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The 10th edition of The Babel Flute has been published on December 20, 2023! Explore 25 new articles covering many diverse topics. This edition introduces 7 new contributors and includes Turkey as a new country, bringing the total contributors to 89 from 30 countries!

Testate artigianali per flauto “OFZ – Zaralli”
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute Making and Repair, Italy / December 20, 2023 L'idea di un flautista per i flautisti di Onorio Zaralli A metà degli anni Novanta, durante un soggiorno estivo sulle Dolomiti, ebbi un'intuizione improvvisa... Passeggiavo sui sentieri dei boschi di
The B-Toe
Edition 9 - June 2023, Flute Making and Repair, The Netherlands / June 20, 2023 by Jan Karman How it started  One of my most favorite melodies of Bach, that I play on my flute, is his Alto Aria from Cantate BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh,

MULTIMEDIA
Who doesn’t love a good flute story
Edition 9 - June 2023, Multimedia, USA / June 20, 2023

By Karen Kevra My flute has been a constant companion since I was 9 years old. It’s introduced me to

The Electric Flute: An Introduction to Playing with Effects
Edition 7 - December 2022, Multimedia, USA / December 20, 2022

By Melissa Keeling INTRODUCTION I will never forget the first time I heard my flute through effects pedals (the “electric

El desafío de las clases online
Argentina, Edition 5 - June 2022, Multimedia / June 20, 2022

Valentina Galaz La metodología para desarrollar una clase online es evidentemente muy diferente a la clase presencial. En lo que

RealStage: un nuovo compagno di studi
Edition 5 - June 2022, Ensembles & Repertoire, Italy, Multimedia / June 20, 2022

di Gian Marco Verdone Studio solitario? Abbiamo un “piano”! Durante la mia esperienza come Maestro Collaboratore presso l’Accademia del Flauto


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<big><span style=”font-weight: bold;”>CHILDREN’S CORNER</span></big>

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Suzuki Flute School
Children's Corner, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 by Marco Messina La storia di successo del fondatore del metodo Suzuki Shinichi Suzuki, violinista ed insegnante giapponese, iniziò a sviluppare il suo sistema educativo negli anni '30. Egli ha
Flute Methods for Intermediate Students
Children's Corner, China, Edition 5 - June 2022, Italy, Pedagogy / June 20, 2022 by Enrico Sartori When I talk about intermediate flute students I refer to those who had regular flute lessons for a semester or one year, learned all the positions of
Speed Up Your Brain for Efficient Practice 
Children's Corner, Edition 5 - June 2022, Pedagogy, USA / June 20, 2022 by Kathy Blocki Do you ever feel a brain fog when trying to conquer a passage? Or maybe you feel like one of your students is in a brain fog. Sometimes you
Aktive SchülerInnen, ein Wunschtraum jeder Lehrperson?
Children's Corner, Edition 4 - March 2022, Germany / March 20, 2022 Ein Plädoyer für schüleraktivierenden Instrumentalunterricht Von lic. phil. Renate Lemmer Schönenberger Kennen Sie diese drei Situationen? Die SchülerIn ist wortkarg und antriebslos … Sie als Lehrperson sind überaktiv und versuchen
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Flute in the history of advertising
Edition 8 - March 2023, Featured, Flute in Art, USA / March 20, 2023

Pink Rose and Flute, Lion Coffee, Woolson Spice Co, Toledo, Ohio by Yulia Berry Advertising is a global phenomenon that

Пан и Сиринга в мифологии и искусстве
Edition 7 - December 2022, Flute in Art, Russia / December 20, 2022

Pan and Syrinx, Pierre Mignard, c.1686-1690. Автор: Марина Вологдина Древнегреческая легенда повествует о происхождении флейты Пана - одной из старейших

The mystery of the flutist’s portrait
Edition 6 - September 2022, Flute in Art / September 20, 2022

by Yulia Berry In May 2022, at the sale of old paintings, one lot exceeded all expectations and became the

Flute in the art of Japan
Edition 4 - March 2022, Flute in Art, USA / March 20, 2022

by Yulia Berry The most exquisite form of art in Japan besides music is painting. It was inseparable from calligraphy,

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Who doesn’t love a good flute story
Edition 9 - June 2023, Multimedia, USA / June 20, 2023

By Karen Kevra My flute has been a constant companion since I was 9 years old. It’s introduced me to

The Electric Flute: An Introduction to Playing with Effects
Edition 7 - December 2022, Multimedia, USA / December 20, 2022

By Melissa Keeling INTRODUCTION I will never forget the first time I heard my flute through effects pedals (the “electric

El desafío de las clases online
Argentina, Edition 5 - June 2022, Multimedia / June 20, 2022

