Unscripted 'live' flute improvisation by multi-award winning and 2 x Latin Grammy nominated Dr José Valentino.
José is an international Trevor James flute artist, a music business professor at Lee University who also teaches electric bass, commercial flute, and music technology/production.
www.josevalentino.com www.trevorjamesflutes.com and www.leeuniveristy.edu
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin gives some useful tips on how to practice your double tonguing.
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The thing is, you go to a flute convention and you never know what you'll find round the next corner. Here are our wonderful TJ flute Ambassadors and artists José Valentino and Giovanni A. Perez at the NFA in San Diego a couple of weeks ago just chilling on some comfortable seats with their flutes playing a classic Cuban ballad "Como Fue".
It's amazing how quick the crowd can build up when two people play a duet, however being close to the bathrooms, they did have a captive audience :-
55 secs of pure flute fun by the wonderful flute players Dr José Valentino and Giovanni Ruiz reminds us why we love doing what we do. The video was taken on the Trevor James flute booth (where both guys are endorsing artists) at the National Flute Association of America Annual Flute Convention held in Sand Diego 11-14 August 2016.
Serious flute fun with Chick Coreas' 'Spain' - José Valentino & Giovanni Perez flute duo
How to circular breath!
A thoroughly lovely guy with some serious talent, Latin Grammy nominated Trevor James flute Artist Giovanni A Perez shares one clip from the full tutorial of extended techniques found in the pieces of Ian Clark, Zoomtube and The Great Train Race.
"Kiss You For Hours" is the 11th in the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season by Jose Valentino (flute) and Gualo (guitar)
This very catchy number by these multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated artists demonstrates the fluidity and seamless blend between the flute, vocals and acoustic guitar.
This improvisation introduces you to the musical verstalitlity of these multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated artists as José unusually mixes playing bass guitar and flute in the same piece (and at one point both at the same time!) with Gualo on the acoustic guitar and vocal percussion.
"My World and a Half" brings us to Week 9 of the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season by multi-award winning musicians José Valentino (flute) and Gualo (guitar)
Composed by Gualo, this gentle and very personal composition to both artists, reintroduces the mellow tones of the TJ black alto flute to gently combine with the acoustic guitar and voice.
This is an uplifting and yet a gentle improvisation from two wonderfully talented award winning musicians.
Improvisation is the creative activity of "In the moment" musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and spontaneous response to other musicians.
In the 6th Video of this 'Acoustic Sessions' season, multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominees Jose Valentino (flute) and Gualo (guitar) simply said "roll the camera and we'll see where the magic takes us". 'Improvisation #1 : Proclamation" is sum of all the parts in this creative improv.
"All Things Are Possible" is the fifth in the 'Acoustic Sessions' season from Latin Grammy nominated artists Jose Valentino (flute) and Gualo (Guitar). Written by Jose, this is a beautifully gentle and yet uplifting flute and guitar number to simply sit back and enjoy.
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Hey flute friends, the alto flute is a beautiful instrument which really does deserve more of a 'shout out'. In this video, multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated Jose Valentino looks at the various different styles in which he likes to use his alto from Jazz, hip hop, R&B, Middle Eastern, Latin Rumba and some haunting improv.
Flute and guitar with Attitude! "You certainly don't get this every day" is the second in the 'Acoustic Sessions' season of videos by multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominees Jose Valentino (Flute) and Gualo (Guitar).
So sit back and enjoy!
In the words of multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated Jose Valentino, "These videos capture the passion exuded through the music of two brothers, filled with passionate, emotional performances, and pure fun utilizing the simplicity of the flute and guitar in unorthodox fashions. Gualo and I thoroughly hope you enjoy the 'Acoustic Sessions' video performances that will be released starting May 3rd 2016.
Some more bass flute and other impressive laying sounds by Boldizsár Szabolcs in a live performance of 'Sunbath', Napozás.
"I love this prelude for Bach's cello suite in G major. It's been so much fun to spend time working on circular breathing on my Trevor James Flutes Bass Flute with this piece. Playing Bach always puts me in a good mood, the voice leading is just so beautiful."
This is what a Latin Grammy nominated flute player does when he visits the Trevor James flute booth at the very busy NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California. Visited by over 100,000 people in four days every January, it is one of the most important musical instrument conventions in the World!
Now this was serious fun and stopped everybody in the aisles!
The inimitable Jose Valentino on flute with a spontaneous performance at NAMM Music Show - Jan 2016 in Anaheim, CA with Dave Cleveland (Guitar) and Eduardo Gualo (Percusive Vocals). This was completely improvised and the crowds loved it!
