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by stewyflute13
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Boston area teacher?
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Great! I studied with Linda Toote a little this summer, and she is indeed a marvelous person. I'm so glad she was able to help you so much!

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by stewyflute13
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Boston area teacher?
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

I don't know about New Hampshire, but Boston is like a flute mecca. The question is who's not a good flute teacher there. However, I don't really know how easy it would be to study with the great teachers there. They are really some of the best in the world. Just to drop a few names, Paula Robison, ...
by stewyflute13
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: National Flute Association Convention- Anaheim
Replies: 12
Views: 4046

All, I am not now able to attend the convention anymore, either. I spent a month studying with Amy Porter, Bonnie Boyd, Linda Toote, and many others and have had my share of flute events/ classes for the summer. I have also decided to move into my new house that same weekend. If you are hesitant abo...
by stewyflute13
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Cadenzas
Replies: 8
Views: 4185

Btw, i became so confident in this solo that I decided I would play it at a masterclass the very next day (I am at a summer music program right now) The teacher, a principal flutist in a major orchestra, asked the question "how can we go about achieving such a difficult phrase such as in this excerp...
by stewyflute13
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Cadenzas
Replies: 8
Views: 4185

Totally agree. Breaks give us the freshness we need to play well. I think breaks are especially valuable for 'mental blocks' and breathing phrases that seem to last forever. For example, I couldn't seem to play the Mendelssohn Scherzo from a midsummer night's dream solo 2 yrs ago and then just picke...
by stewyflute13
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with F# above the staff
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

I don't know if this will help, but try to think about staying 'open' and not getting pinched on notes such as those. Also try not to force it or blow too hard (rather try to imagine you are blowing out a candle) and DEFINITELY support as c_otter said. For ways to help achieve these goals, try to im...
by stewyflute13
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: National Flute Association Convention- Anaheim
Replies: 12
Views: 4046

I may be interested. Have you been to one of these conventions before? If so, could you tell me if it would really hinder my opportunities to take advantage of the convention as much as possible if I stay with friends who may be 20 min. away? Would that be un-doable at the NFA convention? Here's my ...
by stewyflute13
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Talent vs. Hard Work
Replies: 8
Views: 3079

As sad as it is, I agree- I think talent does exist. And is an important part of playing well. However, the one common string we all have is that everyone has strengths AND weaknesses. I am talented in my ability to express myself musically, I have a very strong sense of rhythm (a strength), but a v...
by stewyflute13
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My Recital
Replies: 45
Views: 13475

Fluteguy, I was going to write you a PM but it says that private messages have been disabled on this board. Anyways, from reading your posts/ website, I have a pretty good idea about who at least one of these people is (since you talk about them a lot). I just wanted to give you my two cents. A girl...
by stewyflute13
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Thanks so much! It is very appreciated. I am grateful for your comments :D

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by stewyflute13
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

wow, thanks so much! Appreciate it :D
by stewyflute13
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

you know what, no one has quite put it like that, i think i will try that out today in my practice. simply supporting more and not being so forceful/ using less air will most likely help my overall sound and ease especially in the high register. Thanks for the advice! :)
by stewyflute13
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Thanks for your kind comments! I appreciate them a lot :D
by stewyflute13
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Mozart concerto in G - second movement
Replies: 4
Views: 4204

That's similar to the sonata form of each individual movement of a classical concerto. You start off with a statement IN the key, then develop in to a more complex harmonic structure, and then return the original key, ending on a resounding tonic. Perhaps the change in key in the middle movement was...
by stewyflute13
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

My recordings

Hey everyone, I was wondering if you could check out my recordings at https://portfolio.du.edu/pc/port?portfolio=astewa57 and tell me what you think. I just finished my first year as a music major and I think I have improved a lot, but would love to hear from everyone about what they think! Thanks s...