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Shining the Light of Attention

A conversation with my high school flute student ... 

Okay, lots of beautiful things for sure. Did you notice you tongued many notes that were under slurs?

       Yeah, I'm not sure why I did that.

Do you think if you played it again, you could play the correct articulations?

      Yes, I can do it. (She plays the passage again with all       the correct articulations). 

Okay, that's more like it! Also, did you notice your tone was so much more sparkly and shiny this time?

       (She laughs and smiles)

Why do you think your tone was so much more beautiful this time?