Flute Talk

Articles December 2010

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Interview:
Classical Flute in Mexico, An Interview with Miguel Angel Villanueva
“Paris had been about the flute, and Berlin was about the music. German orchestras have a different concept of music. When you listen to a French orchestra you hear an orchestra of soloists, but in Germany the orchestra sounds like one instrument.”
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Teaching:
Repertoire with Extended Techniques for All Ages
Including extended techniques with students from the beginning eliminates the modern music bias that develops quickly in young players. This is a guide to using these techniques with students at all levels.
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Teaching:
A New Look at Sightreading
“Jump from one place to another in one piece, or put several different pieces of music on the stand at the same time. Choose eight random measures from each piece.”
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Garner's Random Thoughts:
The Flutist’s Audition Guide
“Quite often the player who wins an audition or plays the best on a concert is far more concerned with the music than what the committee or audience thinks.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Preparing for Interviews
“In several cases, I have given an interviewer a list of questions to ask me and immediately seen relief on his face when he knew what to ask.”
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Let's Talk Picc:
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
“When playing the full length ballet, it is important that the piccolo player stay in great shape on the flute in the low register because the third flute parts….require dexterity in articulation in the lowest register.”
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Music:
The Celebrated German Hymn from Gentlemen’s Pocket Companion, 1802

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