Raised Pinky

The Little Finger

Today we look at the little finger.  Not the one on your left hand.  “The” little finger.  The one on your right hand.  This is an often overlooked part of flute technique. Indeed, the little[…]

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DragonwFlute

The Secret of Scales

Scales are the most misunderstood aspect of music. At best, novice and advanced flutist alike understand that flute scales makeup the building blocks of all music and should be learned well. At worst, and all too[…]

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Practice Flute

There are two things you need to learn to become a real flutist – or anything else for that matter. After that, Everything else comes down to raw talent. Effective Flute Practice Curriculum First, find[…]

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Ian Anderson

Flute Posture

The Basics of Posture Posture is the foundation of good playing. Unless you are playing in an ensemble, stand up when you play. Good flute posture will lead to much better sound.  Of course, this[…]

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Fingering

Flute fingering is supported by two points – the base of the left forefinger and the tip of the right thumb. Mastering proper support gives nine fingers and the lips complete flexibility to play. The[…]

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