by Janet K Bordeaux
Welcome all flute music enthusiasts! You have come to the right place to find solo music for the flute that will delight your senses, thrill your fingers, move your listeners and please your teacher!
What is the first thing you do when your teacher asks you to plan for your next recital? If you are like me, you roll your eyes and groan. The first thought to come to your mind is “I don’t know what I want to play! Something not too hard, but that will sound impressive. A piece of music I can polish so that my listeners will enjoy coming to my recital. A solo that will impress the other flutists.
As you begin the process of finding just the right solo you probably first look at the music you already own. Sometimes your teacher may suggest a solo piece. At other times you need to go to the music store and browse. I have done all of theses things, and have discovered how hard it is to find the right flute solo which will challenge me, delight me, but not too much. I have spent money on music only to discover that it is too hard, or too easy, or boring, or it just doesn’t “speak” to me.
An important factor when you start to search for a flute solo is to make sure that you can at least get through the piece, even if you stumble. If the music is too hard, you will become discouraged. If it is to easy, then you will not build valuable skills and improve as a flutist.
Another importatnt considerations is that the flute solo music appeals to you. You must enjoy the melody and like the overall tone of the mood. The music must speak to you so that you can move your listeners to join you in the mood of the music.
Music for the flute is often filled with quick passages, tricky rhythms, trills and other frills. If there is too much, then it becomes busy and very difficult to execute well. If there isn’t enough, it becomes boring and dull. Once you are no longer a beginner it seems to be very difficult to find challenging pieces that are manageable.
The flute solo collections you will find here are designed to carry a chllenge. They are designed with the intermediate flutist in mind. FluteSoloMusic.com is the place to find unique compostitions that are less well known or newly written pieces. We are looking for composers to submit their works to us for distribution, or to link to our website.
Visit here often, as we will be adding more music and links to other sites. If you do not find solo music for the flute here that delights you, please contact us with your requests and suggestions.
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