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Jan 15, 2014

Buying a Used Flute

Buying a Used Flute can be an affordable way to find a great instrument.

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Jul 29, 2013

Flute Repertoire

The Flute Repertoire is amazingly rich and varied. Sample what it has to offer at the Flute Monkey Music Store.

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Feb 22, 2013

Giulio Briccialdi

Giulio Briccialdi was known in his day as the Paganini of the flute. He was a renowned performer and composer, a sought after teacher and innovator in the design of the modern flute.

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Sep 26, 2012

William Kincaid - Grandfather of the American Flute School

William Kincaid is often referred to as the Grandfather of the American Flute School because most flute players today can trace their musical ancestry from teacher to teacher back to Kincaid.

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Jul 17, 2012

Free Flute Sheet Music

Free flute sheet music is one of the most sought after commodities online and in flute forums. Find out what flute music is available for free and where you can get it.

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Jul 06, 2012

Flute Music

Does flipping through your flute music collection bring back memories of a funny story, or a nightmare performance? Does your box need something new and fresh? Check out our music page.

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Jul 05, 2012

Flute Scales & Technical Exercises

Practicing flute scales and technical exercises is a great way to take your flute playing to new levels.

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Jun 24, 2012

Buying a Flute

Buying a flute is an exciting and daunting process. Learn how to research your options, narrow down your choices and choose the flute that is right for you.

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Jun 24, 2012

Gadgets, Tools and Flute Accessories

Everyone loves a gadget. That goes for flute players too. Check out these Must Have flute accessories.

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Jun 22, 2012

Mozart Flute Concertos

The Mozart Flute Concertos in G and D are arguably the most important works in the flute repertoire. So why is it said that Mozart disliked the flute?

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Nov 22, 2011

Buying a Headjoint

Upgrading to a professional caliber headjoint for your intermediate flute will result in a much better instrument at a price that many of us can afford.

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Nov 22, 2011

Chaminade Concertino

Concertino by Chaminade is standard repertoire for the flute. Most of you probably played it at contest at some point in high school or maybe for a college audition or recital.

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Nov 22, 2011

Buying an Intermediate Flute

Upgrading to an intermediate flute is exciting. It can also be mind boggling. The Flute Monkey has all the information you need to make an informed purchase.

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Nov 22, 2011

Flute Stand - Piccolo Stand

Using a flute stand and piccolo stand is a great way to manage multiple instruments at rehearsal. Flute stands are also a great way to store your flute between practice sessions.

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Nov 21, 2011

Claude Bolling - Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

The Claude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio with Jean Pierre Rampal on flute has been immensely popular, ranking on the Billboard charts for more than ten years.

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Nov 21, 2011

Buying a Student Model Flute

Buying a flute for your child when neither of you can play a note is no simple task. It’s like buying a car before you get your learner’s permit.

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Nov 21, 2011

Digital Music Readers

There are several digital sheet music readers available to the tech savvy musician. My personal favorite is a relatively inexpensive, full featured software download from MusicReaderTM.

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Nov 18, 2011

Syrinx

Syrinx, by Claude Debussy is a popular piece for solo flute that tells the sad tale of Syrinx, the wood nymph and her efforts to escape the advances of the randy god Pan.

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Nov 18, 2011

Using a Tuner

Intonation is one aspect of flute playing that many of us struggle with. Using a tuner can help you to recognize the problem notes on your flute.

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Nov 18, 2011

Buying a Flute - Introduction

Interested in buying a flute but not sure where to start? Flute Monkey can guide you through the process no matter what your level.

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