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List updated November 27, 2012
▼ 2012 (25)

▼ November (3)
2012 TX All-State Etude Practice Hints

MyFlutorials is here!

Honeycomb Arms

▼  September(1)

Fall Focus

▼  August(1)

Keith Underwood Masterclass 8.11.2012, Part 1: Pai…

▼  July(1)

The Alexander Technique and Marching Band

▼ May (3)

Flutorial: Just Add Lips! Singing while playing to…

Duke Voice Care Center “Care of the Singing Voice…

Flutorial: Vibrato Help

▼ April (3)

“Singing Outie-Innie” Exercise (Video)

“Sunrise” Exercise (Video)

Wider is better…

▼ March (4)

Notes from Wissam Boustany Masterclasses

Flutorials™: “Balloon” Flute (Video)

The Pez Dispenser vs. The Nutcracker

Beginner Studies Sheet Demo (Video)

▼ February (4)

Fluteachniques™: “Up for the Count”: New Use for Your Instrument Peg (Video)

Chromatic Exercise: 2 Octave F Chromatic Scale (Video)

“How” you are doing…

Double Tonguing: It All “Hinges” on This

▼ January (5)

Fluteachniques™: Harmonics + 2 Note Slur tone Study (Video)

Flutorials™: “Wavy” Finger Breath (Video)

Flutorials™: Double Tonguing Help (Video)

Websites and Apps for Improving Sight Reading

Catherine’s Steps to Better Sight Reading

▼ 2011 (9)

▼ December (1)

Curtains Up!

▼ November (3)

Above the Equator

My notes on Keith Underwood Masterclass 10.21.11

Lower lip flexibility: “Airplanes” exercise

▼ October (2)

Facial Muscles Interactive Website Link

My notes from Keith Underwood masterclass 9.9.2011…

▼ September (2)

Notes from Keith Underwood’s Ghost Ranch Mastercla…

Modified Rockstro Position

▼ June (1)

LeGrand Virtual Studio Studio Video Viewer

▼ 2010 ‪(17)‬

▼ July ‪(2)‬

Password Protected Video Album

LeGrand Teaching Videos in Flash Play

▼ June ‪(5)‬

Thoughts on Robert Verrill’s Tongue Controlled Emb…

Fantastic Toungue Controlled Embouchure and Buzzin…

Better yet: “tse, tse”

Old “Que-Que” Clock: Tongue postion during playing…

Grupetto at every turn

▼ May ‪(2)‬

Wise lines from As It Is In Heaven

The Film : As It Is In Heaven

▼ March ‪(1)‬

Suggested Reading

▼ February ‪(3)‬

The tongue muscle

Buzzing and Balanced Embouchure

The best “slant” on flute embouchure

▼ January ‪(4)‬

Online flute/piccolo fingering charts

More support for slow practice

“…speed is one of those things you have to give …

Make improvement fun in the New Year!▼ 2009 (14)

▼ 2009 ‪(14)‬

▼ July ‪(2)‬

Historic Flute Recordings/Philippe Gaubert

1st Axiom of Flute Playing

▼ May ‪(3)‬

Rondo Sandwich, anyone?

Documentary piece on Clara Rockmore, Theremin virt…

How is flute playing like dry cleaning?

▼ April ‪(1)‬

Online tuners

▼ February ‪(4)‬

Baker and Rampal together

More Marcel Moyse on YouTube

Workshop February 7, 2009: Moyse’s Tone Developmen…

Historic Flute Recordings/George Barrere

▼ January ‪(4)‬

Marcel Moyse performing Huë Fantasie!

Moyse in the Paris Symphony Orchestra

Rabbit with side breath combo, please…

“Glissando Buzzing”

▼ 2008 ‪(46)‬

▼ December ‪(1)‬

Stough Method of Breathing Coordination

▼ November ‪(7)‬

A “qui” to better tone and articulation

Exploring the “Twirlability” of the Flute

Exploring Flute Tone Colors and Dynamics: “Forward…

TubeSock ROCKS!

Helen Plays Flute Again!

Sousa Instrumental Parts Online

Sheet Music played in “Chopstick Duo’ Video

▼ October ‪(3)‬

Happy Halloween 2008!

More from Pavorotti

An Alexander Technique Tip from watching Pavorotti…

▼ September ‪(1)‬

Chopstick: Take 2

▼ August ‪(7)‬

Susan Maclagan’s Notes on Greg Patillo’s Bearboxin…

Daphnis and Chloe Beatbox

Beatboxing flute loops LIBERTANGO

Flutistic Advantages of Beatboxing

More wisdom from the “kitchen table”


Catherine at NFA Convention

▼ July ‪(4)‬

“The Primary Colors of Flute Playing”

The Moldau

How to Have “Just Ducky” Tonguing

The latest from Keith at the Cape

▼ June ‪(3)‬

Building Blocks: Right Thumb Position

Chopstick and Tonguing

Let your toes give you a helping hand…

▼ May ‪(8)‬

Celebrate Your Articulation!

