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by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Improving Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 4770

Also, in one of my "light-bulb" moments I realized that music is beamed in a way that it makes sense mathematically and logically. For example, I used to always have trouble with 6/8 time. I never quite got the concept that it isn't in 6, but in 2. Same thing with 9/8 which is in 3, and 12/8 which i...
by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Improving Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 4770

I say "FIND THE DOWNBEAT." Really, part of the frustration of sight-reading is losing your place. In that vein, try to get maybe the first notes of sixteenth-note runs so you can keep your place. Remember, time doesn't stop because you can't keep up. This is my experience from years of sight-reading...
by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 55526

I personally don't like the sound of Pearl or the feel of the keys. I went to the NFA convention in San Diego this year and tried out just about every flute there, vintage and new. I was looking to upgrade and decided on a Powell, which is what I've wanted for 18 years (since high school). I've alwa...
by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Martinu's First Sonata-- help please
Replies: 3
Views: 3742

I belive the tempo picks up at the end of the first movement. I'm not at home to look at the music, but there seems to be some indication that there is an increase in tempo.
by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Poulenc, Double Tongueing and Gbs - all the good stuff...
Replies: 6
Views: 6048

Dumb question perhaps, but are you using your thumb B-flat on the G-flat? It won't come out right if you do that.
by us_army_flutist
Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 14460

Piccolos

Burkart Global and Burkart-Phelan are the best piccolos in their price range. They are very consistent, meaning that they are all equally good.