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'Dance Your Flute Off' at the NFA 2017
'Dance your Flute Off 2.0' at the NFA 2018
Jose Valentino & Gualo present 'Acoustic Sessions'
Jose Valentino talks and plays the TJ black alto flute
Clare Southworth talks about the Award winning TJ 10x starter flute
Elsa Nilsson on the TJ alto flute
Elsa Nilsson on the TJ bass flute
Talking Flutes 'Extra' with Jean-Paul Wright
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A fluting Christmas and New Year - To Practice or not?
Platinum, gold, silver - some of your flute questions answered
Making your music come alive, balancing a musical programme and much more!
The loneliness of the flute player to the importance of the accompanist - Talking Flutes
Coffee, Croissants and Irish music
Flute Playing and Martial Arts
Jean-Paul speaks with Jiu Jitsu black belt and London freelance orchestra flute player Ian Mullin about his busy life.
Tuning your flute, harmonics, scales and other questions
A flute for $100K+ and why you should know what you want before you upgrade!
"Learn your scales, play in tune and just go for it"
"Learn your scales, play in tune and then simply go for it" - an interview over scrambled eggs in a London cafe with leading UK flute and sax player Theo Travis
"Improvisation - It's freedom, and the closest I can get to flying"
Don't put yourself in a musical box! Explore and be open to whatever grabs your attention and fascination. Taking time out of her busy NFA Convention schedule in Orlando, the fabulously creative musician and flute player Melissa Keeling talks to Jean-Paul about using guitar pedals with the flute for the first time, doing her PhD with Robert Dick and and how her first flute teacher encouraged her to expand and explore her musical horizons. More information on Melissa can be found at www.melissakeeling.com including details of how to download her fabulous new album SUPERSONYQ
'Making Life Sound Beautiful'
As a musician, you can't and shouldn't be fixed in you thinking. Performing, teaching, studying, composing, conducting requires you to unlock the creativity that lies within, and you therefore have to unleash yourself from just the notes on the page! In this week's 'Talking Flutes Extra' podcast, Jean-Paul is talking via Skype with Russian born flute player, composer, arranger and conductor Ivan Alekhin about his life in Russia and his studies in England at the Royal Academy of Music in London and also at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Now living in Washington D.C, Ivan speaks about the need to not only practice and study the flute, but also how you should read more literature to gain a deeper insight into life in general.
From baroque to uptown funk! - four days at the NFA'18 in Orlando, the World's biggest flute convention
A longer than usual podcast giving a brief overview through my own eyes (Jean-Paul Wright) of four days spent at the worlds largest flute convention, the National Flute Association of America, this year held in Orlando. A huge shout out to every flute player I met, tested flutes with and more importantly, laughed with. The thing about the NFA is that you get the world's best flute players performing and mixing with everybody and the 'vibe' is very laidback and super friendly. Everybody has time for you. So the bottom line is put it on your 'Bucket List' of things to do. 2019 Convention is in Salt Lake City and 2020 in Dallas.
As a musician you have to be true to yourself - An interview with the 2018 NFA Jazz artist winner Elsa Nilsson
"Music has to come from the heart" and "improvisation shouldn't be scary" This week in 'Talking Flutes Extra' recorded at the NFA Convention in Orlando on the 12th August 2018, I'm in dialogue with the fabulous musician Elsa Nilsson and talk about her latest and very special new album entitled 'After Us' as well as her winning the Jazz Artist competition at the Flute Convention. For more information on the improvising flutist that is Elsa then visit www.elsanilssonmusic.com where you can find more details and pre-order her stunning new 'After Us' album.
Smile, play and dance, flute playing has to be enjoyable doesn't it?
Breaking down inner barriers - 'Dance Your Flute Off 2.0' returns to the NFA in 2018! On Talking Flutes Extra this week, Jean-Paul talks once again to Dr José Valentino, the creator and driver of the original and very successful 'Dance Your Flute Off' at the National Flute Association Convention held in Minneapolis in 2017 with his "Brother from another mother" the fabulous Giovanni Perez. José talks about what made this 'Showcase' so popular both in the room and also online via 'Live Stream' and also what he has in store for the audience this year at The 'Dance Your Flute Off 2.0' live on Saturday 11th August at the NFA Convention in Orlando.
Contemporary flute playing meets Bach
"Contemporary music is not a squeek fest" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul talks to Dr Carla Rees about her life and passion for contemporary music and how experimentation is so important in individual musical development. Carla is one the world's leading exponents of contemporary techniques in low flute playing and has expanded the repertoire for new music for alto and bass
Why I chose the flute over being an engineer - an interview with Dr Keith Hanlon
From taking his flute apart when young, through to choosing music over engineering and a piccolo only final recital. A positive and encouraging interview with the lovely multi-talented Dr Keith Hanlon and his work with excellent 'The Flute Examiner' website for flute players.
Irish flute playing and why you can't use car oil on your flute!!!
Beautiful Irish flute music and why open G# mechanism could be making a comeback! Welcome to Talking Flutes 'Extra'. Following the response from the interview with William Dowdall two weeks ago, we indugle ourselves for a little with some beautiful flute music from Ireland along with an interview with the technical director of TJ flutes David Farley. David speaks about his love for historic flutes and why he has designed and built a new affordable flute with open G# mechanism, his enthusiasm for looking back in to history, as well as forward on instrument design, and gives some advice on questions which have been sent in on Care & Mantenance of the instrument. Thank you for your lovely emails with comments and suggestions for future podcasts. Please keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmonics and whistle tones can rejuvenate when you're just back from vacation.
Harmonics and whistle tones are important warm-up and practice however can be a lifesaver when you're just home from vacation and you've lost you're lips somehwere along the way. Welcome to 'Talking Flutes Extra' hosted by Jean-Paul Wright. In this week's podcast I'm talking to William Dowdall, Professor of Flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin about his life in Music and the exciting Big Flute Festival taking place in August. Please remember to subscribe to 'Talking Flutes' podcasts and give us a rating as by doing this, we have a greater chance of being found by many more flute players around the world. We love getting your questions and subject ideas for future podcasts and so please contunue to send them in either to one of our many TJ flute social media channels or via specific email email@example.com
Why top 'B' is his favourite note!
Staying chilled with the going gets tough! This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra', Jean-Paul talks to the seriously nice guy NY based flute player but originally from Puerto Rico, Giovanni Perez, on his love of cooking, flute playing and staying chilled when the going gets tough. There's also the 'Joke of the week' from London. Don't forget you can send your questions and subject matter suggestions for future 'Talking Flutes' with Clare Southworth or 'TF Extra' with Jean-Paul via firstname.lastname@example.org or our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter channels. Details and links to these social media channels can be found on the home page of www.trevorjamesflutes.com
Positivity is the only way!
To succeed you have to first believe!
Social media for flute players and 'Mastering the flute with William Bennett'
Confidence for flute players!
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