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”
Whether you’re in music school, starting a job, or looking for a change, you may have to set a new practice schedule. With more/new responsibilities, you may have to adjust your current schedule.
And that’s perfectly normal. But change can be difficult. Especially if you’re used to the same old routine. Continue reading “How to Adjust to a New Practice Schedule”
Imagine this…you just got out of a meeting or class and you have some time to practice flute. So you head to a practice room, put your flute together, and realize that your dry lips don’t feel so good.
We all struggle with dry lips at some point. But as flute players, it’s important to know how to self-treat your dry lips so you can get back to playing. Continue reading “How to Combat Dry Lips”
Saint-Saëns’ Volière. Mendelssohn’s Scherzo. And for piccolo players: Rossini’s Semiramide. This excerpts all involve fast notes and a clean articulation. If you want to play these solos successfully, you have to know how to double tongue.
Tonguing is part of life as a flutist. And being able to use your tongue in different ways will help your technique and playing ability. If you’re sick of having to play things under tempo, you have to learn how to double tongue!
Continue reading “How to Double Tongue Faster”
School is coming up next month, and that means a lot of you are probably thinking about buying a flute. But they can be expensive. I have plenty of flute-buying experience, so I have some juicy tips to help you save money on a flute.
Yes, instruments can be expensive, but you shouldn’t pay more than you have to. If you know what kind of flute you’re looking for, that can help. Continue reading “How to Save Money on a Flute”