Making Long Tones Exercises More Enjoyable and Productive is a web-tv documentary special of Matt Krejci, a tenured faculty at the University of the Pacific.
- his parents and family
- his path to the flute
- his formal education
- why the flute?
- what choices did he make upon graduation?
- were there many options?
- what were his orchestral and chamber music interests?
- How he managed to pay his fixed and variable costs to support yourself
- Matt then shares pedagogic insights on making long-tone exercises more enjoyable and productive. He illustrates his training with selective repertoire:
- use of crescendo/ diminuendo (with available tuner) and necessary embouchure adjustments. Faure, Morceau de Concours and Holcolm, Jazz Etude
- trills on long tones “William Schade, Etude
- double-tonguing exercises St Saens, Air d Ballet from Ascanio
- learning and using vibrato to be expressive.
Matt sums up his interview by providing advice to young flutists.