Terri Sánchez -
The Aspiring Flutist's Practice Companion
The big release this month (February 2017) has been three years in the making - and it's worth it. Terri Sanchez's The Aspiring Flutist's Practice Companion is a ridiculously comprehensive guide to music, practice (of course), and everything you might encounter in your daily musical life.
The Practice Companion is structured in three parts (everything good comes in threes), and here's a quick rundown:
PART ONE A multi-chapter resource on developing your personal artistry. This includes practice techniques and routine-building, performance readiness and preparation, taking various aspects of your playing to the next level - and, perhaps most importantly, identifying your own weaknesses and developing specific solutions for them, whether you're focusing on practice issues or on overarching musical and musicianship concepts.
PART TWO One hundred engaging, useful practice games on learning new music, refining musicality, building muscle memory - all that good stuff.
PART THREE Hugely thorough etudes and warm-ups with new takes on learning and teaching a huge variety of techniques, composed by Sanchez, that are designed to supplement (and, in some cases, replace) Taffanel and Gaubert. It includes Sanchez's well-known Epic Flute Warm-up, which you can take a sneak peek at on her blog here.
Truly, the Practice Companion is something you'll just keep on your stand. It's that useful.
Terri Sánchez, Flutist
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