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Flute Purchase Strategies
The Choice; Choosing a Headjoint;
Lip plate; The Riser;The Blowing Edge, Choosing a Flute; Materials; Reliability;
Open Holes; Extra keys; Inline/offset; Flute scales; Checking the Pitch; Further
Checks; Tube Thickness; Tube Diameter; MechanismComfort;
Stretching Fingers; Thumb Keys.
Adjustments to your Flute; Repair Flo-Chart.
Flute Education Strategy
Choosing a School; Choosing a teacher; The Famous Player; Preparing for the Audition;
Reverse the Roles; Mock Auditions.
Practice: Making it a preference; Practice Schedules; Practice What You Can't Play;
Use a pencil; Learning New Works; Training your Ear (piano); Discipline; Remember
your Weaknesses; Record Yourself; Practice Standing; Time of Day; Regularity; Using
a Mirror; Your Best Friend: The Metronome; Improvisation and Memory; Interpretation.
Technical. Rhythm; Scales & Arpeggios; Use The Correct Fingering; Melodic; Tune
up Even When Alone; Regular Practice of Melodies; Adding Lyrics for Better Understanding;
Tone Shopping.; Tone Exercises; Playing in Tune.
Listening to Harmonics: piano; Sympathetic Vibration; Equal Temperament; Tune up!
Flutes Improve with Good Usage; Regular Practice of Melodies; Adding Lyrics for Better
Technique and Melody. Practicing Etudes; Vibrato;
Articulation: Single Tonguing; Double and Triple Tonguing; Mixed Articulation;
Flexibility. Agility and Flexibility; Practising the Third and Fourth Octaves.
Style. Baroquery; 19th Century Bravura; Light Music and Jazz; Contemporary Music;
Multiphonics; Circular Breathing.
Customising Strategies for your Flute
Altering the Trill Keys; Lip Plate Insecurity; The Rockstro Position; Fixing the
C Sharp; Adjusting Middle D; Altering the Pitch of Any Note ; The Flat High D; 3rd
Octave Tuning; Head Joint Insecurity; Main Body Insecurity; Open holes ; Foot Joint
Insecurity; Foot Keys Problems; Piccolo . Repair.
Carrying Flutes and Security; Travelling by Air; Several in one carry-on case.
Orchestral Audition and Competition Strategy
Orchestral: Preparation on the Flute; On the Piccolo; Pace your practice to
avoid sore lips; Using Alternate Fingerings; The Accompanist; The Piano
Part; Tuning Carefully; Playing in Tune; Marking Breathing Spots; Choreography; Excessive
or Inappropriate Vibrato.
Style: get familiar with 18th, 19th and contemporary sounds; Stage Manner; Stage
Tool kit for minor repairs; Oiling a wooden piccolo or flute; Tube of Acyclovir;
Damage to Keys.
Setting up a Website; Finance: Pay your Bills; Returning Borrowed Music; Listen
to Other Players; Attend Concerts; Go Backstage Afterwards; Be Dependable; Punctuality:
Always on Time; Dependability; Encores; Choosing a Publicity Photo; Stage Fright.
Books: Confidence Boosting; Strategies for the Performer; Bowing; Positioning with
Piano; Thanking People; Video your Playing; Save your Lips! Using photocopies; The
Law; Discovering New Repertoire: YouTube; Flute Lists; Experiencing Pain: Tendonitis;
Tennis Elbow; Pinky Pain; Sore Lips or Mouth; Sore Spots on Hands; Using Anti-Perspirant;
The Use of Drugs; Writing Recommendations.
Setting up as a Teacher; Fees; Methods; Teaching Older Students; Teaching the Very
Young; Setting up A Studio; Practice Plans for students; Teacher's Own Practice Plan.