Caprice No. 16, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 by Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Even Chromatic Scale and Sudden Dynamic Changes Find the music for this one HERE. This etude was odd to me. I’m not going to lie, it didn’t feel organic to learn and the end resulting performance didn’t feel like it had a lot of depth. That said, I think that training ourselves toContinue reading “Caprice No. 16, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 by Joachim Andersen”

Caprice No. 15, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Mordents Find the music for this one HERE. I found this etude to be a nice little oasis somehow. I suspect my brain enjoyed the key signature after the previous few etudes required more concentration in that arena. The tempo of this etude is also very manageable and I found it relaxing toContinue reading “Caprice No. 15, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen”

Caprice No. 14, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Articulation and Pulse Find the music for this etude HERE. This is a great study. It is melodically interesting and the marked dynamics provide a sense of melody and accompaniment that I found fun to explore and I would encourage you to do the same. By and large the most valuable fundamental toContinue reading “Caprice No. 14, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen”

No. 13, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Rhythmic accuracy. Find the music for this one HERE. Originally I found this one a challenge because of the key signature and the very long, very repetitive writing.  The rhythmic challenges are very important, as it’s a common pitfall to play rhythms that oscillate between triplets and dotted eighth sixteenth notes inaccurately. BeginContinue reading “No. 13, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen”

No. 12, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Phrasing smoothly across a leap in register Find the music for this study HERE. Another gorgeous one with a tricky key signature and a minor key! At first glance it might be easy to write this one off as pretty easy, especially when compared to the one that came just before it. RestContinue reading “No. 12, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen”

No. 11, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen

Lesson Focus: Light supported staccato Find the music HERE. I grew to absolutely love this study as I learned it. The challenges were very real and I was humbled to learn how much work it took to marry my musical vision with my skillset. The study is light, articulated and long! As much as itContinue reading “No. 11, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37, Joachim Andersen”

No. 10, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen

Study guide on the 26 Little Caprices by Anderson, Op. 37. Explore performance videos, tips videos and a written study guide to help you fine tune your flute playing. Caprice No. 10

No. 9, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen

Study guide on the 26 Little Caprices by Anderson, Op. 37. Explore performance videos, tips videos and a written study guide to help you fine tune your flute playing. Caprice No. 9

No. 8, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen

Study guide on the 26 Little Caprices by Anderson, Op. 37. Explore performance videos, tips videos and a written study guide to help you fine tune your flute playing. Caprice No. 8

No. 7, 26 Little Caprices, Op. 37 Joachim Andersen

Study guide on the 26 Little Caprices by Anderson, Op. 37. Explore performance videos, tips videos and a written study guide to help you fine tune your flute playing. Caprice No. 7