The fabulous flute player Sarpay 'SharpEye' Ozcagatay plays some wonderful Free Improvisation with effects.
If you haven't come across 'SharpEye' yet then check him out at www.sarpayozcagatay.com and https://www.facebook.com/sarpaymusic
Latin Grammy nominee and Trevor James flute artist Jose Valentino along with the fabulous Giovanni Perez improvise 'The Tiger and the Crane' as a flute duet!
SharpEye plays 'Summertime' on his TJ black alto flute with guest appearance from the budgie 'Mavi' who shows her appreciation with some rather nice 'head dancing' at 1 min 56 in to the video.
Flutist SharpEye plays Chi Chi (Charlie Parker) accompanied by his little bird friend Mavi!
A wonderfully creative performance and video of Ian Clarke's 'Zoom Tube' performed by Daniela Mars.
Tupac Amarulloa performing an original jazz composition live in concert in Alajuela Parque Juan Santamaria.
Out great friend and wonderful flute player 'SharpEye' performs some flute improvisation for your enjoyment.
Flutist 'SharpEye' plays a cover of "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder with a great New York City bass player Alejandro Zorrilla aka AloBassMann.
Facebook Musician Page: https://www.facebook.com/sarpaymusic
To buy SharpEye's debut album "Unexpectable" www.cdbaby.com/sarpayozcagatay
SharpEye is a Trevor James alto flute artist and plays on his own 'Sharpeye' black alto.
Sarpay Özçağatay (flute) & João Barradas (Jazz Accordion) play ‘Round Midnight’
Sarpay Özçağatay - Flutes and Pedals
João Barradas - Accordion + Proco Rat Distortion Pedal, Jazz Accordion
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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 project.
Clare Southworth - Flute Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London has the first blow on a new solid wood headjoint on a silver-plated flute body made by the Trevor James Flute Company.
The wonderful NY based flute player Sarpay Ozcagatay checks out the Trevor James silver tube Virtuoso model with wooden lip plate.
Partita in A minor BWV 1013 for solo flute by J. S. Bach
Peformed live by Gergely Ittzés at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Nov. 17, 2013
As we draw to the end of 2014, we wish all flute players around the world a wonderful New Year and hope that 2015 brings you peace, good health, happiness and musical fulfilment.
The stunning music is called 'Believe' by Nick Hinton courtesy of Shutterstock, inc.
A video from 2002 of Stefan Keller playing 'Live' the sub contrabass flute made by the specialist Japanese flute company Kotato & Fukushima at the hara museum of contemporary art in Tokyo.
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin gives a taster video on the subject of double tonguing.
"Jam of the Week" The Brecker Brothers "Above and Below" Transcription by Sharpeye.
Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare Southworth talks about double tonguing for the flute player.
Talented multi-instrumentalist and award wining Trevor James flute artist Jose Valentino Ruiz plays the beautiful "Besame Mucho" on the TJ alto.
A really sweet little variation on the Carnival of Venice for four-hands (and two-mouths) on one flute based on the original idea by István Matuz. Composed and in this short video playing the foot joint end, by wonderful Hungarian flute player, composer and author Gergely Ittzés.
Multi-talented Costa Rican musician and Trevor James flute artist Tupac Ulloa Valverde performs the beautiful "Danzón para Tsurúh". Enjoy!
Trevor James flute artist Jose Valentino Ruiz and Elias Tona (bass) perform a duet rendition of the popular jazz standard "Spain" composed by Chick Corea. Enjoy!
Members of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra playing Tango Jalousie while eating some of the world's hottest chili peppers. We really couldn't imagine playing the flute after the effects of the chilli 'kick-in'....aghhhhhh!!
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Clare Southworth - Flute Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London checks out the award winning Trevor James silver-plated 10x flute
The award winning flute player, composer and educator Sarpay Özçağatay talks and plays on his new unique 'Sharpeye' alto flute made for him by Trevor James flutes.
Sarpay Özçağatay was born in Ankara, Turkey. He is an award winning flutist, EWI player, composer, performer, educator and band leader and has performed with many musicians and legends such as Ron Carter, George Garzone, Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby, Steve Turre, Kevin Eubanks, Ed Tomassi, James Carter, Eric Gould and more.
