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Playing Flute With Double Jointed Fingers

In Fitness, Flute, Resources by Angela0 Comments

When I was in the Nashville Youth Symphony in high school, a fellow flutist had these beautiful rings I commented on and to my amazement she told me: “oh, I have double jointed fingers. These rings help prevent my fingers from flying backwards if I play too fast.” Say what?? So I looked into it and through the years I …

Keep It Simple!

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Have you seen my latest article up on FluteFocus.com?  There is a plethora of valueable information and articles up on this site, be you a flutist or not.  Here is a sneak peak at my latest article, which you can view in its entirety here:  http://www.flutefocus.com/Health/keep-it-simple.html In it, I discuss the basic principles in designing a workout program.  K.I.S.S. Keep …

Gordelli Flute Concerto and Panama City Pops

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This past May 5th I had the privelege of stepping out from among the orchestra to be accompanied by them.  At the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte this past year, I heard Christina Jennings play this at the gala concert and said “I have to play that”.  Alas, I also REALLY wanted to play the Larry Singer piccolo concerto …

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The Beaker Face

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Any child who was priveledged enough to grow up in the age of Hannah-Barbara, otherwise known as the 1980’s, when the cartoons on Saturday morning were worth watching ( a la: GI Joe, She-Ra, He-Man, Rainbow Bright, My Little Pony and Thunder Cats), kids were expected to go outside and play after school and The Muppets reigned supreme, can identify …

Do What You Suck At

In Fitness, Flute, Motivation and Success by Angela0 Comments

One of my mottos for awhile now has been “You are only as strong as your weakest link”.  This picture exemplifies the idea perfectly.  When I was in Army Basic Training, that was one of the things they told us almost constantly.  We had to do everything as a team, and if one person was wrong, you were all wrong.  …