Althea Rene is a genuine diva of Nu Jazz, R & B, and Smooth Soul: a tenacious monarch with lips, lungs and fingers of gold. Every concert goer will be "rocked" by all the songs performed by this artist. So, let it be known far and wide, that if you haven't visited the kingdom of jazz flautist, Althea Rene, you really must partake in the panoply of her "flava" filled abilities. Music fans celebrate this serene Cinderella's musical skills. This classy lady has extreme TALENT, with personal beauty and style as a sideboard delight that oozes with charismatic appeal in "live" performance. Her performance sets a sensual stage for every song, because her gentle delivery of her soulful tunes makes people want to snuggle up close with someone special and blows them out the water as softly as she blows her magical flute.
These videos were recorded in March 2007 and they have subtitles in English, Spanish and Japanese. Over four hours of video explaining the basics of flute playing and offering a guide to Marcel Moyse's famous book De La Sonorite. For a preview, visit:
With Laura Dwyer featuring Freda Herseth, mezzo-soprano. This comprehensive 2 disc study guide is appropriate for all musicians to use as a teaching tool for instrumental sound production. International soloist and recording artist Amy Porter combines her research with performance and pedagogy and brings her workshop into your practice room, helping you to find your most beautiful sound.
A World of Music since 1974. Instruction on how to hold the flute embouchure and breathing technique (the secret of Irish flute tone). Mickie Zekley (the founder of Lark in the Morning) demystifies ornamentation including taps, cuts, rolls, multiple rolls, slides, triplets, finger vibrato, and diaphragm pulsing. Also included are examples of tunes in different rhythms including the jig, slip jig, reel, hornpipe, polka and air. Most of the techniques taught can also be applied to the pennywhistle and modern flute.