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How to be First Chair in Band

How to be First Chair in Band

You are ready to show up and be an even better flute player than you are right now. Congratulations! Now, let’s get you to be first chair in band. Here’s a little blueprint to help you become the flutist who sits in the first chair position. It is more important to feel like a First Chair Flutist than it is to actually be one. First of all, I’ll give a disclaimer that occasionally it may …

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The Benefits of Slow Practice

The Benefits of Slow Practice

What is slow practice? And how can it benefit me? Today in this article, I want to answer both these questions and go a little more in depth on the benefits of slow practice. Many of you know that throughout the Membership modules here at Learn Flute Online there is a wide variety of pieces to be studied and learned. I have created tunes that are simple, dramatic, quick, slow, loud, quiet, and fast. It …

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How to Practice the Flute More Consistently

How to Practice the Flute More Consistently

As musicians we all know the dread that comes when we’re in the practicing slums. It’s not easy. We know that we need to practice our instrument, and really want to, but lack the motivation to do so. Therefore the question is raised “How do I find the motivation to keep practicing?” Through research and years of learning here are a few ideas that could prove helpful for you. Find Inspiration Have you ever gone …

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3 Perks You Gain From Playing Your Instrument Daily

3 Perks You Gain From Playing Your Instrument Daily

The benefits of learning to play a musical instrument are many, but did you know that there are added bonuses when it happens more regularly? There are especially 3 perks you gain from playing your instrument daily. Playing every single day makes it so that you can relax more through your list of flute to-do’s instead of rushing and cramming it all in the day before your lesson. Relaxing is a must for flutists! Tension …

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3 Tips to Help You Start Playing the Flute Right

3 Tips to Help You Start Playing the Flute Right

Learning how to play the flute can bring you a lifetime of joy and fun. Here are the top 3 tips to help you start playing the flute right. Relax your new embouchure. Using just your head joint is the best way to accomplish this. No need to hurry onto the whole flute quite yet. Spend time learning how to relax your face while getting your ‘blow’ to work. It’s where the joy in music …

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A Flute Skills Check Up How Do You Rate

A Flute Skills Check Up: How Do You Rate?

It’s time to gain a little reality on your music competence. Are you on the path to where you want to go? There are certain things you should be accomplishing to get to the point where playing the flute is easy and fun. Let’s do a flute-skills check-up: How do you rate? Novice Level: If you haven’t learned proper assembling and cleaning skills, for example, then it’s time you get there and know that your …

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Stretches for Flute Players

Stretches for Flute Players

Just like an athlete stretches and warms up before a practice or a big game, flute players must also. In this article I want to share with you some good stretches for flute players that I use. Are any of you early-morning flute practicers? These stretches will be especially helpful for you as your body is still trying to wake up when you begin playing. Take some deep breaths. First is one that I call …

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How to Play Flute With a Metronome

How to Play Flute With a Metronome

Learning how to play the flute with a metronome isn’t as complicated as it may sound. The metronome is a device you can view as your friend. It will help you gain the skills you need to become a well settled musician. The metronome helps you feel a steady beat. This is especially helpful to new learning-musicians because it’s not always a natural-born talent. As it clicks away, you can teach your body to feel …

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How Much Should I Practice The Flute

How Much Should I Practice The Flute

How much should I practice the flute? Great question! A musician can greatly improve their skills by adding extra practice sessions weekly or daily. So how much is enough? How much is too much? One might think that by working round the clock, a learning flute-player can quickly excel through the levels. The downfall to this is if the practicing musician is repeating with technical issues (aka: bad habits) then more practice will only make …

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How To Prevent a Frustrating Practice

How To Prevent a Frustrating Practice

I know you’ve probably heard of people beginning to learn an instrument when they are young and then quitting early on in the game. As I’ve researched the many different reasons why people stop playing, I’ve found that the most common reason is because of the dreaded word ‘practice’. Today let’s discuss how to prevent a frustrating practice. First, I want to share a question I was just asked yesterday from one of you online …

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