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  • PLAYING and TEACHINGthe FLUTE

    9th Edition

    Joanna Cowan WhiteProfessor of Flute

    Central Michigan University

    joanna.white@cmich.edu

  • Dr. Joanna Cowan White 2 Central Michigan University

    Flute Family............................................................................................................................ 4Parts of the Flute ...................................................................................................................... 4

    Checking Out Flutes .............................................................................................................. 4Cleaning Rod/Tuning Rod ...................................................................................................... 4Head-joint ............................................................................................................................ 4Body................................................................................................................................... 5Foot-joint............................................................................................................................. 5

    Assembly ................................................................................................................................ 5Flute Care................................................................................................................................ 6Flute Repair ............................................................................................................................. 7Playing Positions...................................................................................................................... 7

    Balance................................................................................................................................ 7Body Position....................................................................................................................... 8Finger, Wrist, and Hand Positions............................................................................................ 8The Face, Back Teeth, and Tongue (Voicing) .............................................................................. 9

    Body Mapping ......................................................................................................................... 9Lip Care.................................................................................................................................. 9Points of Balance Diagram.......................................................................................................... 9Breathing Diagram .................................................................................................................. 11Breathing............................................................................................................................... 12Embouchure........................................................................................................................... 14

    The Flexible Embouchure, Pitch Bends, and Harmonics ............................................................. 15Air Pockets......................................................................................................................... 15Special Embouchures............................................................................................................ 15

    Tone..................................................................................................................................... 16Strengthening Low Notes and High Notes ................................................................................ 16

    Legato................................................................................................................................... 17Register Changes .................................................................................................................... 17Technical Development and Down/Release................................................................................... 17Articulation............................................................................................................................ 17Note Endings ......................................................................................................................... 18Double and Triple Tonguing ..................................................................................................... 18Dynamics .............................................................................................................................. 19Intonation.............................................................................................................................. 19

    Playing In tune.................................................................................................................... 19Just Intonation .................................................................................................................... 20

    Vibrato.................................................................................................................................. 20Ear Training........................................................................................................................... 20Musicality ............................................................................................................................. 21Ensemble/Blend...................................................................................................................... 21Music Theory......................................................................................................................... 21Sight Reading ........................................................................................................................ 21Trills .................................................................................................................................... 21Alternate Fingerings ................................................................................................................ 22Problem Solving..................................................................................................................... 22Rhythm................................................................................................................................. 23Note Groupings and Practice Rhythms........................................................................................ 24Improve Your Playing.............................................................................................................. 26Warm-up Routine.................................................................................................................... 26Practice Tips .......................................................................................................................... 27Performance ........................................................................................................................... 27Auditions .............................................................................................................................. 28Audition Tapes....................................................................................................................... 29Michigan Scale Proficiency Requirements.................................................................................... 29Performance Health.................................................................................................................. 30

    Physical and Mental Health Resources..................................................................................... 31Teaching Ideas for Lessons and the Classroom.............................................................................. 32Excellence Versus Mediocrity .................................................................................................... 34

  • Dr. Joanna Cowan White 3 Central Michigan University

    Setting Goals ......................................................................................................................... 34Organization........................................................................................................................... 35Competition........................................................................................................................... 35College Auditions................................................................................................................... 36Jobs in Music......................................................................................................................... 37Resumes................................................................................................................................ 37Piccolo.................................................................................................................................. 39Ear Plugs............................................................................................................................... 39Alto and Bass Flute................................................................................................................. 39Buying an Instrument .............................................................................................................. 40

    Flute ................................................................................................................................. 40Piccolo .............................................................................................................................. 41Alto and Bass Flute ............................................................................................................. 41

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