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by AnnaJ
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Subcontrabassflute
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Subcontrabassflute

I just saw this and am amazed that any flute could make such a low sound. I'm not sure how useful this instrument is as there are much nicer bass instruments around. However, maybe it could add something to a flute choir.

What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Nz0UGuQyc
by AnnaJ
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: searching pieces for flute solo
Replies: 27
Views: 17217

I agree desdemona!

Also, I just bought this book: Die Solofloete - Edition Peters. There are 4 volumes: Barock, Classic, Romantic and 20th Century.

Anna
by AnnaJ
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Should I teach?
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

I suggest you read this: http://www.jennifercluff.com/tone2.htm As to your initial question, should I teach? I say yes, if you are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do, you will make a great teacher. One of the best things you can encourage is a love for music and creating more of it!! Good...
by AnnaJ
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Should I teach?
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Maybe your teacher could teach her. It seems odd that the band leader should ask you to do it. Doesn't your school have a woodwind teacher? Is the band leader the music teacher for the school? I think I need more information about the situation, but it sounds like a more experienced teacher is neede...
by AnnaJ
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: searching pieces for flute solo
Replies: 27
Views: 17217

I've just read this thread as I'm looking for solo pieces at the moment. I was just wondering, desdemona.sams, have you done your recital yet?
by AnnaJ
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42639

Thanks etgohomeok. It was much nicer to watch someone play their flute than to look at a load of pictures of flutes!!
by AnnaJ
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: About Alto Flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Thank you for your replies. I am writing a flute trio for 2 C flutes and one alto. The majority of it is the low to middle register and I chose the alto flute to fill out the sound and vary it a little. It seems I made the right decision. I hope to finish it by the end of this week, so if there are ...
by AnnaJ
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bending notes
Replies: 12
Views: 10503

Thanks. I'm going to write some music which requires pitch bends. I need to get some practice in to find out exactly what's possible!
by AnnaJ
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bending notes
Replies: 12
Views: 10503

Bending notes

Inspired partly by the beatboxing flute player, and partly by needing more things to practice, I've been practicing tone bending and other alternative noises. I find the middle register much easier to bend down a semitone than the other registers. Is it possible to do the same with the top register?...
by AnnaJ
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: About Alto Flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

About Alto Flutes

Hi, I wasn't sure where to place this post. My poor searching abilities found little information about alto flutes and I have a couple of questions: 1. What does the alto flute sound like in upper registers (above G4)? Is there a limit for getting a good tone? 2. Are the lower notes easy and comfort...
by AnnaJ
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure with teardrop lip?
Replies: 6
Views: 9140

finding a teacher

by AnnaJ
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: high notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3943

Flute Sound

This is a great page which explains exactly how sound is made on the flute. Some if it is a little technical, but you can filter through and find the part you need. http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/fluteacoustics.html Jennifer Cluff has some great articles on tone production and practicing. http://www...
by AnnaJ
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 21780

Flute Students, Piano and Theory

Hi, I found this thread interesting as I often use the piano, or a picture of a keyboard, when I teach theory to my students. The main area I find it useful for is tones, semitones and the formation of scales. I also teach piano and find that students respond to and appreciate scales more when they ...
by AnnaJ
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking up flute after 10 years! Feedback please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 10797

New Flute Study

Back again!!
The link above doesn't work. I started a new page to share my music:
http://annaj-flutemusic.blogspot.com/

Anna
by AnnaJ
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking up flute after 10 years! Feedback please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 10797

Studies for flute (returning after a break)

Hi, I recently returned to playing the flute after a couple of years break. I was travelling and missed playing music more and more as the months went on - even though I listened to and studied lots of music in many different countries. On my journey, I realised I had a lot of work to do to return t...