Age and Periods
- Renaissance - From my History of Music Class at the University of Northern Colorado.
- Romantic - More information from my History of Music Class.
- Jazz Age - From a History of Jazz class at Front Range Community College.
- Beginner Flute - Buying your first flute including where to buy
- Intermediate Flute - Includes different options (open hole v.s. closed hole), when and where to buy, as well as reviews.
Care and Maintenance
- Cleaning the Flute - Cleaning the outside and inside is important when you are done practicing for the day.
- Clean Sticky Pads - You know that you have sticky pads when you press down a key and you hear a sound like a kiss.
- Foot Joints - The C foot joint and the B foot joint, the differences.
- Origin of the Flute - A History of the flute
- Piccolos: Wood, Plastic or Silver - Buying a piccolo? This will help you figure out which type you should buy.
- How to Sing into your Flute - Jethro Tull style!
- Key Clicks - Using your keys to create percussive sounds
- Multiphonic Fingerings - Playing Chords on the Flute
Flute Performance and Technique
- Bb Shake Key - When it should be used.
- Flute Scale System - Different types of fingerings.
- How to become a better Musician
- How to get over performance anxiety - Many people struggle with performance anxiety.
- How to put together a flute - First time with your flute? Learn how to put it togeather.
- How to start Playing Irish Music
- Improvising solos - Dr. Kyle Malone
- Marching Band
- Street Performance
Most of these are excerpts of papers that I have written for School. Not all are flute players.
- Brahms, Johannes - Johannes Brahms was very poor as a child and lived by the docks in Hamburg...
- Cage, John - John Cage would sometimes put forks on the piano strings to change the sound of the pitch...
- Carver, Wayman - In 1931 Wayman Carver recorded "Loveless Love" with Dave Nelson and in 1933 he recorded "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?"...
- Enesco, Georges - Georges Enesco was a romantic violinist, composer and conductor who was born in 1881..
- Kirk, Roland - Roland Kirk adapted Sam Most's technique of singing into his flute and took it to the next level...
- Mann, Herbie - In 1955 Herbie Mann recorded his first album with the Mat Matthews Quintet...
- Palestrina - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was born February 3rd, 1525 or February 2nd, 1526 in Palestrina...
- Richardson, Jerome - In 1949 jazz flutist Jerome Richardson recorded flute solos on "Kingfish" and "There Will Never Be Another You" in 1950...
- Socarras, Alberto - Alberto Socarras recorded the first real jazz flute piece in 1927. Socarras was a Cuban clarinetist, and bandleader...
- Taffanel, Paul - Paul Taffanel was born on September 16th, 1844 and had his first flute lesson with his dad ten years later...
- Ants Weight - Random article I wrote about being carried by ants.
- Aztec Sacrifice - Young boys were taught to play the flute before they were sacrificed.
- Piano Industry - Article about who buys to top of the line pianos.
- Singing - Musicians and singing.
- Wisdom Teeth - Playing the flute after you get your wisdom teeth pulled.
- How to Count Triplets
- How to Count Triplets across two beats
- How to Count Quarter Rest + Eight Rest
- Sight Rhythm Practice
- Speed Reading