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”
As a flute player, you’ll probably receive questions about the piccolo. But that doesn’t mean that you should learn piccolo…unless you want to.
If you want to learn piccolo, you should also figure out when to start learning it. Then, you can set yourself up for success! Continue reading “When Should You Start to Learn Piccolo?”
The piccolo can be a pretty polarizing instrument. Some people love it, while others despise it. However, combining earplugs and piccolo can make the instrument more enjoyable to play or listen to.
While earplugs aren’t always necessary, they can also save you from some preventable hearing damage. Should you wear earplugs? Continue reading “Earplugs and Piccolo Playing”
You just finished a super productive practice session, and you’re feeling good. So you take apart your flute and go to shut your case. Not so fast. First, you need to clean your flute.
What? Clean my flute, you say? How do I do that? Continue reading “How to Clean Your Flute: What, When, Why?”
You’ve heard you have to play piccolo. But you don’t like how high pitched it sounds. So you avoid it as much as you can.
Even though you know how important it is.
I get it. The piccolo is higher pitched than flute, but that doesn’t mean it’s the devil’s instrument. Continue reading “How to Play Piccolo (when you really don’t like it)”