Posts for “Flute”

May 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, May 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, May 2017 edition.

May 13, 2017

Quick flute switches and embouchure problems for woodwind doublers

photo, SheriLots of woodwind doubler horror stories have to do with quick switches to flute or piccolo. (“Twenty minutes of hard-driving R&B tenor saxophone, then two bars to switch to flute and enter pianissimo in the third octave…”) Doublers in this situation often beat themselves up about perceived deficiencies in their flute embouchures, and commit to ...

April 30, 2017

Favorite blog posts, April 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, April 2017 edition.

March 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, March 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2017 edition.

February 28, 2017

Favorite blog posts, February 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2017 edition.

February 8, 2017

Review: “So You Want to Play in Shows…?” by Paul Saunders

I got a review copy of So You Want to Play in Shows…?, a new woodwind doubling etude book. The author, Paul Saunders, is a woodwind player in London’s West End. The book includes seven studies for doubler playing flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone. It also includes a piano accompaniment book, with piano part recordings available ...

January 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, January 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, January 2017 edition.

November 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, November 2016

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, November 2016 edition.

November 22, 2016

Student-selected online woodwind pedagogy articles, 2016 edition

What I want my class to get from the assignment is a sense of how to sift through the information ("information") available online, taking into account the author's credentials or sources, a common-sense evaluation of ideas, and applicability to a particular teaching situation. Be careful out there.

November 8, 2016

Woodwinds and “altissimo” registers

I recently had a saxophone student perform a repertoire piece with some altissimo technique in it, and a non-woodwind-playing musician asked me afterward about the instrument’s extended range. This led to further questions about “altissimo” on other instruments. The answers are a little complicated, but here is some information: The term “altissimo” suggests an extreme high ...