Buying a piccolo is so exciting! It may be small in size but it is a powerful instrument, and eventually, you will be able to dominate everything! It can also be a very beautiful instrument and – in the right hands – an utterly magical one.
For some people, the mere mention of “scales” leaves them feeling depressed, anxious or just confused! But since music is made up of scales and
Following on from my Taffanel blog, here is a practice guide for another great French work: Chaminade’s Concertino. This piece is played a lot, but
Taffanel’s Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino is a gem in the French flute repertoire and one of my favourites. Indeed, I played this piece for my
Learning the flute (or any musical instrument) is not always a smooth process of steady improvement. We all learn in different ways with our own
This is probably everyone’s favourite étude – it is certainly the one that gets performed the most outside of the practice room. It’s a triplet
Whether you are a novice in charge of your first flute choir, or you are a veteran and have run many ensembles, choosing music for
In January 2017, new rules came into force regarding the wood used to make some musical instruments. We’ve put the following advice together which we
Adam Clifford looks at the best way to test a new flute, what exercises to try and what to look for when choosing.