A collection of online resources to help you investigate your own playing!
Listen to the masters
Besides your regular practice and lessons, it's important to listen and learn often from the incredible master flutists.
There are so many recordings and resources on the internet. These are a couple of my favorites. Stay tuned for updates, and enjoy exploring!
Herbie Mann: Jazz and Flair
Flute is used in virtually every genre of music, and one of the jazz greats is Herbie Mann.
how he uses rhythm for character
the texture of his articulation
how his sound is different from Ms. McGhee and Ms. Jennings
(Check out his posture too. I do not recommend doing what he does with his right shoulder!)
Denis Bouriakov: Tone and Technique
This a stunning display of the virtuosity of the flute. Denis Bouriakov's (Prinicpal Flute, Los Angelos Philharmonic) technique and sound and incredibly fluid.
amazing breath control
easy sounding octaves
*start at 6:22 if you want to get to the really impressive stuff right away:)
youtube channels & videos
The following YouTube channels are some of the best I've found for fundamental topics. They're clear, engaging, and just darn good information as you're getting started.
Just Another Flutist
Sample Video: Vibrato
Her videos are just as entertaining as they are informative. Highly recommend this one if you haven't learned about vibrato before!
If you do know about vibrato, check out this video from world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich to go a little more in-depth.
Flutronix is an amazing flute duo based in Brooklyn, NY. Their music is super fun and usually features groovy electronics.
Jennifer Cluff is a Canadian flutist with an extensive website full of articles on flute playing and practicing. You can probably spend a whole afternoon exploring her resources.
Jennifer Keeney is based in Texas and has tons of creative practice ideas. Check out the "Precision and Flow" exercise on her homepage for a quick boost to your technique!