Music: Young Flautist

Such amateurs of the flute as Rockwell Kent and Charles Gates Dawes know how hard it is to play correctly. Great flautists like New York's Georges Barrère or Philadelphia's William Kincaid have taken years to perfect themselves. Flute technique is hard because a flautist cannot see his lips or the air coming from them, but none the less his lips must be properly shaped, his wind properly directed. A flautist does not blow through the flute, but across its mouthpiece to the opposite edge. The edge vibrates, sets the whole column of...

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