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Here, I will post regarding various topics in music such as composers, pieces, technique, music theory, etc. Each post will end with a brief CALL TO ACTION, an opportunity to creatively apply what you've just read. Is there a topic that you would like me to write about? Leave a comment with your topic suggestion!

March 14, 2015

As professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire from 1893 until his death in 1908, French flutist and conductor Claude-Paul Taffanel was the founder of the French Flute School. The French Flute School, which was characterized by lightness of tone and vibrato, played a...

July 9, 2014

This post is a continuation of my previous post on recital planning. Check out Part One by clicking this link: http://www.akilahbryant.com/#!Recital-Planning-/cf5v/9A018355-BFE3-42BD-992E-42CFA32A4CF4



Some other things to consider in planning your program include:

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June 19, 2014

Balance in repertoire on a recital program plays a key role in creating an enjoyable, memorable experience for the audience as well as the performer. Unbalanced repertoire can result in boredom from monotony and listener’s fatigue. Also, if most of the music is the sam...

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