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by Fox
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Had to Laugh!
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Re: Had to Laugh!

Holy smokes! That's a steal!!
by Fox
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Going on Vacation
Replies: 1
Views: 2160

Going on Vacation

I just got back from vacation a couple days ago. I'm amazed of how quickly the stamina of my embouchure weakens. On the other hand I've gotten back on track quite quickly.
by Fox
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Vibrato on tone exercises?
Replies: 2
Views: 2605

Re: Vibrato on tone exercises?

My teacher suggested doing long tones and doing vibrato on the last note of each part of the exercises.
by Fox
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: In school and having to change everything
Replies: 16
Views: 9407

Re: In school and having to change everything

I'm going through the exact same thing right now. I just changed my embouchure positioning slightly and some days I sound amazing, but on other days it's horrible. As for control I'm still working on that too. I'm learning the upper third octave at first it was quite bad, but with practice I've gott...
by Fox
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Moving on To Playing With Others
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Re: Moving on To Playing With Others

Update: I heard from the band director. He doesn't have anything for beginners, but suggested I contact the local school board. Oh well ... going to keep searching. I did ask him to keep me in mind if he does start something with beginners.
by Fox
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Moving on To Playing With Others
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Re: Moving on To Playing With Others

You really do not want to loose it totally, it will make you a better player. You just do not want to let those feeling overwhelm you to the point of not playing. When people ask me what I think of my self as a player, I say "I can hold my own, and I don't totally suck!". I know I am a better playe...
by Fox
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Moving on To Playing With Others
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Re: Moving on To Playing With Others

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and support! I have emailed the community band and basically told them that I'm a beginner and if they have anything for a beginner flute player. Ask your teacher! I'm sure s/he can offer some suggestions. If your teacher has other students (flute or other instrum...
by Fox
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Moving on To Playing With Others
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Moving on To Playing With Others

Ok guys, I went to my teacher this past weekend and we played a couple duets. Well, this got me thinking ... One of the areas that I'm lacking is actually playing with other people. I came home and looked up any community bands in my area. There's one about 15 minutes away, but I'm nervous about con...
by Fox
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Flute alignment

I wouldn't say to you what my preference is, because it's a result of years playing, and it's my individual preference now. I agree with this Zevang. So far I've changed the alignment and positioning of my flute three times. It started out with huge changes and now I'm down to minute changes. So te...
by Fox
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Yamaha flute - tight joints. Is this normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Re: New Yamaha flute - tight joints. Is this normal?

My Gemeinhardt was that way when I first got it. After a while (I would say four or five months) it loosened up and now a little over 2 years it's just loose enough.

I wouldn't try and adjust it yourself (unless you know what you're doing). Better to take it to a repair tech.
by Fox
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Refreshing
Replies: 10
Views: 4778

Re: Refreshing

Congrats fluteguy18!!
by Fox
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 3301

Re: Embouchure Improvements

Thanks! But it's slow going. Every couple of lessons I realize how important it is to have a teacher.
by Fox
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 3301

Embouchure Improvements

Well, my teacher suggested that my embouchure needs to be smaller. I tend to have a lot of blowing sound underneath my tone. So, I'm back to working on my embouchure. I've made a few corrections, making my aperture smaller, shifting the flute to the right a bit more, trying to support my breath with...
by Fox
Tue May 31, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Cleaning Flute
Replies: 10
Views: 7548

Re: Cleaning Flute

I usually only use a microfiber cloth to wipe the outside and run a cotton cloth through with the cleaning rod. On rare occasions I use a Q-tip dipped in alcohol to clean the embouchure plate. Anything more than that I leave to the tech. I don't let alcohol get near the pads at all. I've seen how ea...