C# trill key

This week’s blog is one from the archives…I think I have a few new followers since this video was originally posted in November 2014. I also look a tad more well-rested… This video is a quick overview of the purpose of the C# trill key, a feature...

Legends: Jean-Pierre Rampal

Last Friday, I posted a wonderful video from 1987 of Jean-Pierre Rampal playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (see it here). It made me realize that while I have covered many important composers of flute music, that I have...

You get what you pay for: piccolos

I did something I knew I would regret the other day: I went to Amazon and searched “piccolo.” No brand name, no price specifications. As I expected, a plethora of inexpensive instruments in an array of colors and finishes greeted me, promising great sound...

Curved head flutes

This topic is one from the archives, but with updated information! When most flute players think of curved headjoints, they think of alto and bass flutes. But did you know that curved headjoints are available on regular C flutes as well? These instruments, designed...