Tone Tips #5: Daily Tone Exercises

¬†(I recommend starting from the beginning – click here for the first entry on Tone Tips if you’re just starting with this series) Consistent, daily tone exercise is an important step in tone development and maintenance. This doesn’t have to mean...

Tone Tips: #4 Use Your Diaphragm!

The diaphragm is a muscle at the base of your rib cage, essentially underneath your lungs. To play the flute with full, clear tone, you need to use this muscle effectively. With a full breath, your lungs will expand in such a way that your diaphragm expands downward,...

Tone Tips: #2 Posture and Positioning

You’re beginning on the adventure of refining your tone – congratulations! (If you haven’t yet read introductory comments, please click here). The first step, and one you’ll keep coming back to over and over, is about the basic set-up of both...

Tips on Tone and Intonation: #1: Tone

It’s been said that flute is the most difficult instrument to teach because so much of what produces the tone is neither visible nor clear. This is the first in a series of blog entries regarding tone production and intonation on flute. My hope is to provide...