Update on “Uplifting” Embouchure Practice Techniqu…

“Uplifting” Embouchure Practice Technique

“Noodling around”: using pool noodles to increase …

Amy Porter performs Georges Hue Fantasie

“Whistle” Tones and William Kincaid

“Uplifting” Thoughts

Skull/Jaw “Mapping” and Lifted Embouchure

▼ March ‪(1)‬

“Stressed for Success: Make stage fright and audi…

▼ February ‪(5)‬

The King’s Singers at 2008 TMEA Convention

Sir James Galway at the Texas Music Educators Asso…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Using the Breath Builder to Improve Vibrato

A Great Flute Embouchure (according to Keith Under…

▼ January ‪(6)‬

Tips for Chopstick Users

“De la bourdonnement” (buzzing)

Video Demonstration of Chromatic Exercise

Chromatic Exercise

Flute Duo Chopstick Exercise

Catherine’s New Year’s Buzzing Challenge▼ 2008 (38)

▼ 2007 ‪(69)‬

▼ December ‪(7)‬

Practice Guides: 2007 Texas All-Area Auditions

Practice Hints for Honegger’s Danse de la Chèvre

Jerome Callet Master Superchops DVD

Aralee Dorough, Principal Flutist of the Houston S…

The Bow Tie Effect

History of Vibrato in Flute Playing

Flute Repertoire Errata

▼ November ‪(2)‬

“Chopsticks”, “Buzzing,” and improved finger dexte…

Keith Underwood Ghost Ranch Interview Video List

▼ October ‪(4)‬

Buzzing Hints

The Right Brain vs Left Brain | The Daily Telegrap…

Buzzing and Balance

Facial Muscle Quiz

▼ September ‪(8)‬

“Airplanes” and “Chopsticks”

Galway Technique–Hand Position

About Flutorials™

Upper Lip: “Suppressed Smile”

Picking up Speed

Breathing Coordination Website: Carl Stough

LeGrand Virtual Studio Group Subscriptions!

New videos in the LeGrand Virtual Studio

▼ August ‪(2)‬

Catherine interviews Keith Underwood

Where in the World is Catherine LeGrand?

▼ July ‪(10)‬

New video series: Flutorials™

Feeling “Over-exposed?”: Piccolo Fingering Charts

Flute Embouchure: A Rather “Square” Subject

Alexander Technique with Glenna Batson

Moyse Tone Development Through Interpretation Reco…

“How teachers can help – Performance Anxiety” from…

Transcription for Orchestra of One (Vocalist)

Body Mapping as Preventive Treatment

Summer Jammin’: Adventures in Improvisation

The Alexander Technique: Use In A Marching Band Se…

▼ June ‪(14)‬

Muscles That Act On Shoulders, Arms, Wrists and Fi…

“Spit-buzzing” with Jerome Callet and Csaba Keleme…

Keith Underwood and Jerome Callet Video

Helen Spielman Performance Anxiety Workshops

More on Overcoming Stage Fright: Jennifer Cluff’s …

Reposting of “Catherine’s Musings” Blog entries he…

My New Website

Flutist Robot #2 –

Flutist Robot –

How to Assemble Your Flute (to avoid repairs)

Roger S. Stevens: Artistic Flute Technique and Stu…

Larry Krantz Flute Pages: Little Finger Exercises

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

Keith Underwood Master Class Videos

▼ May ‪(10)‬

DataFace Website

Mentalis Muscle of the Face

Alexander Studio London

Voice , Whispered Ah, and the Alexander Technique

More from Keith Underwood Class

Barnstable Buzzing with Keith Underwood

Arms Rest


Life on the Drawing Board

How It’s Made – Flute

▼ April ‪(9)‬

Alexander Studio London

Hermeto Pascoal – Música da Lagoa

Non-Pirated Free Sheet Music Download Sites: Play …

Keith Underwood’s favorite weekly video

Patricia George’s “Flute Spa”

William Kincaid, Principal Flutist of the Philadel…

Upper Lip Images: “Trunk and Snout”

Scale Exam Cheat Sheets

Flute Alignment or How To “DeClaw” Flutists

▼ March ‪(3)‬

On “Stage Fright”

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he…

Navigating minor scales