Richard Hahn talks to students about practicing
Among the first questions I ask my new students is, "How do you practice?" Usually, the student is uncertain about how to respond to the question and, if so, I go on to ask that they begin a typical practice session, just as though I, the teacher, were not present. Often the student is still rather unsure, and may simply begin to play some piece or other, showing me that they don't really have a regular practice routine. (Learn More)
While the term "flute" refers to a broad number of instruments which are found in many different cultures, we will be exploring the history of our modern flute. There are many names for this special kind of flute. These names include: cross flute, German flute, transverse flute and flauto traverso. What is important about all of these names is that they define an instrument that is held horizontally while being played. A flute dating back to approximately 900 B.C. was found in China and called a ch'ie. To date, the oldest flutes have been found in the Swabian Alps region of Germany, and are said to have been from about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago. (Learn More)
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