Drouet: 25 Studies for the Flute – No. 1

Time for a new book in the Etude of the Week group! This time around, the group voted for 25 Studies for the Flute by Louis Drouet. Here’s No. 1 Allegro in C Major! After completing the last book of Köhler etudes, I’m relieved to see that these appear to be less of a techniqueContinue reading “Drouet: 25 Studies for the Flute – No. 1”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 23

Just a quick post today, it’s been a rough couple days for practicing! I hope everyone affected by wildfires and the resulting smoke is doing well – it’s been pretty smoky here the last few days and I’m definitely feeling it in my throat when I play. This is a pretty straightforward etude, so otherContinue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 23”

Book Finish! Köhler – 22 Etudes d’Expression, Op. 89 – No. 11

At the eleventh hour, I’ve finished this book for Etude of the Week! Yes, the title is 22 Etudes d’Expression and this is only No. 11, but it’s split into two volumes so I’m claiming my victory. The last couple weeks have not been great for Etude practicing, so this one is a little moreContinue reading “Book Finish! Köhler – 22 Etudes d’Expression, Op. 89 – No. 11”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No 22

I actually recorded this etude yesterday and completely forgot to post it! This one was really fun and relatively easy to get under my fingers. The big challenge here is making sure it actually sounds syncopated and not turning the beat around. Hopefully I succeeded? I’m getting so close to the end of this book,Continue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No 22”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No 21.

Just quick post today – Andersen No. 21 was a fun one! This would be a good one for developing triple tonguing, but I decided to try to maintain fast, even single tonguing throughout. There are some cracked notes in this one, making it more apparent that I didn’t have time for a great warm-upContinue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No 21.”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 20

Here’s Andersen Op. 37 No. 20, recorded quickly during a gap between today’s lessons. This one is pretty, but I had a hard time making sure the melody didn’t get lost among all the ornaments. There are also more finger flubs than I’d like because my copy of this book is quite poorly printed inContinue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 20”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 19

Here’s Andersen No. 19 – a great finger workout! This etude sounds like it’s all trills, but it’s really all written out as even 32nd notes, so I wanted to make sure that I was challenging myself to use the real fingerings. I love trill fingerings and think that they can be great shortcuts whenContinue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 19”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op . 89 – No. 10

Finally, an Etude of the Week post that’s not at the last minute! After the really difficult etudes in the middle of this book, this is a super fun one! G minor is a pretty friendly key so I was able to put this one together reasonably quickly. I’ve hardly played my metal head jointContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op . 89 – No. 10”

Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 18

Hello again! Back to Andersen’s 26 Small Caprices! I thought when I started Op. 37 that this set of etudes would go fairly quickly, since many of them are less than one page long and the first few were easy enough to trick me into a false sense of security. However, Andersen must have beenContinue reading “Andersen: 26 Small Caprices, Op. 37 – No. 18”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 9

Time for another Etude of the Week! I had intended to finish this one earlier in the week, but at least it’s still on time. I only had the motivation for one take because it’s really hot and the flute was slippery, so there are a couple little mistakes that I’ll have to live with.Continue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 9”