These notes are from the 2004
Flute Celebration at Metro State College on Feb. 14th 2004.
- "Don't bring you head to the flute. Your neck shouldn't move."
- He had a student stand up against a wall so that her head was touching
the wall. This improved her sound, but unless you have done this for
a while your neck position will feel very odd.
- Open your throat when you play, it will help with the quality of the sound
as well as the intonation.
Histoire du Tango Written by Astor Piazzolla
- When performing with a Guitar, it is good to be a little sharp.
- With latin music, tempo is like a string, you can stretch it to create
more tension or you can relax it. You can play on the front side or
the back side of the string.
- In this piece, the flutist must lead he guitarist, it is similar to being
the lead in a tango dance.
Spindrift Written by: Ken Benshoof (for piccolo)
- You can't just read the music, you must know the piece well enough so you
can express the piece.
- You shouldn't fully memorize a piece but you should be able to play it
just by glancing once and a while.
Chant de Linos - Andre Jolivet
- Posture effects a lot of different things
- If you use your stomach to push the air, you are not breathing properly,
because you can't fill up the top part of the lungs. - Yoga.