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by christielea
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How to Practice Low and High Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 291

How to Practice Low and High Notes

The extremes of the flute range can be particularly challenging. Low notes often sound fuzzy (or not at all!) and high notes can sound like nails on a chalkboard. If you're having trouble maintaining consistently beautiful tone over the entire range of the flute without considerable effort, then may...
by christielea
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Digital flute music... is it the end of print???
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Digital flute music... is it the end of print???

Excellent point about backing up digital files. I can imagine the utter devastation to find your 100% 'safe' files suddenly gone. I'm absolutely guilty of not backing up!!!! :shock:
by christielea
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Developing your Vibrato...
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Developing your Vibrato...

Vibrato is one of those techniques that we're all expected to be able to master as we advance in our playing. For some it seems to come naturally and only slightly refined, for others it needs intentional training. (I found it tricky myself). Here's a short article that explains what vibrato is, som...
by christielea
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Digital flute music... is it the end of print???
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Digital flute music... is it the end of print???

Hey guys, I know that heaps of conversations on FB flute groups and forums have been on the topic of how to organise your sheet music. It seems like so many players are drowning in a way to easily catalogue, safely store and then re-find the music that they want, quickly...There's lots of great sugg...
by christielea
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Reteaching my embouchure?
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Reteaching my embouchure?

Hi there, The embouchure really is a tricky one - but you are recognising what's NOT working so that's a good thing! I'm not sure if you have the budget for online lessons. These are generally way more affordable, you can rewatch them over and over and you can take them whenever it's convenient. Whi...
by christielea
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Bad Practice Habits - What are you guilty of ;)
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Bad Practice Habits - What are you guilty of ;)

Life is busy, right?! So like me, I'm sure you want to get the MOST out of your practice time. But there are lots of subtle bad habits that can develop over time that can undermine our practice effectiveness. I've listed 13 ways to help maximise that time, and avoid bad habits before they start! Get...
by christielea
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who is your flute idol?
Replies: 3
Views: 5025

Re: Who is your flute idol?

There's so much we can learn from watching and listening to flute players and flute music of wide ranging genres. Following my original post I thought I"d collect some of my favourite flute players in the article below. I must admit, I've gotten lost in Youtube for a few hours discovering some of th...
by christielea
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The best thing about learning flute as adults??
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

The best thing about learning flute as adults??

Learning flute as an adult I've found is completely different to learning as a school-aged kid. It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking "I've left it too late" But there's actually some awesome skills and maturity we bring to the table that we've honed over our lives that help us to acceler...
by christielea
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New FB group supporting adult learners
Replies: 1
Views: 843

New FB group supporting adult learners

Hi folks, I've noticed that the existing FB groups for flute players are full of amazingly talented people. BUT... for the humble adult learner, a lot of the discussion can go waaay over your head. So to fill this gap I've created a new FB group - specifically for the adult beginner (or relearner). ...
by christielea
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Goal setting for 2018... What do you plan to achieve??
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

Goal setting for 2018... What do you plan to achieve??

Hi everyone! The start of a new year brings an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation for all that we hope to achieve in our flute playing. New Years Resolutions are made by most of us, but over 90% of us never reach them... Why?? Three main reasons (lack of planning, lack of accountability and a...
by christielea
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Assembling your flute (WITHOUT damaging it!)
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Assembling your flute (WITHOUT damaging it!)

Assembling your flute is quick and easy, however accidentley damaging the delicate keys when doing this can ALSO be quick and easy to do :|

Avoid the hassle and expensive of fixing bent keys with this super quick tutorial!

https://youtu.be/UFJDptZNblc
by christielea
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How to play dynamics for flutists
Replies: 0
Views: 1125

How to play dynamics for flutists

Using dynamics or volume is another way composers animate their pieces of music. Playing softly and playing loudly - how hard can it be, right?! Well as flutists we can make some easy mistakes when attempting to playing dynamics that means clear and focused flute tone AND our intonation can suffer. ...
by christielea
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Interpreting Articulation - one of the (many) languages of music
Replies: 0
Views: 847

Interpreting Articulation - one of the (many) languages of music

Hey folks, If you are a complete beginner and have just begun learning how to read music, you've probably come across a whole bunch of lines, dots, symbols and words sprinkled throughout your sheet music. Feel like you're trying to read hieroglyphics? Articulation marks (the method of transitioning ...
by christielea
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Developing flute tone.... From playing notes to making music that tells a story
Replies: 0
Views: 1157

Developing flute tone.... From playing notes to making music that tells a story

Making subtle changes to your flute tone allows you to move from just 'playing notes' to music that has personality and communicates a story. I've been learning more about flute tone and have found it quite fascinating. The link below includes tips (and a video tutorial) to help you experiment with ...
by christielea
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who is your flute idol?
Replies: 3
Views: 5025

Who is your flute idol?

Hey folks,

I'd love to know what flute player inspires you in your own playing and learning? What do you LOVE about their playing in particular?!

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