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Music Changes the World

Music Changes the World

Music has really had such an impact on my life. In fact, music has had an impact on everyone’s lives- on the whole planet! Let’s take a minute today to talk about how music changes the world. First, music makes us FEEL a certain way. Music sets moods and creates the perfect atmospheres in any situation- especially the movies and in theatre. Have you ever watched a scary video with the sound turned off? It’s …

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What Is The Difference Between the Bansuri and the Concert Flute-

What Is The Difference Between the Bansuri and the Concert Flute?

The difference between the Bansuri (India) and the concert flute is actually quite a long list, and there are a number of similarities as well. For example, the Bansuri is a true flute meaning that it is blown ‘across’ instead of ‘into’. It is a hollow tube of certain lengths with one end capped to push the air through the instrument. We are all interested in flutes from around the world. Although the Bansuri is …

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History of Classical Music Part 3

History Of Classical Music Part 3

In this History of Classical Music Part 3 article, we’ll discover a few of the different composer names that are important to the genre, as well as some other important names you’ll recognize as well. In part 1 of this series we learned that the term ‘Classical’ has two different meanings. In part 2 we learned of a few important turn of events that changed the business and art of music forever. It truly was …

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History of Classical Music Part 2

History Of Classical Music Part 2

In this History of Classical Music Part 2, we learn a bit more about what you as a budding musician need to know, and why it should affect your playing. In the previous article we learned that the word “Classical” has two different meanings: One is that the term ‘Classical’ can be describing any music that is traditionally learned by reading directly from a score and learning how to play it exactly as the composer …

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History of Classical Music Part 1

History of Classical Music Part 1

As a flute player, you may not even realize how important it is to know more about the history of music and especially the history of classical of music especially. Today in this article we’ll take a brief look at this genre ‘name’, but most likely we’ll continue the discussion in a future lesson. There are certain ‘rules’ that go along with each genre. I will be teaching you the signs, signals, and special characteristics …

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History of Flute

History Of The Flute

The history of the flute is definitely interesting. It is probably the oldest known instrument of them all aside from a percussion instrument like beating on something (drum) with a stick. I found an article where historians found a carved bone in a cave in Northern France. This instrument appeared to be an ancient flute. It had a few numbers of holes carved into it, and was actually in quite good condition for its thousands …

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Influential Composers for Flutists

Influential Composers for Flutists

There are sooo many influential composers for flutists who have had an influence on music! So what I would like to do is create a list of composers that have had an influence on me and my flute journey. It will be exciting to see which composers will be in your journey! Bach We are so lucky to have 7 Flute Sonatas by one of the most brilliant and complex composers EVER! J. S. Bach …

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Music Changes the World

Music Genres and Why It Matters

“Genre – what is this word? What does it mean for my playing?” Genre is a word that comes from the 19th century French word for “kind”. It’s basically a term for classifications of form style or structure.  So, music genres are styles and forms of music. For example: Let’s say you love movies about people falling in love. You would say that your favorite genre of movies is Romance. And then if you really …

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What is the Difference Between Do Re Mi and A B C

What is the Difference Between Do Re Mi and A B C

Depending on which country you are from in this beautiful world you may have been introduced to music theory in a different way. Some countries use do re mi fa sol la ti do, and some countries use alphabet letters instead. So, what is the difference between Do Re Me and A B C really? And which one is best to learn from? I’ll give you my opinion in this brief article: In the movie …

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What IS That Song

What Is That Song?

  When I first started teaching flute many years ago, I had the benefit of teaching part time in a nice music store in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The staff there was very friendly and knowledgeable.  One thing I did often was walk into the sheet music section of the store and find my friend Roger.  Roger seemed to know everything. He always knew! I remember using him as my “What Is …

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