Intonation in Ensembles
Someone on the FLUTE listserv asked a question about a flute ensemble's poor intonation:
Is there a way to practice listening for, and then correcting, bad intonation? I can usually hear if [a student] is obviously flat or sharp when...playing with the piano, but I've never been good at correcting bad intonation in a flute ensemble...Anyone have any ideas on how to improve this?
This is an edited version of my response:
Fixing ensemble intonation is a skill that takes time to develop. The best gift you can give to your flute choir is to teach them how to make corrections on their own.
© Shelley Collins