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”

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”

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”

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”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 8

I finished this week’s Etude of the Week on time! Boy was this one tough! It’s labeled a B minor etude, but about a third of the way in we switch to B Major and wander in and out of that delightful key the rest of the time. Lots of high F sharps, lots ofContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 8”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 7

Another Monday and another late Etude of the Week post – I promise, this week I will finally get my act together and finish on time! Number 7 in D Major was really fun to play and felt quite operatic to me. There were a couple of note flubs, but otherwise I’m fairly happy withContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 7”

Köher: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 6

Time for another slightly-belated Etude of the Week post! I actually recorded this one yesterday, but then I totally forgot to do anything with the recording. I’m really enjoying this book – all the etudes are really fun and interesting. I seem to have gotten stuck in the middle of the Andersen book I’m alsoContinue reading “Köher: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 6”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 5

Here’s another belated Etude of the Week post- I’m afraid this is becoming a bit of a pattern! This one had a couple tricky spots, but it actually came together more quickly than I expected. There are still a couple spots that are little rough, but it’s time to move on from this one soContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 5”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 4

It’s Sunday, so that must mean it’s time for another Etude of the Week post! This has been an extremely busy week and I haven’t had as much practice time as I would have liked. I really enjoy this etude and wish I had been able to give it more attention, but this turned outContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 4”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 3

Here’s the next Etude of the Week post, one day late. I had initially recorded this etude on Friday but really didn’t like that take, so I planned to try again over the weekend. Holiday laziness took over and I didn’t end up recording until today, but that’s OK! This is the point where IContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 3”