Multi-award winning instrumentalist Jose Valentino Ruiz plays 'Moliendo Cafe'. Eagle eyes amongst you will notice a different looking lip plate on his flute. Jose plays on the Trevor James Virtuoso silver tubed flute with a TJ wooden lip plate. www.tjflutes.com
Miami based multi-award winning instrumentalist Jose Valentino Ruiz plays 'Alfonsinay El Mar' on alto flute. For more information on Jose vist his YouTube page www.youtube.com/user/jvflute87 or Facebook at Jose Valentino Ruiz
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin gives a quick tutorial on how to get your octave jumps to sound really smooth and legato
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin takes a quick look at breathing practice for the flute player
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 and Irish flute. She has performed in some of the world's leading classical venues however is just at home on the Glastonbury stage with pop/rock bands such as 'Amsterdam' or in a traditional irish setting.
A quick discussion with Clare Southworth during a break in filming some new podcasts and flute videos for YouTube.
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin looks at the basic foundation points of tonguing and articulation
Ever wondered why we need to practice long notes? In this video, London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin discusses the importance and benefits of practicing long notes on your flute.
An interview with Russian flute player Ivan Alexhin who has just completed his second year study at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin takes a look at the best way to practice basic scales
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin takes a look at posture for the flute player
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin answers an email question from a podcast viewer on the subject of trills!
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 commercial success of the tandem baritone idea last year, Raif has spent 12 months deep in thought and discussion with saxophone players around the World.....(well truthfully speaking...in the local village really). Raif maintains however that the saxophone expertise running throughout the local community is an accurate mirror for the World sax market and has consulted experts including Mrs Bellandbow in the local Post Office to Ivor Crook in the flower shop. Even Mrs Reed and her daughter Toppa Fsharp apparently have added considerable input in to Raif's research!
These podcasts are meant to be an amusing insight in to the various characters in our research and development department and also those who design and then set-up all Trevor James flutes and saxophones prior to their dispatch to customers around the world. After many requests from the Twitter and Facebook community, who are often amused at the various postings detailing the grumpiness and quite frankly 'odd' thoughts which emanate from our distinguished and qualified technical gurus, we have once again given in to social media demands by granting our technical workshop team some more 'daylight' and just a little public space in which to share their many words of wisdom as well as new design ideas. Finally and speaking with total honesty...we do actually like soprano and piccolo players and apologies to all those you actually thought we were serious!!!
A short podcast about a fantastic brand new 'FREE' metronome app for iPhone, iPods and iPads which is perfect for every musician. Featuring 49 different sound combinations, choose between 2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time signatures with the ability to change the sound of the first beat of each bar to subsequent beats, change the metronome pole to a flute or a sax and have complete flexibility with tempo settings. Future free app updates will include many more sound options, some of which will be a funny addition to any music lesson! Download at www.trevorjames.com and follow the metronome links.
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 takes a moment to provide some witty responses to quick fire questions posed from twitter and Facebook users.
More information on his many recordings as well as loads of other flute resources can be found at www.williamdowdall.com
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 recordings 'Breathe' and 'Works For Solo Flute'
More information on William Dowdall and his recordings can be found by visiting his flute resource site www.williamdowdall.com
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 headjoint cork through to using flutes at the Olympics, this audio dispels the Twitter and Facebook rumours that they are usually very grumpy!
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 straight baritone saxophone and posted in the many saxophone forums. Since being posted online it has outdone the left-handed flute audio in feedback and downloads! It is therefore only by request that we post an audio about a straight baritone saxophone on our flute page - and only because it is bound to put a smile on your face and let's face it, as musicians, a smile is so important!
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 the hosting company thought they were under attack by hackers!! In the three days since, this audio has been listened to by over 5000 people around the world. We hope that you enjoy the fascinating insight of this 16 yr old schoolboy called Ralf O'Poll!
I was lucky enough to spend some time with the wonderful flute player Ittzes Gergely in Budapest recently. During the visit I had a newly purchased mp3 audio recorder with me and took the opportunity during filming for an exciting DVD due out at the end of 2011 /2012 to record Gergely when he was rehearsing one of his own compositions to camera - "Mr Dick thinking in terms of a blues - pattern"........ENJOY!!
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin talks about the process of choosing a step-up flute, new headjoint and the ongoing practicing issues for general study and music college
Part 4 on the subject of harmonic practice for the flute player
Part 3 of the short video series on harmonic practice for flute players looks at practicing harmonics in a very relaxed way
Extending the dynamic range of flute playing by practicing harmonics
The benefits of incorporating harmonics within the practice routine of flute players - part 1
Ian Mullin takes a look at the Taffenal & Gaubert EJ10 arpeggio exercise
A few quick tips on how to practice scales so that the high 3rd octave stays open and free!
How to make scales more interesting!!
