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How to Count Triplets

How to Count Triplets

Triplet notes can be a little tricky when you are first learning how to count and play them. Today I want to share some simple tricks and techniques that I use to count triplets so you can have some new fun with your flute. First, let’s make sure that we all know what a triplet is. Here is a picture of several triplets in a measure. Notice how each set of three notes (or each …

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Organize Your Flute Sheet Music

How to Organize Your Flute Music

As you begin playing the flute, collecting music to play becomes a natural hobby. The more you find and collect, the more you can play! In this article, I am going to give you some tips to help you organize your flute music so you can continue your collection. This is one great way to organize your flute music. One of the most frustrating things as a musician is not being able to find that …

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The First Things You Can do ith New Flute Sheet Music to Ensure Speedier Success

The First Things You Can do With New Flute Sheet Music to Ensure Speedier Success

Love new music? Me too. Today, I’d like show you the first things you can do with new flute sheet music to ensure speedier success. This can make a huge difference in your ability to learn the piece easily, quickly, and correctly. I recently had a lesson day with a whole set of students who were all about the same age and about the same level. The interesting thing I noticed, as the day progressed, …

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How to Quickly Learn Your Flute Scales

How to Quickly Learn Your Flute Scales

Scales are a very important tool that every flutist needs in their repertoire. As you are first learning though, scales are often seen as one of those ‘boring’ tasks you have to add to your practice schedule before you get to the good stuff. Sound familiar? In this article I want to teach you how to quickly learn your flute scales so that you will be better prepared for the music in your future. It …

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Flute Sheet Music is Slightly Unique

Flute Sheet Music is Slightly Unique

Not all instruments are created equal, in fact they are all different. The specific way the music is written for a flute needs to be learned even if you already read notes. Even if you already read music you need to know that flute sheet music is slightly unique. I receive this question almost weekly here on the LearnFluteOnline.com website: “I already know how to read music because I play piano. Do I have to …

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Can The Flute Play Violin Music-

Can The Flute Play Violin Music?

The flute is considered a C instrument and plays anything in the treble clef. So, can the flute play violin music? Yes, yes it can. And you can do so without even knowing how to transpose music. A whole new world of tunes opens up when you realize that the flute is a chromatic instrument, and reads the music in the treble clef. It’s totally doable though. Any music that is written in the treble …

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Flute Articulation Markings

Learning About Flute Articulation Markings

When you are first learning how to read music, there are just so many different dots, lines, and symbols to learn. In this article we will be learning about flute articulation markings so you can be on your way to reading music like a professional. First, you need to know how important it is that you follow all these articulation markings. Articulation markings give the style, tone, and overall feeling of the piece. Articulation markings …

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The Real Truth About Sight Reading

The Real Truth About Sight Reading

Since you are learning how to play an instrument (flute?), I thought I’d give you the 411, you know- the real truth about sight reading. For all the effort you’re going through, I think you deserve it. You deserve it, but are you ready for the truth? Okay. Here goes: There’s really no alternatives or special ‘super-tricks’ I can teach you for better sight-reading that will substitute for actually just doing it — a lot. …

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What is a Grace Note for Flute

What is a Grace Note for Flute?

One of the most fun parts of learning to play the flute is when your level becomes advanced enough to start inserting ornaments such as trills and grace notes. So, what is a grace note for flute anyway? My way to describe the grace note is like a ‘pre-thought’ or a quick embellishment just before the main note in a melody. A quick little note that is placed at the last possible moment It’s possible …

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Flute Trill

What Is a Flute Trill?

The flute trill is one of the most fun sounds a flutist can make. You may have heard people mention that they enjoy the chirping, fluttery, sounds that a flute can make. Let’s explore what it really is so you can understand even more for learning how to play the flute. Around the month of December in many parts of the world stores and homes are decorated in celebration of the Christmas Holiday season. You …

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