Flute Talk

Articles February 2017

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Roundtable Discussion:
Playing Flute in Church
Four flutists share their experiences playing flute in church services. “I began playing in church as a student and have found it to be one of the best ways to train as a musician. It has taught me flexibility above all else. At the last moment, the minister might change a hymn, or music may be unexpectedly needed in a portion of the service.”
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Rehearsal Techniques:
How to Rehearse Chamber Music
“When faced with contrasting viewpoints and musical ideas, try them all in rehearsal, but wait until the next meeting to choose. The interval between rehearsals allows players to get used to new ideas and consider them more objectively.”
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Ask the Pro:
Concentration
Ask the Pro is a new feature in Flute Talk. If you have a question you would like answered, email us at: [email protected]
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Flute Talk Classic:
Embellishment, Italian Style Ornamenting the Largo Movement of Vivaldi’s C Major Piccolo Concerto
From the Flute Talk archives, this continues to be one of our most frequently requested articles that piccolo players turn to for assistance when they are studying and performing the Largo movement.
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The Teacher's Studio:
Motivation
“Everything does not have to happen right away. The goal is to have it happen one day.”
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Alto and Bass Flutes:
Getting Started with Alto Flute
"Pay particular attention to how your right hand feels. The reach for the right hand is longer for an alto with a straight headjoint than one with a curved headjoint. Even though I am around six feet tall, I find altos with straight headjoints too long for my right hand to be comfortable."
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