Forte Flutes Blog

Articulation terms

Lets begin with the basic articulation terms and styles. These are the most common symbols you will find. Staccato - a dot above the note means it should be detached (often, but not always, short)Slur - a curved line connects different pitches that are to be played smoothly (only tongue the first note of the … Continue reading Articulation terms

BLOG: The blur of fourth year

It's the Easter holidays and, as I'm staring the end of my degree in the face, I thought I'd give an update on what I've been up to!   My final year has been busy with lots of orchestral and wind band concerts. A highlight was playing the flute in a lovely, enormous wind section … Continue reading BLOG: The blur of fourth year

Blog: Sharing Notes

Can and should we share the experience with others? Who makes our audiences? Live classical music is something tangible, honest and emotional. It can be all encompassing. Providing a sense of community beyond the shifting screens of social media.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. His great influence in the transition from the Classical to the Romantic era created a legacy. Born in Bonn, Beethoven studied with major composer Joseph Haydn after moving to Vienna in his early twenties. He soon gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. In his late … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Masterclass Survival Tips

Masterclasses are a fantastic way of gaining performance experience and feedback, however they can be intimidating!  Here is a little guide to make the most of your first masterclass and go in with confidence: Choose music that you can play to performance level, unless a work in progress is asked for. Now is not the … Continue reading Masterclass Survival Tips