Category: piccolo practice specials

Learning how to play piccolo is one of the hardest things I have ever done! This little instrument can be a real bastard!! So here are some piccolo practice specials for you.

Let’s start with tuning. So how to tune a piccolo? Great question. Playing in tune is key to becoming a successful piccoloist, but it needs some understanding and work.

So here is what you can do to improve your intonation of the piccolo.

We ought to develop a harmonic perception of sounds within the context of different tonalities and intervals. More so even in an orchestra, we are supposed to distinguish perfect intervals of a scale and the harmonic functions of our notes within it. This will still not be enough. To harmonic perception, we ought to add melodic awareness. As a musician it is fundamental that we remember where a phrase started and where it is going in terms of pitch.

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3 pro practicing tips playing piccolo – learn play piccolo

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The following 3 pro practicing tips playing piccolo – learn play piccolo the professional way address fundamental problems mentioned in my previous article and have to be played without vibrato, or at least with only a small one. 3 pro practicing tips playing piccolo 1. Musical Cromatic Scale throughout the range of the piccolo  …

How to tune a piccolo for playing in a symphony orchestra

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How to tune a piccolo for playing in a symphony orchestra is a question every piccoloist should wish to answer. Playing in tune is a fundamental quality of any musician. Even more so of a piccolo player because the sound of the octave-flute will be heard over the entire orchestra. Producing sounds one octave higher…

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