This is from one of my favorite sections in the CPE Bach's solo sonata:
In historical flute playing, we talk a lot about using varied articulation to create "light and shadow" in our sound. However, if the breath is not supporting that, if there's no "light and shadow" in your breath, then we are only half way there. Being able to shape and release the breath is the absolute basis and a top priority in the art of wind-playing.
Hear me live on this topic and get some hands-on playing at my upcoming workshop BEYOND THE ALLEMANDE on Feb. 5!
ABOUT THE BLOG:
I got inspired to document my own observations in flute-playing and music-making. Also, I thought it's important to pass on the teachings of the great Wilbert Hazelzet, as well as many other mentors who have influenced my artistic visions one way or the other. Enjoy this potpourri of tips, inspirations, and musings.
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