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Laurie Hufford * VSM MEMBER * on July 17, 2015 @8:08 pm PST
What would you recommend for breathing in Bach Inventions..., specifically Invention no. 1 ? I find it difficult to insert breaths without being obvious during sections of this invention. Any suggestions?
Florence Estrin on July 22, 2015 @3:42 pm PST
Bach is always challenging for breathing! The Bach inventions are written for keyboard instruments. So, Bach didn't have breathing in mind when writing these works. However, there is still the sense of breath in all music! In any music that has continuous notes you should breathe more frequently with quicker breaths so that they are imperceptible. This way the musical line doesn't get interrupted. Also, in places in the invention that have eighth notes as opposed to sixteenth notes, it is easier to sneak a breath in without disturbing the phrase. As always, make sure you take a very large breath at the very beginning.
Rita Manners * VSM MEMBER * on February 4, 2015 @6:37 am PST
Thanks, Florence for the video regarding private flute lessons for students in the school band. My granddaughter started playing flute in 4th grade and was reading and playing ahead of the lessons she received in school; so I asked her if she would like to take private lessons. The very first lesson her teacher fixed a couple of problems she was having, and she has really excelled since then. She is now in seventh grade and has received outstanding scores each time she has played for a judge. I'm am thoroughly enjoying the Flute Show and all the wonderful tips that Robert has given for the piano.
Dale R Halsey * VSM MEMBER * on April 21, 2014 @9:48 am PST
Dear Florence, first of all I enjoy you and your husbands music tips. I play a Pearl flute, My questions i have some music that calls for a Cb fingering or D# none of my fingering charts show that. Is there a answer for that? Thankyou
Florence - host, on May 22, 2014 @11:55 am PST
Any time you have a flat it lowers the pitch 1/2 step, and a sharp raises the pitch 1/2 step. Thus, Cb=B natural and D#=Eb. These are called enharmonic equivalents. Robert is planning on doing a video on this subject.
Kitty Karis * VSM MEMBER * on March 19, 2014 @5:08 am PST
Hello, I would like to play the Hamburger Sonata in G from C.P.E. Bach for flute and piano/harpsichord. Is there any chance that you have this in the near future?
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on May 22, 2014 @3:13 pm PST
Dear Kitty, sorry for my late reply, but I really missed your question! We'll surely consider to publish that title in the near future. Stay tuned!
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