Flute Talk

Articles October 2009

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Garner's Random Thoughts:
Practice Resolutions
“I have had students tell me very proudly that they logged some record practice times during a particular week. Actually, if they didn’t fix the things that we talked about,...I am very disappointed.”
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Interview:
Carol Wincenc
“You have to get into character immediately with the exact tempo and with a plan for precise breathing and expression. Orchestral solos are similar to 20-second monologues. Some of our richest moments come in the symphony orchestra.”
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Performance Guide:
Pierre Max Dubois’ Concerto
“Dubois’ compositional style is individual, but you can hear influences of Milhaud, Francoix, and Prokofiev, as well as jazz and folk songs in his works.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
10 Exercises for Vibrato Control
“No one wants to listen to a flutist who plays with the same vibrato speed on each note. Vibrato speed is dictated by the period and even more by the composer’s style.”
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Profile:
Flute in South Africa
“Flute is a popular instrument around the country. The Education Department runs Music Centres that any school child can apply to for music lessons after school.”
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Let's Talk Picc:
New Piccolo Discovery
“This catchy four-minute piece by Joseph La Monaca is quite possibly the first piece for solo piccolo and symphonic orchestra accompaniment.”
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