Every time I see the movie Taken, I always change “skills” to “scales” because it’s funnier to me. Since I’m currently in NJ with the threat of power outages I decided to act on my concept and draw a bit with Paper by 53. Not the most elegant rendering of Liam Neeson, but not terrible.
14 Sep 2012 Leave a comment
Dry lips are essential when some flutists play, but I usually don’t play without something lightly coating my lips to keep them flexible and soft and to help fill in any dry, rough patches/ridges so the air can smoothly flow across without any interruption. Lipstick is notoriously waxy and lip gloss in a squeeze tube or with an applicator wand is often too sticky.
I recently tried out Maybelline’s Baby Lips. Very sheer color More
25 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
12 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
If you’re in NYC Thursday, July 13, 2012, please stop by St. Bartholomew’s Church (325 Park Ave/51st St), for an evening of Mahler’s 5th Symphony.
This is the third year that director James Blachly is presenting a Mahler symphony to raise funds More
05 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
As audition season rolls around again, an excellent tool for developing and working with crazy pitch (students, amateur, and pros alike) is Rich Schwartz’s The Tuning CD. I use it for scales, intervals, and especially orchestral excerpts.
Rich is a friend of my boyfriend and I am very thankful that his research produced this tool. It really keeps my pitch centered and grounded, especially if I don’t have a tuned piano available.
04 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
I came across the Virtual Flute Choir’s request for submissions while I was browsing the Fluteworld.com website. Not having enough time to submit a video, I was happy to hear that there was an extension, so I hustled and recorded the Alto 2 part for the project.
I had to use my iphone since my recording location doesn’t have wifi and the lack of prep measure was challenging, so hopefully the video is useable. The solid silver Rudall Carte alto had other obligations, so I used the cost efficient silver-plated Artley.
One of the most well produced virtual collaborations is Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir project. ;Moving and sensational, this is a great example of what is possible.