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As you probably have noticed I have never really recommended one metal over another when discussing flutes.
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Being unprepared heightens nerves.
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By the time I got to the Paris Conservatoire I was very good at the scales and arpeggios.
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Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.
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Each time I come home form a tour I get several of my flutes out and play them.
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Everyone who plays the flute should learn singing.
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I am just another customer as far as they are concerned and when I order a flute I have to wait 9 months to a year until it is delivered. I do not ask for special treatment and I don't get it either.
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I believe if a flute is truly worth anything the maker should sell it and the player should buy it.
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I do agree that playing an etude with a metronome is a good idea.
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I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.
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I do not see scales as abstract.
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I have always bought modern flutes and enjoyed playing them.
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I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.
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I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special.
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I never fail to be amazed by the great number of people who do not practice scales and arpeggios, the very bricks and mortar of our everyday repertoire.
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I practice my concerti and recitals till it looks easy.
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I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.
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I think too much is spoken of playing things slowly.
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I would love to have singing lessons.
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In fact playing a piece with a metronome is a very good idea.
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It is my method to apply tension at all times.
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It is normal to be nervous.
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It never is but with a great amount of practice you can overcome your concert platform nerves.
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Just in case you think I play only precious metal flutes, let me tell you that I have a silver plated student model with a silver head and it is excellent.
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Listening to all these really fine players play I was impressed that they all sounded good no matter what they were playing upon.
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Mastery is indeed a very complicated state.
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My wife Jeane has been listening to me play the flute nearly everyday for the last 22 years or more. She thinks I sound the best on gold but that the other metals have different qualities.
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Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you.
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Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
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Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
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Singing is also important as this helps with your projection.
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Taking drugs to overcome nerves is the thin edge of the wedge going in there.
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The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.
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The more you have on your mind the more windows you have open and the less concentrated your performance or practising will be.
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The reason I play studies is to brush up my technique and style after a tour.
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The year 1984 was one of the great years in my life being the year I married Jeanne.
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There is no way Top Wind can think that I am going to breeze in and buy a flute, so I can truthfully say that the flute I bought from them was intended for the general market.
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They are all different and I find it hard to tell what flute suits me best.
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Until this time in my life Julius Baker was one of the most admired names in the flute world.
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What a lot of players do not realize is that you have to learn by feel what the lips are doing and not by looking.
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What ever you play, I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I have enjoyed playing all of these flutes over my career.
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What I suggest is to practice till you can do the job without being nervous.
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When I was a kid I was nervous too and it never crossed my mind to take drugs.
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When you are playing your Long tones, you need to have a certain amount of tension to ensure that you flute is not moving around while you play.
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Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.
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You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios.
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You cannot prepare enough for anything.
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