Flute Talk

Articles February 2013

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Feature:
An Extended Journey, Part 1
“The realm of extended techniques for flute is expanding at an increasing rate throughout the world as composers and flutists create new effects that enrich the language. With an opportunity to take sabbatical leave from the University of Idaho, I decided to explore the breadth of new developments, working with specialists in North America and Europe.”
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Performance Preparations:
Just Another Day at the Office
“Over the weekend, I practice all the passages, even some of the apparently simple ones, to make sure I can play all the notes correctly. I enjoy the preparation process. Sometimes I pull out a favorite recording, just to hear how a passage was recorded for history by a great player.”
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Recruiting:
College Recruiting Tips: Hosting a Flute Day
“A one-day flute festival is a great way to connect with flute students in your region. A flute festival not only benefits students but is an excellent recruiting tool for a college music program.”
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Personal Perspective:
Competition: Friend and Foe
“The short-term excitement of winning a prize often leads to a long-term dependency on adults and other authority figures for praise and direction. It is not necessary for young students to outdo one another in order to do their best work.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Rhythm Redux
“As teachers we listen to students, offer suggestions, listen again, and offer more suggestions. However, one of the most difficult aspects of teaching is discovering what the student does not know.”
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Debost's Comments:
Thoughts on Playing and Teaching the Flute
“Students often lack a succinct knowledge of the historic and stylistic circumstances of a piece, a varied approach to dynamics and interpretation, and a thorough acquaintance with the total score.”
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Let's Talk Picc:
Debussy’s La Mer
“Debussy wrote to a friend ‘I was destined for the fine career of a sailor’ and that ‘only the accidents of life put me on another path.’”
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