Flutist or Flautist — Aralee’s blog

Flutist or Flautist — Aralee’s blog

Daphnis and Chloe: What’s in a Note?

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From the very beginning there has been a discrepancy between the score and the flute part in the opening notes of the famous flute solo in Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe. The ascending scale which launches the beautiful solo begins as follows: A, B, C#, D, E-sharp, F# G#, A, G#[…]

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Colour wheel

A color wheel for Colours

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One fun part of producing COLOURS was dealing with the CD’s design. I love the way it turned out, and I hope people will want to have the physical CD–not just the digital download, so that they will see how it looks when you open to the center containing the[…]

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The Musical Colors of “Colours”

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Music and Color go together–music has that magical ability to make us both “see” and “feel” when we listen. We might experience motion, dance, story, and vivid images–images we needn’t or can’t even put into words. This week I’ve been working on setting up my CD, to be available as[…]

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Aralee Dorough Syrinx

Syrinx–Sharing the Flute Online

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Back-in-the-day when I needed to study some orchestral music, I’d jump on my bike, ride to the Oberlin Conservatory library, sign out an LP at the desk and take it into a listening booth to enjoy. Fast forward. I park my SUV, pull my phone out of my pocket while[…]

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