Episode 81

Flute 360 | Episode 81: “The Benefits of Extended Techniques with Robert Dick – Video” (1:23:45)

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In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Robert Dick about the benefits of using extended techniques while practicing the flute! Robert demonstrates a wide variety of extended techniques utilizing the standard flute repertoire. Check out today’s episode to hear all the details! As a friendly reminder, please listen to Series 17 in its entirety (E79-E82). Enjoy!

Episode 81 – Main Points:

  • 0:26 – Gold Sponsor: J&K Productions
  • 1:20 – Welcome and thank you for your support!
  • 1:49 – Today’s Topic: The Benefits of Extended Techniques
  • 3:06 – Make your next practice session fun by experimenting with new methods!
  • 10:15 – Singing & Playing within the French School
  • 14:28 – Singing the syllable “OO.”
  • 19:06 – “Never strain the voice. Of course, we are human and will make mistakes. If you do strain the voice, stop and rest. When you feel your voice getting tired from the very beginning of the tiredness…stop! You are done for the day. At first, it’s going to happen really fast, but that’s okay because that is normal!” – Robert
  • 19:37 – Robert plays Taffanel & Gaubert No. 1 with singing and playing.
  • 21:38 – “You have to hear YOUR voice. Since we are humans, when you hear your voice, your body changes. When you hear someone else’s voice, it’s wonderful, but nothing is changing.” – Robert
  • 27:15 – Exercise in A minor – Listen Here!
  • 30:00 – Robert advises to get yourself a keyboard to help with your singing abilities.
  • 31:58 – Heidi: Up to this point, in our discussion, could you please give a summary for the listeners?
  • 32:43 – Robert’s Answer
  • 40:06 – Topic: Pursue Learning!
  • 42:42 – Topic: Vocal Chords
  • 43:18 – Repertoire: Concertino for Flute and Piano, Op. 107 by Chaminade
  • 44:24 – Robert Dick’s YouTube Videos on Throat Tuning (Parts 1-3)
  • 45:00 – Repertoire: Sonata Appassionata for Solo Flute, Op. 140 by Karg-Elert
  • 53:55 – For clarification of sound, try this extended technique!
  • 54:16 – Repertoire: Partita in A minor for Solo Flute by J.S. Bach
  • 56:11 – Robert plays the passage slowly.
  • 57:05 – Robert integrates natural harmonics into his practicing the Allemande.
  • 1:02:47 – Topic: Natural Harmonics
  • 1:11:21 – Heidi’s Summary
  • 1:11:46 – Robert Comments
  • 1:18:42 – 1970’s Music: Beatles, Jimi Hendrix
  • 1:22:07 – Conclusion
  • 1:22:34 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions

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