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From flute to piccolo

Follow our tips to successfully switch from the flute to the piccolo

From flute to piccolo: articulation, vibrato and other game changers

16 min.

In this third and final episode of the series dedicated to the switch between flute and piccolo, Karin discusses articulation, vibrato, and “a change that is actually no change”. In the end, she gives us an overview of the things we don’t want to change.

Embochure: tips for more advanced piccoloists

12 min.

In this lesson, which continues the course focused on the piccolo embouchure, Peter talks about the 3D (three dimensional) focus, the smiley exercise and more tips and advices regarding air direction.

Embochure: first steps for beginners

11 min.

For many flute players it seems to be a very difficult job to make the transition between flute and piccolo. Peter Verhoyen thinks it’s not that difficult, and he has mainly three different subjects: multiple position, throat tuning and control of the upper lip.

Support and air control

12 min.

In the second episode of the series dedicated to the switch between flute and piccolo, Karin talks to us about support and air control: you will learn how to support more using less air, the difference between high support and deep support, and how to control the quantity of the air you need to play the piccolo.

Continuing with dynamics and intervals

16 min.

Continuing the first lesson in which Jennifer talked about incorporating small things to efficiently practice when you only have 10 to 15 minutes a day to devote to your piccolo, when flute is your primary focus, in this new lesson you will practice doing more long tones, but in two dynamics.

Where to start with efficient and effective practice

12 min.

“When you don’t know what to practice, where to start?
In this lesson you will learn with Jennifer how to start building a solid foundation and you will practice with 2 efficient practice sessions to build a solid foundation”

Embouchure

13 min.

First part of the series “From flute to piccolo”: in this lesson, Karin Bonelli focuses on the small and very subtle changes we have to do concerning the embouchure.

Piccolo embouchure

4 min.

“Dear friends, in this video we will talk about the embouchure: that rather mysterious thing that is about the position of the jawbone and the use of the facial muscles, paying specific attention to those around the mouth.”

Body awareness playing the piccolo

9 min.

Not only will proper posture make you play for decades without damage or pain: it will actually make you sound better! In this first video there are a few, simple but fundamental instructions so that your relationship with the instrument is free, enjoyable and profitable!

Hand positions

14 min.

One important step in mastering the art of piccolo playing is to find out how to hold the instrument in a correct way. Peter Verhoyen covers all aspects of hand positions in relation to colour, intonation and articulation.