Articles & Books

Intentional Fluting: To Practice or To Play 

Available at The Flute View. Published June 1, 2020.

What does it mean to practice versus play? In this article, I share commonly asked questions, reflective questions, guidance on how to be intentional with practicing and playing the flute, and the benefits and pitfalls of overdoing one or the other. For teachers, I also share how I start these conversations with students.

https://thefluteview.com/2020/06/intentional-fluting-to-practice-or-to-play/

The Scale Page:

An adaptable major scale book that grows with the advancing beginner and intermediate flutist

This scale book provides the fundamental patterns of major scales that flutists see in music or more advanced scale books. It can be used to warm up, learn new scales, and focus on specific scales that need attention or are found in your music. In this book, you’ll find my practice method for guidance to help you develop solid practice routines. As you improve, this book also provides you with questions and suggestions for you to consider while practicing.

© 2017 James Brinkmann, Innovative Flutist        East Lansing, Michigan.  jprbrinkmann@gmail.com