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Thank you for reading this blog! There has been a 44% increase in readership over that of 2015 thanks to you. Most of the articles in the top 10 for 2016 are, not surprisingly about different facets of flute embouchure. If you are used to relating to a mouthpiece of some kind, it is no wonder the range of variables that make up a good flute embouchure can be baffling. Perhaps the closest equivalent in instrumental music is with all the variables involved in playing string instruments, with the bow and with the left hand.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 posts of 2016 on Dr. Cate’s Flute Tips:

  1. Teaching your Students to Play with Vibrato
  2. Flute Embouchure and a Teardrop Top Lip
  3. To Roll or Not to Roll: That is the Question
  4. Intonation and Dynamic Control
  5. Helping Your Students Adjust to Playing With Braces
  6. About the Third Octave
  7. Teaching Great Flute Sound
  8. Solutions for Common Third Octave Problems
  9. The Legend of “Kiss and Roll”
  10. Our Lips are our Mouthpiece

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