Nicole Riner: Book Review

Nov 1, 2017 by

Nicole Riner: A Flutist’s Expression Workbook   For many years aspiring flutists have warmed-up and studied Marcel Moyse’s De La Sonorite and Tone Development through interpretation as an in depth guide to developing tone and understanding how to turn that beautiful tone into an expressive sound and a meaningful...

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The Embodied Musician by Niall O’Riordan: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a series of audio instructions for how to position one's body and pieces thereof in order to be mindful of how the various relationships affect you, including creating tension or stress, using the Feldenkrais method, which is described as "an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning...

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Erich Graf, a Memoir: Musician, Flutist, Advocate...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Erich Graf has written a memoir of his life as a flutist and more, and it’s an engrossing, enjoyable read. He had an over 35 year career as principal flute with the Utah Symphony, but it’s his artistic and emotional development and ethical approach to his life that is...

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Demi’s Flute: Entering the Realm of Sound Book Review...

Jul 1, 2016 by

If you're looking for a book to inspire a nervous student or just pass some time, check out Demi's Flute: Entering the Realm of Sound by the talented and multifaceted Delandria Mills. The novel opens with an interview between a college student and an older man. The older man tells...

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Fluting Stars by Ana and Blaz Puchihar: Book Review...

Sep 1, 2015 by

This is a Method Book for Young Flute Beginners, it includes so much! It gently nurtures the young student with beautiful drawings by Polona Lovsin and photographs by Tina Pucihar Balant. Starting from the beginning, the book includes charmingly illustrated diagrams, photos and drawings of the flute, how to...

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Barthold Kujiken: Book Review

Aug 1, 2014 by

Barthold Kuijken, one of the foremost experts on early music performance and historical transverse flute, has written a book that any flutist who performs early music will want to read. It isn't a musicology text or a practical manual. Instead, the reader benefits from a combination of Kuijken's research...

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