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How to Plan a Flute Recital For Yourself

How to Plan a Flute Recital For Yourself

As always the preparation that you put into planning your flute recital will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed the day of your flute recital. These feelings will help you feel more confident in your ability to perform the the best of your abilities. The first point of preparation is to pick songs that you can play preferably a bit below your skill level. (yup) Oftentimes we want to show off our flute skills …

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Getting Over Stage Fright

Getting Over Stage Fright

Performing is part of life as a musician. And it’s totally natural to feel slightly apprehensive about performing in front of others at the beginning of your musical career. Performing in front of an audience is just as much an art, as is being able to play the instrument itself. So we are going to discuss a few practicing ideas and techniques to help us conquer our stage fright! Preparation is key. Prepare Preparation is …

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The Benefits to Learning How to Perform

The Benefits to Learning How to Perform

There are so many imperative skills that can only be learned once a learning-musician starts to attempt performing. I wish everyone understood this concept. I know I didn’t when I was first learning. I thought that performing meant you had to already be professional, and never make mistakes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many people find performing in front of others intimidating and sometimes physically unnerving. It’s okay. There is a way to …

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How Anothers Talent Can Become Your Own

How Another’s Talent Can Become Your Own

I know that just by reading the title of this article you are wondering, is it even possible to raise your talent abilities through others? In this article I want to discuss with you how another’s talent can become your own. Think back with me for a moment to when you were younger and you followed your mom or dad around everywhere they went. Maybe you watched your mom cook amazing foods or work outside …

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The Secrets to Moving Your Body While Playing the Flute

The Secrets to Moving Your Body While Playing the Flute

Today, I want to reveal a few of the secrets to moving your body while playing the flute. Perhaps you’ve seen those violinists soloing in front of an orchestra who move intently with the music and seem to add dramatic emotions to the pieces simply by their body movements. If you haven’t I would suggest finding a video of a high level performance right now so you will know what we are discussing today. I …

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A Piggy Flute Performance

A Piggy Flute Performance

This could possibly be one of my all-time favorite flute performances.  I may have posted this before.  I like it so much that I don’t really care.  It’s good.  If you haven’t seen it, this is your lucky day!  (or unlucky day, if you don’t care for the pig) It is definitely a piggy flute performance. I grew up with Sesame Street.  It is a children’s television show based in New York City which addresses …

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