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Focus! Regulating states of being to improve learning

by Robert Cart Inspired by the bel canto school of singing, and based in principals of neuroscience, this article introduces flutists to basic physiological concepts of autonomic arousal.  By utilizing the suggested protocols, the flutist can leverage the autonomic nervous system to improve learning, memorization, and performance.  The great bel canto vocal instructor, Giovanni Battista Lamperti, referred to the…

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Interview with Enrico Sartori

by Yulia Berry Enrico Sartori is a great Italian conductor and wonderful flautist. For the past few years, he has been a flute professor, conductor and vocal teacher at the Northeast Normal University (China). He is also Principal Conductor of the Jilin Youth Baroque Orchestra and Artistic Director of Bella Culture Media, ltd. Enrico Sartori has been an active…

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Welcome to the Big Pond: some advice for first-year college students

By Michelle Barraclough As a flute professor, the beginning of the fall college semester is an exciting time for me. I enjoy reuniting with the upper-level students and welcoming the new students. The campus environment is full of fresh experiences: meeting people who may be very different from you, living independently without a parent’s guidance, and managing time well….

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Overcoming the Starving Artist Mindset

by Anamarie Diaz, The Financial Flutist The starving artist mindset holds a lot of weight in our society. This ideal is known by artists and non-artists, but we aren’t born believing that artists struggle financially. This concept is learned and internalized by the way artists are portrayed in media and from comments that are said to us by individuals…

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Selecting the Best Pads for Your Flute

By Rachael Simon As a professional flute repair specialist, one of the most common questions I receive from flutists is, “What kind of pads should I get?”. I love getting asked this question, because pads are probably one of my favorite things to talk about. It’s for good reason–there are few components that are as crucial to the sound…

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International Babel Flute Days

by Yulia Berry The Babel Flute turned exactly one year old! But what is exactly The Babel Flute? The Babel Flute is a multilingual platform where flutists from many countries share their unique research and articles with the global flute community. The platform offers instant and exceptional quality translations in over 100 languages ​​and aims to connect flute players…

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Holograms: the future of performance

by Yulia Berry The hologram concert revolution is here whether you like it or not. Over the past 20 years, holographic technology used in concerts has been booming! Technology is an important element in attracting the younger generation to classical music as opposed to gaudy art. And some companies and musicians are pioneering the use of this amazing technology…

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Music, Wonderful Music

by Helen Campo It’s the beginning of May – an average overcast morning in New York City, and I’m gazing out the window by my dining table drinking a cup of fennel tea, distractedly twirling my favorite oat breakfast cookie between my fingers. I notice, yet barely, the overlapping walls of brick, visible from the back of my apartment…

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