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How to change octaves on the flute

This first video of The Flute Show approaches the flute with an important technique

Released on February 5, 2014

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Veragra on January 1, 2015 @2:47 pm PST
The position of the lips on the embouchure, especially lower lip.
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Veragra on January 1, 2015 @2:44 pm PST
How to play fast passages legato or staccato?
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Florence Estrin on January 7, 2015 @11:09 am PST
I am not sure that I understand your question. If you are asking whether or not to be staccato or legato for fast passages, it depends on the composers markings. If you are asking how to work up passages to play fast in either staccato or legato that is something I can address in future videos.
Vern on May 28, 2014 @2:48 pm PST
Great information, I will have to look at the video a number of times to get the technique down to a fine art. You are very knowledgeable, great job!
Lee LP on February 19, 2014 @10:16 pm PST
Can you show some lower octave changed from a higher octave, eg, Thais Meditation, Czardas, where lower A and B, bars 17, 54 and Bars 5, 8 & 9 respectively? I'm using a C flute where lowest note is C. Thank you.
Angela on February 13, 2014 @4:34 pm PST
Interesting. Having been out of high school band for over 20 years, I no longer remember the explanation for being able to reach the higher notes, even though I can still do it.
Pat * VSM MEMBER * on February 12, 2014 @7:31 am PST
Thank you for adding the flute to Virtual Music's expert video series. I've enjoyed Robert's videos, and now I look forward to more from Florence!
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on February 12, 2014 @8:10 am PST
Dear Pat, you are very welcome! Glad to know you are enjoying our new flute videos! Florence is a wonderful flutist, so expect great lessons from her!

Also, if you have any special requests, ideas, or suggestions, please write them down! Thank you again.
Carolyn Kono * VSM MEMBER * on February 5, 2014 @5:54 pm PST
Thank you so much for this video. I'm a self-taught flutist who has struggled with the higher register for the last thirty years. This is the most helpful and clear information I've found anywhere on the internet. Thank you for sharing this, Florence. I look forward to future instruction.
Florence - host, on February 6, 2014 @7:21 pm PST
There are many more videos to come. I welcome suggestions for video topics.
Gayle on February 5, 2014 @7:38 am PST
Thanks so much for this video. I have been self-teaching myself the flute for 2 years. We travel so much that lessons are inconvenient. I look forward to the next "lesson."
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