Useful Links & Downloads

Page last updated: Sunday 26 July 2015

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Accompaniment

Find an Accompanist

Accompaniment Tracks

A listing of websites providing practice accompaniment tracks for flute music

This site offers the following options:

  • “Practise your classical instrumental music with high-quality piano accompaniment MP3 tracks available on this website.
  • All works are recorded by a professional, experienced piano accompanist.
  • Accompaniments for over 350 major classical works are available, for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and trumpet. Includes many of the great sonatas and concertos written for these instruments, as well as lots of attractive smaller works.
  • Practise with accompaniments for the great works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak, Elgar, Faure, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Hindemith, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Weber… and dozens more of your favourite composers.
  • Slower practice versions are available for the more difficult works, and click-beats help keep time when the piano is silent (these are removable on request).”

Interactive Music Education Software

  • “Play or sing your part with accompaniment, while SmartMusic’s suite of interactive practice tools assists with fingerings, slide and string positions, tuning and more.”

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Australian Orchestras

A listing of the major symphony and chamber orchestras within Australia.

Youth Orchestras

Chamber Orchestras

Opera & Ballet Orchestras

Symphony Orchestras

Amateur/Semi-professional Orchestras

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Blogs, Journals, Flute Players & General Websites:

Flute players

Australian

International

General Blogs

Journals & Publications

Australian

  • The Flute – Journal of the Flute Society of New South Wales

International

  • Flute (formerly Pan) – British Flute Society’s, full-colour quarterly journal
  • Flute Talk Magazine – Flute Magazine
  • Leading Notes – an online music education magazine based out of the USA that seeks to maintain an online space for discussion about the intersection of philosophy and practice

General Webites

  • The Flute Ark – this repository was started many years ago and initially, concentrated on composers repertoire.  The FluteArk now also includes information available online and is added to from time to time.  This is a fabulous resource for information on composers/players prior to 1960.
  • Flute Focus – a broad flute website based in New Zealand
  • Flute4all – general flute page
  • Flute Page – The Flute: A Resource Guide – By Bob Diaz
  • flutes.tk – index of flute links and more
  • FluteSites: Specialising in websites for flutists –
  • Recorder Home Page – generally regarded as one of the most respected websites for recorder players around the world because of its depth of information
  • Ross Hamilton’s Music Education Resources – comprehensive collection of analytical notes on over a thousand pieces of classical and popular music, which have been used by hundreds of teachers and students throughout Australia.
  • Rick Wilson’s Historical Flutes Page – “This web site presents photos of, descriptions of, and information about historical European and American flutes from the renaissance to the 20th century. In addition, we give related historical material about performance practices and report on the author’s experiences playing these instruments.”

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Examination Boards:

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Extended Techniques (including Beatboxing)

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Fingering Charts (FREE Downloads):

Flute

Piccolo

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History and About:

About the Flute

  • All about FLUTE” – a FREE mobile app, available for iPhones, Androids and on Amazon.  This is a great little app and it has no ads, offers all kinds of information about flute for flutists and serves as an online community for all flute enthusiasts around the globe.
  • Flute Acoustics – A site dedicated to understanding the flute
  • French Flute School – Interview from Bonus tracks: An Australian in Paris: Raymond Guiot Interviewed by flutist Jane Rutter re French Flute, Technique, Tone production, Philosophy of Music, Daily practice, Creation of the French Flute school, its history and application.

History of the Flute

History of Music

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Music (FREE Downloads):

Christmas music!

Music in the Public Domain

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Music Publishers and Sales:

  • Fluteworthy – “flute music worth playing. ? Providing new publications and recordings for flute players of all levels. ? Supporting the performance of good flute music. ? Promoting the composition, performance and recording of Australian flute music. ? Encouraging creative music making.”
  • Wonderful Winds – Inspirational music for woodwind

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Online Forums:

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Online Masterclasses:

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Podcasts:

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Practice & Technique

Practice

Technique

Tools

  • Practice Book – Download free practice booklets to help keep your student or child focused and motivate in their daily practice
  • Scale Blitzer – an App to help students practice their scales which is lots of fun and a great motivator
  • Tuner – an online turner

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Recording your flute:

  • Blowin’ in the Wind, Recording the Flute  – An article by David Summer on recording the flute in a personal studio. Including selecting a location for the flute recording, as well as choosing the proper microphone and microphone positioning. Also included is advise for the flutist making a recording.

