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Flute gadgets and gizmos

Can a professional flute player sound as good on a student flute as an expensive professional one and with so many new flute gizmo's and gadgets continually popping up, are any of ...

"With improvisation the answer is don't be afraid...you can't be wrong!..Get the fundamentals sorted, learn your scales, be able to play in tune and then simply go for it!" An 'on-...

Deconstructing Valse Caprice, one of Clare's favourite pieces and one where she feels a strong connection due to the composer Daniel Wood (1872-c.1927) having once also been a fell...

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 f...

Do you need to look at taking a break from music exams?  With the summer coming to an end, now is the time to stop and take at look at yourself, your study and to be realsitic wit...

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...

"It's never too late to start, It's never too late to learn, enjoy listening, go to gigs, buy CD's and albums" This week in 'Talking Flutes' Clare is speaking with saxophonist Andy...

"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...

A longer than usual podcast giving a brief overview through my own eyes of four days spent at the worlds largest flute convention, the National Flute Association of America, this y...

In music as in life, love trumps all and is the foundation of everything! Part 2 of Clare's 'Talking Flutes' podcast dialogue recorded at her home in East Sussex, England with the ...

The flute method called 'Love' - Clare Southworth in dialogue with Wissam Boustany. Today in the 'Talking Flutes' podcasts with Clare Southworth, Clare has a fascinating interview ...

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 creat...

How to communicate musically, with your body language and how preparation is all when it comes to Music College auditions! Professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Lond...

"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 experiment...

The Maverick of the flute world - Dave Heath. Welcome to Talking Flutes.  This week Clare is on the road with her mp3 player to visit the maverick of the flute and music world Dav...

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-ta...

From Music College to the first orchestral job. In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth talks to the Chin...

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 Dowdal...

Postive Mental Attitidue is the key to success! Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth. In Podcast 2 of th...

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. W...

Scales, breathing, Sequences and flute practice. Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth.  In this podcast...

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, Gio...

Being aware of your body when you are playing. Welcome to the 'Talking Flutes' Series  by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth. Follow...

Positivity is the only way! This week on TF Extra I'm talking to L.A based flute player and extremely popular flute social media influencer Gina Luciani about how she started on th...

Believe you can do it! This week on TF extra, the 'in-betweeny' flooty tooty podcasts whilst Clare is away busy recording the next series of 'Talking Flutes', Jean-Paul speaks via ...

Confidence and being in the moment for flute players. This week on TF extra, the 'in-betweeny' flooty tooty podcasts whilst Clare is away busy recording the next series of 'Talking...

Mastering the flute with William Bennett TF 'Extra' - the in-betweeny flooty tooty podcasts which are filling the weekly' space whilst International flute player, Professor and aut...

Online resources and the joy of playing the flute. Welcome to Podcast 5 the last in the current season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series developed for this channel by the acclaimed ...

Ideal duration for flute practice? Welcome to Podcast 4 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player,...

Buying your flute! Welcome to Podcast 3 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor...

Scales and studies, you've got to love them! Welcome to Podcast 2 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed Internation...

Introduction to the new hosts of Talking Flutes Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' a new podcast series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Profe...

Playing on alto, bass and American native flutes, the beautifully haunting sounds of our great friend and TJ flute artist Theo Travis from a track off his latest Album 'Open Air...

in the latest short podcast, we speak with Clare Southworth, flutist, author and Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London about her exciting new Flute Reboot proj...

An interview with fast talking Irish flute player Eimear McGeown. Eimear has steadily built a reputation as being one of the world's most versatile exponents of both the Classical ...

Another offering from the technical guru Mr Raif O'Poll who has spent the last year deliberating and researching new concepts for musical instruments.  Following the great commer...

The second part of the interview with with Dublin based flute soloist and teaching Professor William Dowdall takes a look at his 'Works for solo flute' CD.  He also ...

Part 1 of an interview taken on a hot sunny June day in Dublin with flute player and Professor of flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music - William Dowdall, looking at his new CD...

Here is approximately 10 minutes of bizzare conversational musings from the Trevor James flute techs as they go about their work.  From cat food, designer flute head...

On April 1st, not only did the Trevor James flute technical workshop record an audio spoof about a left handed flute, but they also devised and recorded an April fool about a strai...

Here is the April fool that we published on the morning of the 1st April which caused the servers to crash.  It appears that after 1,500 downloads in the first few hours ...

Part 2 of an Interview with flute and sax player Theo Travis looking at his various influences.  Recorded at his house in Finchley, North London.   For more information on...

Part 1 of an Interview with one of the leading lights in the British music scene Theo Travis.  Recorded at his house in Finchley, north London in March 2010. For more informati...