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Interview Malla Vivolin

March 1, 2021

I read you were 9 years old when you started playing the flute. Do you remember why you chose the flute? Back in the day when I started going to music lessons, one wasn’t allowed to start learning the flute straight away – I had to do 2 years of recorder first. So getting to […]

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Making music in a triangle

February 16, 2021

For years now I have regularly been visiting a coach, someone who helps me reflect and who gives sensible advice. One of my music academy tutors once said: ‘We don’t think twice about giving our car a yearly MOT, so why shouldn’t we provide ourselves with some mental maintenance also?’ I completely agree. Recently we […]

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Tough Love an Key clicks

February 2, 2021

Tough love and key clicks When I was about 16 years old, my flute tutor had me play Edgar Varèse’s Density 21.5 for flute solo. It wasn’t an easy feat at the time. Not only was it one of my first scores in which I repeatedly encountered a D4, it contained something else that was […]

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How to sound like James Galway in no time

September 29, 2020

The first time I heard Lauren Daigle’s song ‘You Say’ on the radio I could have sworn it was Adele’s latest hit. Singers having the same sound as each other seems to happens more and more. This becomes particularly obvious in talent shows on the tv. When a contestant is a fan of a certain […]

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How to lower your flute an octave for free

July 10, 2020

Do you have a C foot or a B foot flute? Many beginning flutists have a C foot flute. It can be tricky enough in itself to keep the entire tube suspended. Once you have progressed a little and are ready for a new instrument, you’ll be asked the same question once more: would you […]

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