Flute Talk

Articles March 2010

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Roundtable Discussion:
Preparation for College
Leone Buyse, Patricia George, Adrianne Greenbaum, and George Pope share advice for college-bound flutists and their teachers.
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Debost's Comments:
Trompe-l’śil, Trompe-l’oreille
“I think that a noisy finger technique, sounding like an old Corona typewriter, is not the sign of musical playing.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Why Study Music Theory
“The quandary for the teacher is always do I teach the flute or do I teach music theory. The answer of course is to teach flute, but hopefully through these ideas, the student can learn the fundamentals of music theory while studying the flute.”
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Performance Guide:
Hopi Culture and the Music of Katherine Hoover
"Because Native American music is traditionally improvisational, that approach works well with Kokopeli in terms of tempo and rhythm when you are ready to loosen it up."
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Selecting an Instrument:
Buying a Big Flute
“Ideally, an instrument should have that wow factor. You play it and the sound connects with you at an emotional level. You feel you just have to have this instrument.”
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Personal Perspective:
The College Audition Trail
An amusing look at the college audition circuit by a Mom who has learned all the finer points and strategies.
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