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Binding: Sheet music
Label: El Flauto Records
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: El Flauto Records
Number Of Pages: 86
Publication Date: April 28, 2016
Publisher: El Flauto Records
Studio: El Flauto Records
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Many years ago when I was much younger (1993-1995) I taught a flute group (which by the way still play together). I noticed that often these students were playing by rote and not thinking about the beauty of the music they were playing. As a result they were not playing with intent or purpose; and thus true musicality was in short supply. I put this music book together as a means of teaching these students how to think musically for themselves. You will notice an absense of metronome markings, dynamics, articulations and all other musical directives. We are left simply with pitch and duration. This was deliberate on my part; only a few small directives survived. My plan was to have my students play through the music and decide on these aspects of the music for themselves. In other words forcing them to think and ask questions about the music they were playing A few sample questions I discussed with my students were as follows: 1. What is the difference in the sound of this piece, phrase or section when it is played fast, slow, moderato? 2. If we play a section of a piece or phrase legato what qualities of the flute does this bring out as contrasted with the same section played staccatto or with various other articulations? 3. If this piece of music, or section of the music is played loud how does this create a different effect than if we play it quietly and so on? 4. How do all these various aspects of musicality connect with/compliment each other? 5. How do all these various aspects of musicality influence the interpretation of the music, the use of vibrato, and the type and quality of the flute s central tone and tone colours? I had my students write in a variety of dynamics, tempos, articuations and we would discuss the effects these changes had on the sound of the music. Included in this book are some well known Christmas Carols and Hymns as well as some new tunes. I hope you enjoy the music. Happy Flute Playing!
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