Flute Talk

Articles November 2010

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Interview:
Blazing New Trails, An Interview with Molly Barth
“Every note that I play, I hope, has intention, from when I am alone in a practice room playing long tones to when I am on stage in a performance.”
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Selecting an Instrument:
The Contrabass Flute From A to Z
An expert in low flutes, Long discusses everything from purchasing an instrument to phrasing and playing in an ensemble. “Too often low flutes are afraid to articulate. Crisp articulation is wonderful on the contrabass. Develop a whole palette of articulations from a gentle breath attack to crisp French tonguing.”
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Teaching:
Teaching Rhythms in Simple Meters
“I am continually developing strategies to help students learn more complicated rhythms in a fun way. Teach students the skills that promote independence and give them the tools so they
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Debost's Comments:
The Artist as Technician
"The more we know in one area, the more access we have to a better perception of the whole. Speed is not at the expense of tone, articulation is not independent of interpretation.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Power Practicing
“In performance we don’t play by reading one note after another…. A great performer glances at the notes and can immediately recall what he has spent hours on in earlier practice sessions.”
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Let's Talk Picc:
Spotlight on Piccolo
“On Wings of Song is a piece that will be performed many times. After one hearing, every piccolo player will want to have a turn at playing these stunning melodies.”
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Personal Perspective:
The Perils of Air Travel
Robison's Facebook friends were eager to contribute to the saga about traveling with musical instruments.
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Advice for Students:
30 Steps to Success
In celebration of Flute Talk's 30th anniversary –
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