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by flapperflute
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Questions for freelance musicians
Replies: 5
Views: 4306

Hi asoalin! When I was making my living as a full-time freelance flutist, I made my "bread and butter" teaching private flute lessons. I taught at a few community music schools as well as home teaching. I had a lot of freelance work as a performer, mostly playing chamber music at weddings, parties, ...
by flapperflute
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What about flute playing or music is most difficult for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3290

Tension has always been my biggest issue, as it affects my breathing and finger technique, among other things.
by flapperflute
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Spitty Mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 23426

Hello, I would suggest experimenting with your tongue placement while you slur. Sometimes when I yawn, I have a flow of saliva, and I think part of the reason is because the tip of my tongue is raised to the top part of my mouth. Try playing with the tongue lower (or higher) in the mouth and see if ...
by flapperflute
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 15
Views: 13905

My Jeff Weissman piccolo is the BEST piccolo I have ever played. It has an effortless top register, great intonation, a warm, woody tone, and was quite economical for a handmade piccolo of exotic wood (mine is made of African bloodwood). I highly recommend his piccolos. :)
by flapperflute
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Beatboxing on the flute-How?
Replies: 3
Views: 4580

Hi, If you learn to beatbox without a flute--as original beatboxers do, I think that is the best way to learn. Then, after some practice and mastery, pick up the flute and just give it a whirl. Here is a youtube video lesson on beatboxing to get you started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1qdyF2NDf...
by flapperflute
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking up flute after 10 years! Feedback please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 10823

Picking up flute after 10 years! Feedback please!!

Hi all, I'm new to the board. I'm 38 years old. I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Flute performance from 2 major conservatories. I graduated in 1997 with my MM. I freelanced for a while after graduating, and was getting really good, but I fell away for various reasons. It has been about a d...