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Four Things To Help You as a Beginner Flute Player

Four Things To Help You as a Beginner Flute Player

As a beginner flute player, there are many many different things that can help you learn quickly. In this article I want to take a minute to tell you more about the way of thinking or the ‘mental set’ we need as we begin an adventure like learning how to become a musician. These things can help you at any stage of the game, but especially as a beginner flutist. It will be so totally …

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What You Need to Learn How to Play the Flute

What You Need to Learn How to Play the Flute

Are you ready to embark of a new journey to learn how to play the flute? I am so so excited for you! In this article I will go through all the tools and equipment you need to get started. A flute This may seem a little silly that I have to put this on the list, but let me explain. To learn how to play the flute well, it is imperative that you have …

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Flute Misconceptions

Flute Misconceptions

As a flute teacher, I have come across so many different ideas that people have about the flute. Many of them are not true and may be damaging your flute! So in this article, my goal is to help you be aware of the most common flute misconceptions so you can continue to progress onward and upward. Have you ever bought a new flute or a flute starting kit and seen a little thing that …

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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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How To Hold My Finger When Playing the Flute

How To Hold My Fingers When Playing the Flute

When playing really any instrument, but especially the flute, we all need to have good hand technique. There are many reasons for this. So if you have the question of, “How to hold my fingers when playing the flute” here are just 3 great answers for you:   1. We need to be able to play quick runs! 2. Some fingerings can be a little tricky 3. So we don’t create any leaks on the …

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Curved Flute Fingers

Curved Flute Fingers

When playing really any instrument, but especially the flute, we all need to have good hand technique. There are many reasons for this. Here are just 3 of them:   1. We need to be able to play quick runs! 2. Some fingerings can be a little tricky 3. So we don’t create any leaks on the keys Pretend like you’re looking through binoculars but they’re really your hands over your eyes… Now take them …

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