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by caitlin i
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's your practice routine?
Replies: 11
Views: 6625

JennyColville wrote: 1) 10mins on scales and I always play 3 octave C major chromatic as this covers all the notes (which seems like a good way to get all your fingers and keys warmed up!). --------------------------------------------------------- 3 Octave C Chromatic Scale covers almost all the no...
by caitlin i
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Help finding music
Replies: 1
Views: 2364

This isn't jazz but how about some piano rags? James Scott Rags are challenging and fun!
by caitlin i
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Cleaning the embouchure hole.
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

I do not know what kind of flute you play on but I was told by Brannen Brothers never to use any kind of silver/jewelry polish (cloth or liquid) on a flute.

Also: oiling wood instruments is a controversial topic. Some people swear by it others have never heard of it or refuse to do it.
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Fast High C Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

Practice slowly to gain finger strength/muscle memory.
Work it up little by little.
Also research alternate fingerings, though these fingerings are quite doable.
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble blowing E and F (aww bless him!)
Replies: 1
Views: 2536

Your question was posted in May so by now you have probably figured out how to produce E and F. My suggestion to my beginner students when certain notes won't speak is to compare to the ones that do and try to create the other the same way. Of course this is easier to help with in person. Have you s...
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Practice Planning (Powell + Muramatsu)
Replies: 2
Views: 2818

I have 3 flutes that I use for different reasons. My Brannen Brothers is my flute that I practice and perform on. My intermediate Yamaha I use in "dangerous" situations like band practice. And I use both that Yamaha and my student model Gemeinhardt for teaching around younger students who can be ver...
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Borne Carmen Fantasy
Replies: 2
Views: 3015

I have the Southern Music Company version edited by Ephross. It's seems fine. I purchased it so long ago though. Maybe you could ask Flute World which version is purchased most frequently. That should give you a good lead.

Sorry if this doesn't help much.
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: advice for a beginner buying simple flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

I have a student who plays Irish flute. Her's is wood (not bamboo) and in D. I didn't realize people make flutes out of PVC. I must say, if you are looking to produce a warm, mellow tone, you should go with a wood flute. Are these transverse flutes that you are looking at? I play a modern silver flu...
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking an All-State solo excerpt?
Replies: 3
Views: 3994

First, isn't your private teacher helping you decide on this? Now: all of your choices sound interesting. I love the Martinu and Burton. Chaminade has never been one of my favorites. (Though I really enjoy most of the other French pieces). Usually I would say that you should go with what you are mos...
by caitlin i
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is the YFL-471 good??
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

I had an intermediate Yamaha flute in high school. They are not bad flutes but there are better flutes out there for around the same price. Not sure if this helps.
by caitlin i
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Professional Flute
Replies: 11
Views: 7731

Brannen Brothers flutes are amazing. Why are you not considering one?
by caitlin i
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Senior Recital music Help!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5516

How about Hindemith's Acht Stucke. It's for solo flute. It should be quite accessible for a senior in high school. It's not very difficult or long. It's very different than everything else you have chosen.