Valentina Galaz La metodología para desarrollar una clase online es evidentemente muy diferente a la clase presencial. En lo que

 

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Key Clicks: why you should hear the keys while playing
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute Technique, The Netherlands / December 20, 2023 by Rogier de Pijper When I was sixteen years old, my flute teacher gave me 'Density 21.5' by Varèse. In this piece, there is a technique that I had never
Флейта – просто о сложном: вибрато
Edition 9 - June 2023, Flute Technique, Russia / June 20, 2023 Автор - Илья Дворецкий Читайте в предыдущих статьях: Основы игры на флейте. Часть 1. Постановка Основы игры на флейте. Часть 2. Дыхание. Основы игры на флейте. Часть 3. Постановка губ.
Waarom je niet altijd mooi zou moeten spelen
Edition 8 - March 2023, Flute Technique, The Netherlands / March 20, 2023 by Rogier de Pijper Vanaf het moment dat we voor de eerste keer het lokaal van onze fluitdocent inlopen is het punt gestart waarop we op zoek gaan naar perfectie.
Zijn ghost harmonics eng of redden ze hoge noten?
Edition 6 - September 2022, Flute Technique, The Netherlands / September 20, 2022 Rogier de Pijper Het derde register van de fluit zorgt vaak voor stress bij fluitisten die ik tegenkom. Het wordt soms geassocieerd met moeilijk, hard en lelijk. Vooral leerlingen die


PHYSIOLOGY
Recovering from an injury
Edition 10 - December 2023, Physiology, Portugal / December 20, 2023

A retrospective around a flutist’s individual experience By Patrícia Fernandes Pires It's not uncommon to see a musician suffer from injuries related to their playing.

Considerazioni sulle variazioni timbriche del suono nel Flauto Traverso
Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy, Physiology / December 20, 2023

di Marco Gaudino Per una più semplice comprensione del seguente articolo si consiglia di leggere gli articoli di Marco pubblicati nei numeri precedenti. Vedi articoli

Musician gravidanza: benefici del suono del flauto a 432 HZ
Edition 9 - June 2023, Italy, Physiology / June 20, 2023

di Paola Andreoli Perché la musica in Gravidanza Il suono è indubbiamente uno dei veicoli più potenti per riportare equilibrio e il periodo della gestazione

Il registro acuto nel flauto traverso
Edition 9 - June 2023, Italy, Physiology / June 20, 2023

di Marco Gaudino Il passaggio corretto dai suoni medio-alti a quelli acuti nel flauto non deve avvenire con tensioni esclusive focalizzate sulle labbra. Esso deve

Open Questions in the Theobald Böhm Research
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute History, Germany / December 20, 2023 by Ludwig Böhm (1.12.2023) ***We continue the publication of a series of articles by Ludwig Böhm from“Commemorative Writing on the occasion of Theobald Böhm’s 200th Birthday, Munich 1994”, gradually approaching the
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Флейта оригинальной системы Бёма
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute History, Russia / December 20, 2023 Автор - Марина Вологдина Существует точка зрения, что возможная нелюбовь В. А. Моцарта к флейте была вызвана несовершенством инструмента той эпохи, что ограничивало творческую фантазию композитора. В эпоху классицизма и
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A magyar fuvolázás elmúlt kétszáz éve és európai beágyazódása
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute History, Hungary / December 20, 2023 Új könyv a magyar fuvolázás történetéről Czeloth-Csetényi Gyula Könyvünk 2022 decemberében jelent meg, és az első olyan anyag, amely kísérletet tesz a magyar fuvolaművészet történetének és jelenségeinek összefoglalására az utóbbi
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ETHNIC FLUTES
The Origin Of Oja Flute
Edition 9 - June 2023, Ethnic Flutes, Nigeria / June 20, 2023

By Ebele The Flutist The Oja is as old as the Igbo people. The culture of the Igbo people is

El Moceño: La Flauta Traversa Del Altiplano
Edition 8 - March 2023, Ethnic Flutes, Peru / March 20, 2023

Por: Manuel Carranza Cueto En América del Sur hay una vasta y rica geografía donde maravillosas culturas (milenarias algunas como

I flauti di tradizione cinese
Edition 6 - September 2022, Ethnic Flutes, Italy / September 20, 2022

di Marco Felicioni Nell’estremo oriente si concentra maggiormente la presenza del valore spirituale ed evocativo della musica e del flauto;


JAZZ FLUTE
Storia del flauto jazz – Parte 3. Buddy Collette e Frank Wess
Edition 3 - December 2021, Italy, Jazz Flute / December 20, 2021

Di Nicola Rizzo Eccoci qui ad un nuovo appuntamento con la storia del flauto jazz. Protagonisti di oggi Buddy Collette