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Repertoire:

  • Australian Music Center – “The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of both the artform of music and the creators and performers of contemporary classical, improvised jazz, experimental music and sound art in Australia.”  There is a huge amount of repertoire and other resources available via the AMC!
  • Flute Tutor Australia Repertoire pages – a new resource that is being developed and expanded regularly by Flute Tutor Australia volunteers
  • Windworks Woodwind Specialists – Sydney based music store supplying print music for all instruments – run by one of Sydney’s most respected flute players and teachers Windworks is an ideal place to go or contact for new an interesting reportoire.

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Sales, Service & Repairs

Sales

  • Tritone –  (25 hawdon st,Ainslie 2602 ACT www.tritone.net.au) – Tritone is an instrument repair shop in canberra specialising in flutes. Tritone is a Straubinger certified repair shop with 19 years experience. Tritone is also an agent for flutes and flutists in canberra.
  • The Woodwind Group – Australia’s first and foremost flute specialist. Qualified instrument makers provide the highest level of flutes and services for beginner to professional – Sales- Repairs-Music-tuition-performance
  • Flutes & Flutists – Flutes & Flutists is one of the leading suppliers of  flutes, servicing and repairs in Australasia.
  • Windworks Woodwind Specialists – Sydney based music store supplying print music for all instruments, expert music tuition, music theory classes and chamber music coaching.
  • An Illustrated Basic Flute Repair Manual for Professionals – Please note that this document is included purely as a means for flute players to understand how their flute works and what is being done by a repairer.  Flute Tutor Australia DOES NOT recommend that you attempt to use this document to repair your own flute, rather, contact one of the above listed flute repairers.
  • Check your flute for repair by Jennifer Cluff – Lists things to look for which will help you know whether or not your flute requires repair.

Service & Repairs

  • Tritone –  (25 hawdon st,Ainslie 2602 ACT www.tritone.net.au) – Tritone is an instrument repair shop in canberra specialising in flutes. Tritone is a Straubinger certified repair shop with 19 years experience. Tritone is also an agent for flutes and flutists in canberra.
  • The Woodwind Group – Australia’s first and foremost flute specialist. Qualified instrument makers provide the highest level of flutes and services for beginner to professional – Sales- Repairs-Music-tuition-performance
  • Flutes & Flutists – Flutes & Flutists is one of the leading suppliers of  flutes, servicing and repairs in Australasia.
  • Repairs on the Hill – Victoria Rika-Heke – Musical Instrument technician – Specialising in wind and brass repairs and servicing  – Located on the Central Coast of NSW and servicing Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle Regions

Does my flute need repair?

What happens to my flute when it is repaired?

  • An Illustrated Basic Flute Repair Manual for Professionals – Please note that this document is included purely as a means for flute players to understand how their flute works and what is being done by a repairer.  Flute Tutor Australia DOES NOT recommend that you attempt to use this document to repair your own flute, rather, contact one of the above listed flute repairers.

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Societies, Guilds & Associations:

Flute

 

Shakuhachi

Music Teachers Associations

Music Council

Healthcare

  • Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare – the national peak body for performing arts healthcare. Its members range form performing artists themselves to those who work with them at many levels, and who share a passion and common belief.

Instrument insurance

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Software:

FREE Downloads for your computer

Music Composition & Notation software:

  • MuseScore – “MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius and Finale.  You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.
  • Partifi – A free automated tool for creating parts from music scores

Fingering Diagram Builder:

Other useful software for your computer

Studio Management

  • Music Teacher’s Helper – online subscription software to assist in the running of a private teaching business
  • Music Studio Helper – online subscription software to assist in the running of a music teaching school

iPad and iPhone Apps

Aural Training

  • ABRSM Aural Trainer– Through a series of interactive challenges, pupils can develop their ability to identify and describe musical features and differences quickly and accurately. All ABRSM Grade 1–5 aural components are covered, including sight–singing and echo tests.  The ABRSM Aural Trainer provides comprehensive feedback after every question. The progress page keeps a record of performance so that students can track their improvements and see at a glance the areas they might want to revisit.

Orchestral exploration

  • MSO Learn (FREE App by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) – MSO Learn is the first App of its kind to offer the user advanced interactive audio-visual exploration of an orchestra, featuring the different instrumental families, individual instruments and the musicians who play them.

Scales Practise

  • Scale Blitzer -A fun and motivational iPhone and iPad App to assist students with their scale practice.

Sight Reading

  • Rhythm Sight Reading Trainer – Sight reading rhythms can be very confusing, especially with syncopations and rests. This app gives you a solid basis for a good rhythmic feel.

Studio Management

  • Moosic Studio – stand alone app to assist in the running of a private teaching business
  • Music Teacher’s Helper – online subscription software to assist in the running of a private teaching business
  • Music Studio Helper – online subscription software to assist in the running of a music teaching school

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