1. Anonymous said: Is it better to align the center of your embouchure hole with the keys, or the top edge of your embouchure hole with the keys? Is there a large difference?

    I had to think about this for a second but I personally probably line the top of the hole with the keys (maybe even further) as opposed to doing the center of the embouchure hole in line with the keys.

    I think it boils down to what you’re comfortable with. As long as you’re not putting the flute together or holding it in a way that could cause you pain from long-term playing or make your dexterity suffer, it’s up to you.

    1 week ago  /  5 notes

  2. marymanu:

#breadporn #baguette #flute and even a #loaf of #glutenfree #quinoa-#rice #bread!

    marymanu:

    #breadporn #baguette #flute and even a #loaf of #glutenfree #quinoa-#rice #bread!

    1 week ago  /  9 notes  /  Source: marymanu

  3. Went car shopping today, picked out the car I’m gonna buy. The three letters on the license plate are PIA, naturally the first thing I associated that with was Piazzolla.

    3 weeks ago  /  7 notes

  4. tophatfancy:

Flute major things: Propping up your Baxtresser excerpt book so that her judgmental photograph pushes you to practice harder.

    tophatfancy:

    Flute major things:
    Propping up your Baxtresser excerpt book so that her judgmental photograph pushes you to practice harder.

    1 month ago  /  79 notes  /  Source: tophatfancyghosts

  5. tumorsandmusic:

Moyse all day, every day.

    tumorsandmusic:

    Moyse all day, every day.

    1 month ago  /  52 notes  /  Source: tumorsandmusic

  6. I can’t do orchestra this semester because I got a job that conflicts with it but I found out they’re doing Schubert 8 and now I’m so jealous.

    2 months ago  /  4 notes

  7. Random picture: my piano stand has had this excerpt from Scheherazade open for weeks now.

    Random picture: my piano stand has had this excerpt from Scheherazade open for weeks now.

    2 months ago  /  166 notes

  8. teenagemutantninjaslut:

Tell me why this photo montage exists 

    teenagemutantninjaslut:

    Tell me why this photo montage exists 

    2 months ago  /  124 notes  /  Source: teenagemutantninjaslut

  9. Summer update

    Hey guys, I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted or even reblogged anything. I went on a trip to Seattle last week and started a new job that has me working five days a week. Orchestra has been out since May and I haven’t been able to play in flute choir since January. Sadly my flute has gone relatively unloved this summer besides a couple practice sessions.

    I just wanted to apologize for the lack of posts and to let you all know I’m still here :) Hope you guys are having wonderful summers.

    2 months ago  /  0 notes

  10. fyeahflutes:

Famous excerpt: The obbligato piccolo solo from Stars & Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, beginning at the double bar line, marked Grandioso.

It’s that time of year again.

    fyeahflutes:

    Famous excerpt: The obbligato piccolo solo from Stars & Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, beginning at the double bar line, marked Grandioso.

    It’s that time of year again.

    3 months ago  /  2,600 notes  /  Source: fyeahflutes

  11. mother-natures-daughter:

Pandora loves helping me practise.

    mother-natures-daughter:

    Pandora loves helping me practise.

    4 months ago  /  55 notes  /  Source: eponinesflowers

  12. Anonymous said: I have a tiny problem. I've been playing the flute for about seven years now, and I did try to play the piccolo once because my band teacher brought one in when I was a fifth grader. I was never able to play it that well because I have large fingers. Now that I'm about to start my first year at college I am told that to be in the marching band that they want all flute players to play piccolo. What should I do if I can't play one? I don't want to quit band.

    You’ll be able to learn piccolo okay, especially if you’ve been playing flute for seven years and having large hands is your only disadvantage. I’m a guy and I have pretty large hands; picking up the piccolo at first after only playing the flute is always, always going to feel weird. But trust me when I say that after enough practice on the piccolo, it will feel just as natural as playing flute. :)

    4 months ago  /  8 notes

  13. tumorsandmusic:

This is my face when people try to justify putting a flute on a stand (especially wire stands) by saying “it was just for the picture.”

    tumorsandmusic:

    This is my face when people try to justify putting a flute on a stand (especially wire stands) by saying “it was just for the picture.”

    4 months ago  /  168 notes  /  Source: tumorsandmusic

  14. tumorsandmusic:

    What’s in my flute bag!

    4 months ago  /  53 notes  /  Source: tumorsandmusic

  15. punkrockpizzaparty said: I was wondering if you knew what piece of music the picture you added to the 'flute players need to breathe' post was from? Thanks :)

    It’s the last two lines of Lisbon, the first movement of Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger :)

    5 months ago  /  2 notes