Flute Talk

Articles February 2010

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Interview:
Linda Chatterton Makes It Happen
“When flutists go to school, they all think they are going to be orchestra players. We practice our excerpts and prepare for the auditions, but even in college, I was already booking solo gigs. A solo career was where my true passion was.”
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Teaching:
It Sounded Better at Home! Tips and Techniques for Better Perfor-mances
“It seems obvious, but if you can’t play a piece cleanly in the comfort of your own home, the chances are pretty good that there won’t be a miraculous occurrence that will allow you to suddenly sail through the difficult passages on stage.”
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Performance Guide:
Roger Goeb’s Two Divertimenti
“The pentatonic tonalities that Goeb uses provide a pleasant and folksy feel throughout this movement.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
A Studio Project
“A lone music stand was on the stage. One after the other, the players came on, bowed, performed their two- to five-minute etude, bowed, and walked off.”
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Travel:
Have Flute, Will Travel
“The increased popularity of contrabass flutes has inspired several case designs that make these large instruments much more portable for travel.”
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Personal Perspective:
Playing Flute After Age 40
“A good practice regimen is important to develop and maintain embouchure flexibility and efficient abdominal muscles.”
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Let's Talk Picc:
Masterpieces for Wind Band, Music for Prague 1968
Since the first performance in 1970, this work has become one of the most performed wind ensemble pieces around the world.
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