Flute Talk

Articles January 2009

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Miscellaneous:
Life Lessons: What Else I Learned from Louis Moyse
“When I asked Louis if he would be willing to begin my private lessons as early as the following month, his answer was, “Why wait? Let us start together next week!”
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Interview:
John Wion A Life at the Opera
“My first Carmen was done without rehearsal. There were no excerpt books in those days, so I went to the library, took out a recording, and listened to it over and over. On the day of the performance, I went to the hall an hour early with the intention of looking at the part. When I arrived there was nobody there, and the music wasn’t there either.”
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Masterclass Series:
Add the Footjoint
“Hopefully, one day the artistic world can convince the marching band world that the flute, along with many other instruments, should not be played symmetrically and that this should be reflected on the football field.”
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Performance Guide:
N.F.A. Flute Choir Audition Pieces - A Performance Guide for Alto and Bass Flutists
Explore the alto and bass flute audition pieces for the N.F.A. flute choir competition tapes due in February
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Teaching:
Let the Music be Your Guide
“As I learned from Guiot, the key to enjoying the art of practicing is to explore and develop every aspect of our playing every day.”
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Flute Events:
Controlling the Air on Piccolo
“The piccolo requires more support than flute and a faster moving, more lean and nimble air column. Many, many novice piccolo players over blow and sound harsh because they move the air on piccolo the same way they move the air on flute.”
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