Fast Fingers Are Another Benefit of Flute Playing

Fast Fingers Are Another Benefit of Flute Playing

Did you learn how to play an instrument as a child? Were you older when you started playing the flute? There are many benefits of having music lessons in your lifetime, faster thinking, better discipline, are just a couple of music perks, and you may be surprised to hear that fast fingers are another benefit of playing the flute. Fast fingers? When a child is very young (infant), they are surprised and very happy the …

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Why Does My Flute Squeak-

Why Does My Flute Squeak?

Is it the instrument, or you? Super high pitches that make you jump are actually quite solvable once you know what is actually happening. The answer to “Why does my flute squeak?” is a combination of air speed and angles. It’s safe to say that the instrument itself doesn’t make any sharp, high-pitched sounds itself until blown into. So we can safely rule out the flute being the culprit. If  realize the exact moments when …

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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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The Impossible Low C and C# on the Flute

The Impossible Low C and C# on the Flute

I’ve given many lessons and lectured several times about the subject of the impossible low C and C# on the flute, but today will take a new twist and look at a habit that is possibly and probably making your effort to play these notes even more futile. There are hundreds of thousands of learning flute-players in this world. They are all trying very hard to be able to sound the way they imagine the …

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Why Is My Flute So Out of Tune- (1)

Why Is My Flute So Out of Tune?

There are many reasons a flute can sound ‘off’. Intonation is oftentimes a work in progress for a learning flutist because we create our tone through our air stream. We can’t always blame our instrument for our sound. So “Why is my flute so out of tune?” So many ways to change pitch! Are you sharp? Are you flat? Is it a combination of both? Is it you or your flute? First, it’s important to …

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The Key to Single and Double Tonguing on the Flute

The Key to Single and Double Tonguing on the Flute

Learning to single and double tongue well is imperative for flute players. In this article I will teach you the key to tonguing like a pro. As students are just beginning to play the flute, learning how to tongue and articulate each note is very important. Once they are able to play each note and have the basics down, tonguing becoming crucial to convey the correct style and tone for each piece of music. Single …

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The Recipe to Learn to Play the Flute Without Taking a Lifetime

The Recipe to Learn to Play the Flute Without Taking a Lifetime

I always say that flute players are some of the smartest and most organized musicians out there (I may be a little biased haha). It seems to me that flute players have some sort of built in desire to push themselves to be the best they can be. This tends to overflow into more than just flute playing. Let’s look at the recipe to learn to play the flute without taking a lifetime (even though …

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A Guide for Playing Music From the Heart

A Guide For Playing Music From the Heart

There are people who play musical instruments, and then there are ‘musicians’. They aren’t the same, and your heart knows the difference even if your ears aren’t quite sure. Today I’d like to start a conversation intended on being a part of a guide for playing music from the heart. You, too can become a real musician. When I was much younger I remember feeling a bit of jealousy that my older brother had adventures …

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