Episode 79

Flute 360 | Episode 79: “The Fundamentals of Extended Techniques with Robert Dick, Part I – Audio Portion” (1:04:04)

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In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Robert Dick on the fundamentals of extended techniques. Mr. Dick goes through the following extended techniques in great detail, including throat tuning and harmonics. Also, make sure to check out Episode 79’s video portion where you will be able to view Mr. Dick demonstrating these techniques on the flute! Series 19 includes Episodes 79-82 with Robert Dick!

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Flute 360 | Episode 79: “The Fundamentals of Extended Techniques with Robert Dick, Part 1 – Video Portion” (35:31)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Robert Dick on the fundamentals of extended techniques. Mr. Dick goes through the following extended techniques in great detail, including throat tuning and harmonics. Also, make sure to check out Episode 79’s audio portion where you will find Robert’s interview with Heidi! Series 19 includes Episodes 79-82 with Robert Dick!

Episode 79 – Main Points:

  • 0:26 – Gold Sponsor: J&K Productions
  • 1:22 – Welcome!
  • 1:48 – Topic: Embouchure
  • 2:52 – Topic: Jaw
  • 8:01 – Robert Dick plays an exercise – Listen Here!
  • 9:28 – Side view of the same exercise played by Robert.
  • 10:19 – Different view of the same exercise.
  • 11:26 – “Hearing is incredibly important!” – Robert
  • 11:34 – “When you play music and you can hear it before you play it, you will be telling your musical truth! And that is what people want to hear. People don’t want to hear great technique; they assume you have it because there you are. They are not there to analyze your double tonguing; they are there to hear an experience – your musical truth! That cannot happen if the hearing is the last thing that happens; it has to be the first.” – Robert
  • 16:27 – “Aesthetics are personal.” – Robert
  • 22:09 – Robert talks about the contact of the lip/chin with the flute’s lip plate.
  • 22:56 – Topic: Corners of the Embouchure
  • 24:33 – Topic: Top Lip Muscles & Inner Lip Surface
  • 25:20 – Topic: World Flutes
  • 27:56 – When you are learning something ask yourself, “Why?”
  • 28:15 – “My job as a teacher is to teach you, teach yourself.” – Robert
  • 28:22 – Topic: Air
  • 30:19 – Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist
  • 31:40 – Robert Dick plays natural harmonics – Listen Here!
  • 34:18 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions

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