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by Cooeyflute
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High F#
Replies: 13
Views: 10771

Huge sympathies. I hope your audition goes well. :-) On the original subject of the F sharp, you don't need too much air, just loads of support from your diaphram and those other muscles. I have trouble with F sharp too and sometimes your flute has a leak. I'm no expert though, i'm just talking from...
by Cooeyflute
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Do you practice sitting or standing?
Replies: 22
Views: 19170

I think if you sit with good posture it would be okay to practice sitting... But I think standing is better because you end up standing for auditions and solo performances anyways. I totally agree. I practice standing up until i get tired and then i sit down :-D sitting can make it harder to breath...
by Cooeyflute
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt
Replies: 32
Views: 31831

I have a Gemeinhardt 2ESP and it has served me well. They are fine for beginners but i think that once you get to intermediate standard, a different brand would be a good idea. I am going to upgrade and I'll be looking at pearl, muramatsu, miyazawa, and yamaha. All you people who love your gemmies, ...
by Cooeyflute
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: low register problems
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

I agree with MrBaz. I had the same problem. I found playing music in the lower register helped. When you're "in the zone" keep playing and try to remember what you're doing with your lips to make it sound good, so when you next practise, you have something to work on. Don't worry, keep practising an...
by Cooeyflute
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Dance of The Blessed Spirits
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

Re: Dance of The Blessed Spirits

O_Phlute wrote:How fast should the 'Lento' part of 'Dance of the Blessed Spirits' go? I've been doing it about 72 quavers to a minute. Is that too fast? Too slow?
That's a little slow. My teacher told me 80 quavers a minute is good.
by Cooeyflute
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LOUSY SERVICE ###
Replies: 3
Views: 2772

I go to just flutes (jonathan myal music) in croyden. Their guy is really good and is a flute specialist.
by Cooeyflute
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LOUSY SERVICE ###
Replies: 3
Views: 2772

I go to just flutes (jonathan myal music) in croyden. Their guy is really good and is a flute specialist.
by Cooeyflute
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DOH!!! Flute Stupidity Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 9243

A couple of years ago, me and a friend were messing around with our crowns (flute ones, they were the screw line) and i dropped mine. It fell under the piano and this was just before an exam. I was mortified. Took me 10 minutes to find it again. Doh!
by Cooeyflute
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 35161

Comfortably i'm a 6 edging into 7 which is quite good for 4 years lessons. I've been in a band and are in 3 ensembles. This scale is useful for me as i'm british and the grade system isn't really known round here. But i see the problem with people who've had no formal lessons. It's interesting to re...
by Cooeyflute
Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: 'smiley' embouchure
Replies: 12
Views: 9286

I learnt the 'poo' way too and my new teacher said this was good as it meant i had flexability. The only trouble with such a relaxed mouth is that sometimes on high notes my lips will vibrate.
by Cooeyflute
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dizziness
Replies: 11
Views: 15514

I get the same sore throat when running because I breath through my mouth. Maybe you're breathing in through your mouth with an open throat and drying it out this way. Breathing more gently might help if you're doing what I think you are. Hope this helps.
by Cooeyflute
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ballerina vs flute posture
Replies: 7
Views: 4392

I have been doing ballet for 6 years and flute for 4 and a bit years. Ballet posture is an extreme posture and i wouldn't recommend the 'top and tail' part of it but standing as tall as you can will make it easier to breathe deeply, but you have to be careful that your stomach muscles don't hinder y...