ensembles.
I’ve played piccolo in marching band, wind ensemble, orchestra, and flute choir. Read on to learn more about why you should play in these groups.
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Flute maintenance is something every player should learn. Even if you’re a beginner, you need to at least know the basics.
The right care can help make your flute last longer. And you can go longer between trips to your flute technician, so you can save money. But flute and piccolo care can differ.
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When you think of the piccolo, do you cringe? Think about the high screaming sounds? Well, maybe you just haven’t played the right piccolo music.
Some music can be too hard for piccolo newbies, and it may give you the wrong impression of the instrument. Fortunately, there are plenty of great books and pieces for piccolo players.
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Every musician will go through it eventually. Auditions can involve a lot of emotions and a lot of music, including orchestral excerpts.
If you have an upcoming audition, you may need to study some orchestral music. Even if you don’t plan on joining an orchestra, knowing some popular excerpts can help you with your overall audition. Continue reading “How to Prepare Orchestral Excerpts for Auditions”