Flutist or Flautist

Is it Flutist or Flautist? It’s flutist.  There, now you can stop reading and get on with more important things. …and Now a Short Rant The question as to what to call a flute player[…]

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SITE Your Music

Here comes another life lesson from Real Flutist in how to play the flute. It pays to prepare when you do something in life. Playing music is no different. Rushing headlong into a piece of[…]

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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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Go Big or Go Home

The title of this topic could also be, Play Big or Go Home.  If you want to be good at something, do it right and do it big.  This is certainly true when learning how[…]

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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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Putting the Flute Together

Flute Basics – Putting the Flute Together Be mindful to handle the flute just as you would any delicate object such as your watch, a puppy or your friend’s new iPhone.  Putting the flute together[…]

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Flute Care

Taking Care of Your Flute The main things you need for good flute care are the tuning/cleaning rod that came with your flute and two thin micro fiber cloths.  Cleaning the Inside After every practice,[…]

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