Flute Maintenance vs. Piccolo Maintenance

Flute maintenance is something every player should learn. Even if you’re a beginner, you need to at least know the basics.

Piccolo vs. Flute Maintenance | Hannah B Flute

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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Piccolo Music for Beginners

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.

The Best Piccolo Music for Beginners | Hannah B Flute

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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How to Prepare Orchestral Excerpts for Auditions

Every musician will go through it eventually. Auditions can involve a lot of emotions and a lot of music, including orchestral excerpts.

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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”

When Should You Start to Learn Piccolo?

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.

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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?”

Earplugs and Piccolo Playing

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.

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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”