Scales part 4 looks at practicing your scales using cycles of 5ths!
Part 3 looks at practicing scales with a metronome!
Scales part 2.....the hard bits!
In the first of 6 short videos on the importance and practice of 'scales', London Orchestral flute player Ian Mullin looks at every flute students favorite subject!
The lower notes of the flute are often seen by some, as the hardest notes to play strongly. Here are some simple exercises how to make the low D, C#, C & B easier to play!
So many flute teachers tell us that one of their great 'bug bears' is when their students turn up to lessons and consistently keep their left hand little finger down when playing middle 'E'. In this short video, Ian reinforces the correct position of the fingers.
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin demonstrates how to practice playing your flute quietly in the upper octaves
London Orchestral flute player Ian Mullin tests the new 'affordable' Trevor James wooden lip and riser headjoint which has taken the flute world by storm!
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin takes a quick look at a tone exercise using blowing and singing to increase your tonality
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin gives some simple exercises in practicing double tonguing
The three balance points for holding a flute correctly
Ian Mullin gives a quick guide as to how to focus your sound without applying too much pressure on the lip plate
Greg Pattillo joins Paul Edmund-Davies in a flute quartet at the teachers mid-week evening concert. Video taken at the Flute Kitchen International Flute Summer Course - Harrogate (U.K) in August 2010
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin shows how to tune your flute before you start playing playing with a piano or within an orchestra
A catch up interview in early May with London flute player Ian Mullin looks at his busy schedule including Star Wars tours around the USA and Europe along with his pending tour with Sting!
More information can be found on his 34 teaching videos at http://www.youtube.com/trevorjamesflute
or by visiting www.trevorjames.com and clicking on the video button and following the flute links.
An interview with David Crumey - one of the repairers at specialist London Flute Shop All Flutes Plus.
For more information on flute servicing and repairs visit www.allflutesplus.co.uk
The Third and final part of an interview with Theo Travis. Theo's speaks about his work with the legendary Robert Fripp and the subsequent release of the live and unedited recording "Live at Coventry Cathedral". Having listened to the album I can vouch to all that his is a really special piece of work from Theo and Robert and I recommmed it to all!
For more information on Theo then visit www.theotravis.com or to see more of our available audio and video flute podcasts then visit http://tinyurl.com/yyjf4pe
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 Theo vist www.theotravis.com
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 information on Theo www.theotravis.com
Another live recording taken in London in March 2010 of Niall playing the Larghetto from Handel sonata in C major with a Trevor James wooden lip and riser headjoint. Recording © Niall O'Riordan
Live London recording taken in March 2010 of flute player Niall O'Riordan performing Faure Apre un Reve on the Trevor James wooden lip and riser headjoint. Recording © Niall O'Riordan
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The last in a series of audio interviews with Ian Mullin is a general chat on his day spent testing Trevor James flutes and also looks at his own personal flute influences and experiences.
Ian Mullin checks out the performance of the top of the range Trevor James silver Recital flute with FluteMakers Guild of London headjoint.
London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin tests 'blind' a prototype of the new Trevor James silver tube with wooden lip and riser headjoint which will be launched during November
The second part of an interview with busy London freelance flute player Ian Mullin
London freelance orchestral player Ian Mullin takes a look at 'Step-up' flutes
Freelance London orchestral flute player Ian Mullin tests the Trevor James starter flute - the TJ10x
An interview with the busy London freelance orchestral Flute Player Ian Mullin looks at what he's up to at the moment
The third in the series of audio Flutefiles podcasts from Flute Professor at the Royal Academy of Music - London - Clare Southworth in which she talks about the 'popular' subject of scales!
For more information on Clare's publications accompanying this podcast visit www.claresouthworth.com
Podcast 3 with Niall O'Riordan - technique
Ujjayi breathing for flute players - second of three interviews with Niall O'Riordan
The first of 3 interviews with Irish flute player Niall O'Riordan recorded at the London specialist flute shop All Flutes Plus on Friday 18th September. Niall's holistic approach draws inspiration from a variety of yoga practices and theories as well as Feldenkrais method, voice work and visualisation.
More information about Niall can be found on his website www.niallflute.com
Many thanks to All Flutes Plus for the use of their Warren Room for the recordings www.allflutesplus.co.uk
New York flute sensation Greg Pattillo gives young flute player Beth Wright a very quick 'Beatbox Basics' lesson. Greg was in London giving a series of Masterclasses at the specialist flute shop All Flutes Plus. Scroll down the page to the audio podcasts for Beth's more detailed interview with Greg.