Hey friends! A while back, I saw a couple of flute teachers complain online about the lack of materials that cover music theory for flute.
There are plenty of music theory books for piano, but why not flute? Of course, flute method books cover the basics, but those basics don’t cover everything a flutist needs to know. Continue reading “Music Theory for Flute”
Finals season is here. You probably have a jury coming up. Maybe a test or two. And maybe a paper. Not much stands between you and summer break.
Sweet, sweet summer break. Three months of absolutely nothing. Not so fast… Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Summer Break”
Old people. Orchestras. And stuck up musicians. Is that what you think of when you think of classical music?
Well, there are tons of classical music myths that need busting. Continue reading “Classical Music Myths: Busted!”
When you think of world music, what comes to mind? Really. What do you think of?
Do you think it’s weird? Is it boring? Maybe you think it doesn’t even matter. Continue reading “What is World Music? A Beginner’s Guide”
From tendinitis to carpal tunnel syndrome, overplaying and over practicing can have devastating consequences for musicians. I am lucky, because I have yet to have a performance injury. There are plenty of musicians who have had (or currently have) a repetitive stress injury (RSI).
How can you avoid RSIs but still make enough progress on your instrument? The short answer is to listen to your body. The long answer is a little more complicated. Continue reading “Avoiding Performance Injury”