Flute Talk

Articles March 2012

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Interview:
A Passion for Contemporary Music, An Interview with Helen Bledsoe
“We introduce contemporary techniques to undergraduates from the start. I think it is a mistake to introduce harmonic multiphonics only when students are ready to play the Berio Sequenza. As Robert Dick said in a masterclass recently, you don’t learn D major by playing Mozart’s D Major Concerto.”
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Debost's Comments:
Beloved Neurosis
“Do not play with the metronome, but against it. Phrasing and pacing are a way to bend and stretch the predictability of the hourglass. In music as in life, there are seconds, that are larger than hours, and stay with us forever.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Practice Techniques
“Once in a while flutists encounter passages or small groups of notes that are difficult to learn.”
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Feature:
Starting a Masterclass
“It is also important to find people who work well with any age group and have a sense of humor. Look for teachers who can bring something special to the event.”
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Feature:
2012 Masterclass Listing
Annual listing of camps and masterclasses, compiled by Lee Chivers and Patricia George. If your event was omitted, email [email protected]
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Let's Talk Picc:
Piccolo 911 Moments
“The cork or felt kickers can become dislodged as they are quite small and vulnerable. Try to use tape to build up the space between the metal of the mechanism and the body of the piccolo.”
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Flute Events:
Florida Flute Convention

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