Category Archives: Flute

October 04

Altissimo, Jungle Flute, and Deep-House Music. Summer in the Mediterranean.

Summer has finished here in the Mediterranean. It’s cooler now and I’m writing this long overdue update from a rainy Sicily. It’s been an interesting summer. I’ve devoted a lot of hours to really focused practicing and have developed some new things. This summer has mostly been about Altissimo, flute doubling, house music, and Aperol […]

April 22

Vintage Sobriquet Videos

Now that I have constant access to blazing fast wifi I found some videos of my band from Indiana days called Sobriquet. Here are two videos from our last gig. The first is an original tune on a pretty epic scale titled ‘Strophs’ and the second is a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Morning Bell.’ The videos […]

February 13

Woodwind doubling — Practical Advice

Here are 6 extremely practical habits that can help to improve your doubles dramatically. These are habits that I’ve acquired from years of experience doubling on multiple woodwinds. While these tips won’t help you improve your technical abilities on your instruments, I believe they are invaluable when it comes to the mechanics of actually switching […]

October 21

Flutter tonguing — A super easy method.

I was talking to a trombone playing friend of mine last night about flutter tonguing and he told me that he doesn’t really know how to do it properly so I thought that I would post an article on the subject. Flutter tonguing is called for pretty rarely so it’s no surprise that most people […]

July 15

Daily Flute Warm Up

Warm ups. Not exactly a very sexy topic, yet so important.   I think you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks warming up is unimportant, yet, strangely enough, many people go about it in a haphazard or random way. While this style will no doubt get the blood flowing and help you prepare […]