A documentary on Emmanuel Pahud made a number of years ago. The documentary is mainly Emmanuel playing a wide variety of music. There is short interview clips in german/french, however the majority of the documentary is music. So even if you do not speak german or french you will still enjoy the music.
The 'must see' documentary on the life of James Galway. 58 minutes of pure joy for every flute player on the planet. I have had the privilege of meeting Sir James on a few occasions and I remember one unforgettable afternoon we spent a couple of hours in each others company playing irish whistles and flutes before a concert in the Waterfront, Belfast. This is a great documentary and if you play the flute I guarantee you will enjoy it.
We all have experienced this. You have a piece of music, a study in front of you and there is a series of notes, phrase, passage that keeps tripping you up. How do you resolve this? The basic answer is the same no matter what you are doing. You need to understand what is happening and break the process into simple component parts. You can then explore and resolve the difficulty. Emmanuel Pahud talks about his process. Great advice. No matter who you are, what instrument you p
Emmanuel Pahud in 4 minutes will inspire you on your journey to become a great musician. In my own experience, I have listened to technically brilliant performances, however with 'something' missing. The ability to 'tell the story', communicate, is what makes a great performance. It does not matter how young or old you are, a beginner or a professional. If you 'tell the story' you touch people with the music and that makes all the difference. SaveSaveSave
When I tour (which is a privilege by the way) I play a piece called "The Lion of Judah" by Robin Mark, on a Bb Irish Whistle. In the middle of the piece there is an Irish jig which, as we play it, gets faster and faster and faster. The main question people ask me at the end of the concert is how did I get a breath, as it appears to be continuous playing without any break. Well, learning to breathe properly is really important if you are a singer or "wind" player. Sir James Ga
Hi Everyone This is my first attempt at a blog. The purpose of this blog is to share 'learning'. There are so many resources out there so I hope to select some of my personal favourites. This first post is the Youtube video clip of Sir James Galway from a masterclass in Texas, USA talking about scales and so much more. So many wise words in typical Sir James style and personality. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Every blessing Raymond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=