- A is a lousy not to tune to since you have to adjust it. (However we did tune the A)
- "If you can't play the A octave in tune, then you need to fix something in your playing"
- When you tune, Tune the A the D and the A
- If the D is sharp then pull out your foot joint.
- The cork will only effect the third harmonic up.
- When you diminuendo, even if you stay exactly with the tuner you will sound flat. The human ear hears quiet things flat and loud things sharp.
- Put the head joint over the shoulder and turn you head.
- Try not to look at the stand. Have the stand turned slightly.
- Keep your shoulders down
- Get in the Habit of looking down at the music so sound doesn't get blocked.
- "[You] must not move the flute with your hands...you can with your jaw.
- Warm up should be done without music.
- Start with a good tone
- Do Taffanel and Gaubert Scales
- Finger Exercises - No Slow fingers
- If you have slow fingers, raise them really high and slap down on the key.
- Use the Bb shake key because it is harder.
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - Ibert
- Tune C#2, Use C#1 fingering and over blow. Tune the overblown fingering and the regular fingering. You can do the same thing with C. Do this without vibrato
- You can cover part of the C# key with tape to move the hole from 7cm to 5cm, this brings the pitch down.