Monday, December 7, 2015

Exercices Journaliers

In the wintery month of December, I invite everyone to find that golden sound to warm your heart! I highly recommend Reichert's exercise No. 2, it's a great way to practice tone color, intonation, musicality, embouchure flexibility.....very useful and beautiful to play. Although originally meant for the flute and probably only known amongst modern flutists, it works great on the traverso. Practice up to 4 sharps and flats, sometimes it can be slightly out of the range but that's OK, it works mostly great. Feel free to share your experiences with it!

在寒冷的十二月,請找出金黃色的音色來溫暖你的心吧!我喜歡Reichert的第二號練習曲, 這是可以練習音色,音準,音樂性,吹口靈活性等等的好幫手。雖然原先是寫給現代長笛的,但練古長笛也很好,可以練到四升四降。音域有時太廣沒關係,還是很適合的。歡迎分享過程哦。

Here's to Reichert's Exercices Journaliers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

For the month of November, I'm inspired by the ocean waves of Ireland. Playing music for me is a release of energy; we release the sound, and the music emanates from our body. On the surface waves appear slow and calm, but underneath, a constant, unstoppable power moves forward, taking along everything.

Peaceful, turbulent, and effortless flowing - this is music.


寧靜,洶湧,自由流動著 - 這就是音樂。

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October is for imagination and creativity! Today I did a listening program for my students introducing various keyboard instruments. They had to draw something based on the music they heard. Here are some reactions:

Fortepiano CPE Bach: girl climbing on a mountain and sliding down because of the snow, cat chasing mouse, spooky
Organ Buxtehude: The sky opening and birds flying, jagged lines on a heart rate monitor, love hearts
Harpsichord Louis Couperin: raindrops and rainbows, the color yellow, a king with treasures being served by servants

Let's not forget why we love music in the first place!


古鋼琴 CPE Bach:女孩爬山但因雪一直往下滑,貓追老鼠,可怕
管風琴 Dieterich Buxtehude:天空展開,鳥飛行,心電圖的跳動,愛心
大鍵琴 Louis Couperin:雨滴和彩虹,黃顏色,擁有財寶的國王被侍者伺侯著