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What to do About Sweaty, Slippery Lip When Playing Flute

What to do About Sweaty, Slippery Lip When Playing Flute

It’s definitely no fun when you’re trying to focus on sounding great, yet your flute won’t stay put. What can you do about sweaty, slippery lip when playing flute? There are a few easy fixes for this uncomfortable phenomenon.   First, is it hot? Then it’s totally normal to sweat a bit while you’re practicing or performing your instrument. It’s so much easier to keep your lip plate in the perfect spot when the temperatures …

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How Long Does it Take to Learn to Play the Flute?

How Long Does it Take to Learn to Play the Flute?

Have you ever wondered “How long does it take to learn to play the flute?”  Are you wondering, “Will I be able to pick up my flute, memorize some fingerings, and immediately blow into my flute for great sound”?  No matter how much time it takes, you can have an amazing journey that you will love and enjoy forever. Whether it be months or decades, developing a skill, especially a musical one, is like the …

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7 Ways to Get Out of a Practice Funk

7 Ways to Get Out of a Practice Funk

Are you finding yourself accomplishing about half of what you used to? Are you bothered by your weaknesses more than you used to be? Translation: this is called a ‘funk’, and it happens to practicing musicians regularly. But getting out of a practice funk isn’t as hard as you might think. Here are 4 simple fixes you can implement today to get you happily on your way: Get outdoors Going outside (especially in pristine nature) …

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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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Summer Flute Practicing Ideas

Summer Flute Practicing Ideas

Summer flute practicing is one of those things that can either be forgotten about or be one of the greatest things that happened all year. So in this article I am going to share some summer flute practicing ideas with all of you to help it become one of the best things that will happen to you all year. What keeps you from summer practicing? Let’s take a minute first to recognize the things that …

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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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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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What a Flutist Needs to Know Before Auditioning For a Community Band

What a Flutist Needs to Know Before Auditioning For a Community Band

There are more practicing musicians in the world than you even thought. It’s so fun when you find an opportunity to join some of them and make music together. But, before you do you might want to read today about what a flutist needs to know before joining a local community band. New musician friends are great, and a new posse of flute-buddies are even better. I have so many life-long pals from the endless …

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