Oh scales. The bane of many musicians’ existences. But, knowing how to practice scales is actually really important.
If you can’t practice scales well, it will affect how much music you can learn. It will change how you learn music, too. Continue reading “How to Practice Scales”
With a new school year right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to learn a second instrument. But you can’t just use your current practice routine on a new instrument.
No two instruments are exactly alike. Each one deserves time and attention. Continue reading “How to Practice a Second Instrument”
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.
Continue reading “How to Read Ledger Lines”
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”