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by christielea
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Assembling your flute (WITHOUT damaging it!)
Replies: 0
Views: 149

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: 87

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: 116

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: 291

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: 0
Views: 3025

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?!
by christielea
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What are the top reasons adults learn flute?
Replies: 0
Views: 3034

What are the top reasons adults learn flute?

Hey adult beginners, I have a few questions about your flute playing!Tell me a little about how and why you are learning to play flute? I love to hear how people start :) - What are the top reasons you began to play flute? - Did you have to overcome any fears/ hesitations or barriers before you bega...
by christielea
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finding your flute embouchure
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Finding your flute embouchure

The flute embouchure is considered one of the trickier aspects of flute playing for beginners. Subtle changes in your embouchure can have quite dramatic effects on your tone, and an incorrectly formed embouchure can limit the scope of your playing as you progress. Check out these embouchure do's and...
by christielea
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute scales... friend or foe?!
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Flute scales... friend or foe?!

Hey folks, I'm interested to know how you make your flute scales more fun to practise and more musical (rather than boring and mechanical!) :shock: . Now that I've educated myself on WHY they are important and the specific benefits they can bring to my playing, I'm so much more committed to spending...
by christielea
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Problem about anxiety and confidence
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Problem about anxiety and confidence

It's awesome that you are serving on the worship team at church. Remember when you play at church its a beautiful act of worship to God, and not so much a performance for people. (Remembering the 'audience' is also focusing on worshiping themselves, praying and seeking God, and less on the correct n...
by christielea
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 8 Reasons Why Students Choose Musical Instruments...Recognise any??
Replies: 1
Views: 3458

8 Reasons Why Students Choose Musical Instruments...Recognise any??

Do you know that the factors behind choosing musical instruments have a direct impact on the success of playing? Do you recognise any of these in your own journey of flute playing? Where you 'born for it' or a reluctant student to begin with - I'd love to know. The 'why' can be so important as you c...
by christielea
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pitch Perfect: My ultimate guide to tuning your flute
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Pitch Perfect: My ultimate guide to tuning your flute

Hi folks, If you are a new beginner, you may not know that your flute needs tuning. This is particularly necessary when playing with other instruments! Don't undo all the hard work in your practise time by playing your first note out of tune! Have a read of my article that explains how sound works, ...
by christielea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Is it too late to learn how to play ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4224

Re: Is it too late to learn how to play ?

Hey beginners! I agree with all the forum folk! It's never too late to learn. Learning music has amazing benefits for mind and body - proven for the elderly ( but you are hardly that old!! HAHA) I'm in the process of creating a flute site for adult beginner players like yourself. I have a regular bl...
by christielea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Web stuff for beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Web stuff for beginners?

Hey beginners! I'm in the process of creating a flute site for beginner players. I have a regular blog as well as free learning resources available - and I'm adding more and more all the time.Have a look at http://www.theflutecoach.com Depending where you are at in your flute playing journey, here a...
by christielea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Is this a good student flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 14420

Re: Is this a good student flute?

Hey there, When it comes to buying a student flute I've written an article talking about the features you will and won't need as a beginner, things to watch out for if buying online as well as some recommendations (based on price). http://www.theflutecoach.com/buying-your-first-student-flute/ Hopefu...
by christielea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Absolute beginner at the flute
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Absolute beginner at the flute

Hey there to the 'absolute beginners'!!, You are right! There are tons of free resources out there but it can be really difficult to search through the web/ Youtube and quickly find a packaged series of videos, that takes you through step by step. You can really spend hours searching for what you ne...

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