Once a student has passed a certain level of understanding of music and has grasped a good flute technique, I would recommend an extraordinary book by Angela Stevens Floyd called 'The Gilbert Legacy'.
This book tells both the history and biography of renowned English flautist Geoffrey Gilbert...
Over the past few years I have been specializing on the piccolo not only because I am very passionate about it but also because I have realized that the piccolo has only been considered a secondary instrument and that its qualities and potential have been unfairly neglected.
One of the primary...
Common sense at an early stage will bear flute fruit in the long term. Semi-advanced flutists and their teachers lose many hours correcting bad habits that could have been avoided. After six months of playing, efficiency, comfort, pleasure and beauty should be principles close to heart.
I recently brought Robert Winn's book Melodies for Developing Tone and Interpretation. It contains 133 beautiful tunes ranging from jazz to opera arias. The book encourages one to link the voice to playing, the first chapter being all about singing the tune first and then playing it, in order to...
This book by Edward Blakeman is full of intimate details about an era that has made such a revolution into flute playing. You will find in this book some delicate decisions that has been made during La Belle Epoque by Paul Taffanel that has impacted on the system of the Paris Conservatoire, the...
Improvisation was part of the course for musicians belonging to the Western classical tradition in centuries gone by, yet nowadays it is seen by many as belonging exclusively to the domain of jazz. It is often viewed as something scary and difficult, but it needn't be, especially if it is...
Throughout the past 15 years I have been playing, researching and learning about the flute. It is my best friend and I love to share my passion of the flute with anyone I meet. Teaching and playing flute in ensembles are my favourite things to do. Last year I had the opportunity to run a "Flutey...
Demoralisation can be a more-or-less common occurrence within the student community. This is usually caused by the teaching method. Bad teaching leads to bad results - the worst of which is when a student stops playing music completely. Demotivation is the first step towards that tragic result....
Activities and exercises practised away from 'traditional' flute practice can have great results. These work especially well with younger students, giving them variation to their practise routine, and offering alternative ways to improve their skills and techniques. This also works well in group...
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