Wayman Carver e Harry Klee
Edition 2 - September 2021, Italy, Jazz Flute / September 20, 2021

Storia del flauto jazz - Parte seconda di Nicola Rizzo Ed eccoci ad un nuovo appuntamento del nostro viaggio alla

So you want to improvise, do you?
Edition 2 - September 2021, Jazz Flute, North America / September 20, 2021

by Bill McBirnie From the start, I can guarantee you that learning to improvise will give you a genuine opportunity


NORTH AMERICA
From Bach to Bot: Exploring the AI Revolution in Music Creation and Performance
Artificial Intelligence in music, Edition 10 - December 2023, USA / December 20, 2023 Can AI-generated music truly be considered art, or does it lack the emotional depth that comes from human experience? by Yulia Berry AI technologies are becoming a major part of every industry in 2023. This
KING MIDAS in a New Genre: Storytelling Flute Theater
Edition 10 - December 2023, Ensembles & Repertoire, Italy, USA / December 20, 2023 by Yulia Berry and Onorio Zaralli THE STORY OF KING MIDAS King Midas, a prominent figure in ancient Greek mythology, is renowned for his ill-fated decisions. One memorable instance involves his wish to the god
Symphonic Arrangement of Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano
Edition 10 - December 2023, Ensembles & Repertoire, USA / December 20, 2023 by Steve Barta First let me state that I love the flute. Whether it’s made of medal, clay, stone, plastic, bamboo, wood, or some material I’ve never heard of – I’m IN. On my Another
Fluting Across Screens: A Recap of ‘The Babel Flute Days’ Global Flute Convention 2023
Edition 10 - December 2023, Featured, USA / December 20, 2023 by The Babel Flute team From September 19 to 24, the digital realm became the stage for a unique musical odyssey for the second year (Read our report in 2022)! "The Babel Flute Days" celebrated
Flute timbre and its artistic characteristics
Edition 9 - June 2023, Pedagogy, USA / June 20, 2023 Emanuel Flute. Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson by Yulia Berry The voice of the flute, like the voice of the human who created it, can sound in different intonations: joyful


CENTRAL-SOUTH AMERICA
“Marcahuasi” Op. 10 para flauta sola

Música para flauta sola latinoamericana

Posted: Edition 10 - December 2023, Ensembles & Repertoire, Peru / December 20, 2023
La flauta en la Escuela Superior de Música de Detmold, Alemania

Una experiencia significativa. Listen in

Posted: Edition 9 - June 2023, Flutist Diary, Peru / June 20, 2023
Perfeccionismo y Compasión en la práctica del Músico

por Francisca Fernández Incorporar la

Posted: Chile, Edition 8 - March 2023, Pedagogy / March 20, 2023
El Moceño: La Flauta Traversa Del Altiplano

Por: Manuel Carranza Cueto En

Posted: Edition 8 - March 2023, Ethnic Flutes, Peru / March 20, 2023
Método de flauta traversa de César Peredo

Una nueva propuesta en la

Posted: Edition 8 - March 2023, Pedagogy, Peru / March 20, 2023
Flauta Andina

por Daniel Velasco A pesar

Posted: Edition 7 - December 2022, Ensembles & Repertoire, Equador / December 20, 2022

