technique

 

i may not play the flute well   but i play

 

mozart

fauré

bach

gluck

handel

beethoven

pessard

goddard

mendelssohn

bolling

 

i began at ten with the elementary school band

not well   it's true   but earnestly

 

i carried on beyond my school years   the skill it takes

to play bach's suite no. 2 in b minor for flute and piano is considerable   

 

the fingerings range from difficult to impossible   (for me)   

the tempos within the suite are

 

grave   

allegro   

allegro ma non troppo   

andante   

 

back to

 

allegro   

moderato   

allegretto   

 

finally ending in

 

allegro    

 

i have learned dexterity   timing   breath control   tongue and lip control    

the flute demands these skills   

 

skills which serve no purpose beyond the flute   yet   

marketa insists that they do

 

 

 

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Written on 2019-10-19 at 19:26

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
I didn't know you played the flute. I like the litany of composers and the tempos. The last line is touche! Overall, a good meditation on music.
2019-10-21