Piccolo Masterclass with Julie Duncan
In piccolo auditions you have less freedom with expression than with flute. You should practice the piccolo as if it were the flute: scales, arpeggios, etudes, ect. "Make everyone love the piccolo."
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
- Practice Octave leaps. C1 -> C2
- Start by learning the piece forte and then get it to the piano dynamic.
- Low C# is flat on the piccolo which is opposite of the Flute
- In the last phrase of the excerpts `sing a song`.
- Don't lean forward when you breath.
- Stand straight and keep you head up.
Rossini: Semiramide Overture
- Try practicing with straight 16th notes
Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor
- Breath lower and keep your throat open
- Articulations that is tongued should be just as smooth as slurred.
-  in this sequence the forth 16th note should lead to the first 16th note of the next set. I accent the beat and this also seemed to work.
Les Dellibes: Coppelila
- To learn the runs find an anchor and at first accent it. Then take away the accent but still think it.