EUROPE
Key Clicks: why you should hear the keys while playing
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute Technique, The Netherlands / December 20, 2023 by Rogier de Pijper When I was sixteen years old, my flute teacher gave me 'Density 21.5' by Varèse. In this piece, there is a technique that I had never played before. Above some notes,
KING MIDAS in a New Genre: Storytelling Flute Theater
Edition 10 - December 2023, Ensembles & Repertoire, Italy, USA / December 20, 2023 by Yulia Berry and Onorio Zaralli THE STORY OF KING MIDAS King Midas, a prominent figure in ancient Greek mythology, is renowned for his ill-fated decisions. One memorable instance involves his wish to the god
Suzuki Flute School
Children's Corner, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 by Marco Messina La storia di successo del fondatore del metodo Suzuki Shinichi Suzuki, violinista ed insegnante giapponese, iniziò a sviluppare il suo sistema educativo negli anni '30. Egli ha riconosciuto nella capacità dei bambini
Luigi Hugues: Flutist, Composer, and Geographer
Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 by Enrico Sartori If you mention the name Luigi Hugues to an Italian flute player, he or she would immediately recognize it and recall the years as a student practicing “La Scuola del Flauto” op.51.
Testate artigianali per flauto “OFZ – Zaralli”
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute Making and Repair, Italy / December 20, 2023 L'idea di un flautista per i flautisti di Onorio Zaralli A metà degli anni Novanta, durante un soggiorno estivo sulle Dolomiti, ebbi un'intuizione improvvisa... Passeggiavo sui sentieri dei boschi di abete, proprio lì, dove Antonio
FLAUTANDO 2023
Edition 10 - December 2023, News and Events, Switzerland / December 20, 2023 Peter-Lukas Graf LIVE! - "A musical encounter" Text: Viktoria Eschenfelder - Photos: Stefan Keller A musical encounter This year's Flautando Day on 4 November 2023 in Boswil was not just a musical encounter, no, it
IVY PRIAULX RAINER (Sud Africa 1903- Francia 1986)
Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 Una compositrice che amava ascoltare il silenzio  di Vilma Campitelli Ivy Priaulx Rainer compositrice, violinista e docente universitaria sudafricana/britannica. Sebbene abbia vissuto la maggior parte della sua vita in Inghilterra, il suo stile compositivo è
A magyar fuvolázás elmúlt kétszáz éve és európai beágyazódása
Edition 10 - December 2023, Flute History, Hungary / December 20, 2023 Új könyv a magyar fuvolázás történetéről Czeloth-Csetényi Gyula Könyvünk 2022 decemberében jelent meg, és az első olyan anyag, amely kísérletet tesz a magyar fuvolaművészet történetének és jelenségeinek összefoglalására az utóbbi kétszáz évben. Korábban ilyen könyv
Il flauto prima del flauto
Edition 10 - December 2023, Ensembles & Repertoire, Italy, Uncategorized / December 20, 2023 di Paolo Dalmoro Ovvero alcune considerazioni sul flauto “vecchio sistema” e sul perché sarebbe utile ritornare a suonarlo Chi tra voi avrà avuto necessità, per lavoro, studio o diletto di approfondire la storia del flauto, avrà sicuramente
Il vibrato
Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy, Video Lessons / December 20, 2023 di Claudio Montafia In questi video vorrei contribuire a fornire un mia personale idea su come approcciare lo studio del vibrato . Il vibrato è sicuramente un valore aggiunto che va a fornire uno strumento
Emanuele Krakamp a Firenze (1853-1855)
Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 polemiche e delusioni di un concertista di Maurizio Bignardelli Emanuele Krakamp (Palermo 1813 – Napoli 1883), uno dei più celebri concertisti italiani di flauto dell’Ottocento, trascorse due anni burrascosi della sua vita (1853 – 1855)


AUSTRALIA
Coastline Project

Tracing a flutist’s unfolding practices

Posted: Australia, Contemporary Music, Edition 9 - June 2023 / June 20, 2023
ASIA
Interview with Enrico Sartori

by Yulia Berry Enrico Sartori

Posted: China, Edition 6 - September 2022, Interviews, Italy, USA / September 20, 2022
AFRICA
The Origin Of Oja Flute

By Ebele The Flutist The

Posted: Edition 9 - June 2023, Ethnic Flutes, Nigeria / June 20, 2023

COMPOSERS & BIOGRAPHIES

ԳԱԳԻԿ ՀՈՎՈՒՆՑ | Armenian composer Gagik Hovunts
Armenia, Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023 / December 20, 2023 Անուշ Նարոյան Երաժշտությունը միշտ գերում է մարդոու սիրտն ու հոգին,գեղեցկության այս ակնհայտ շոշափումը երբեք չի մոռացվում,դա այն հետքն է որի միջոցով վերադառնում ես կյանքի տարբեր ժամանակահատվածներ։ Այս գեղեցիկ խոսքերով եմ
Luigi Hugues: Flutist, Composer, and Geographer
Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 by Enrico Sartori If you mention the name Luigi Hugues to an Italian flute player, he or she would immediately recognize it and recall the years as a student practicing

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

COMPOSERS & BIOGRAPHIES

ԳԱԳԻԿ ՀՈՎՈՒՆՑ | Armenian composer Gagik Hovunts
Armenia, Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023 / December 20, 2023 Անուշ Նարոյան Երաժշտությունը միշտ գերում է մարդոու սիրտն ու հոգին,գեղեցկության այս ակնհայտ շոշափումը երբեք չի մոռացվում,դա այն հետքն է որի միջոցով վերադառնում ես կյանքի տարբեր ժամանակահատվածներ։ Այս գեղեցիկ խոսքերով եմ
Luigi Hugues: Flutist, Composer, and Geographer
Composers & Biographies, Edition 10 - December 2023, Italy / December 20, 2023 by Enrico Sartori If you mention the name Luigi Hugues to an Italian flute player, he or she would immediately recognize it and recall the years as a student practicing

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Coastline Project
Australia, Contemporary Music, Edition 9 - June 2023 / June 20, 2023

Tracing a flutist’s unfolding practices