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I always think of Sir James Galway as a flutist. I’m listening right this minute to him playing Lowell Liebermann’s “Piccolo Concerto, Op 50.” Sir James was just speaking about his piccolo and this piece of music. He has a silver piccolo which is conical. It is better for the high notes. But he prefers a different piccolo for the lower notes. This particular concerto is written in such a way, that you can actually use two different piccolos and use one for the high notes, and another for the lower sections.
I think I am hearing two different piccolos. But it could be my imagination: here’s a youtube clip of the concerto. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7x37mBZ0XU
emphasized the importance of being relaxed in your body so that the instrument could sing. There are many ways to accomplish this. So next time you pick up your piccolo to practice, remember Liisa, and RELAX! and let your piccolo sing.
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