The flute can turn air into many different, mesmerising sounds. Unlike reed instruments, there is no resistance for the player to blow against, the player themselves bends and shapes the air to create their best tone. It is hardly surprising that the flute has a special place in mythology, most notably the Greek God Pan (the subject of much music, including solo flute piece, Debussy's Syrinx).
Music History at a glance with an increasing number of links to biographies and composer information (including what they did for the flute)
... it's not as scary as you think! Every time you learn a new piece of music you are sight reading - teachers and students shouldn't treat it as an intense part of the exam there's no way to prepare for Prepare in advance: Yes you can practise sight reading. Whether this is with pieces … Continue reading Sight reading…
There are different skills and attitudes for chamber groups and orchestras, but it is worth thinking about how you play with other people, no matter how many there are.
Articulation - coordination, technique, troubleshooting, double tonguing, triple tonguing, clarity, common problems...
Specific music terms are used by composers to direct performers. It tells us their intention and an idea of the mood or style to perform it in. A beginner's guide to basic music terms and their interpretation.
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.