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by c_otter
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave on the Piccolo! HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 4424

Re: 3rd Octave on the Piccolo! HELP!

Close the 2nd and 3rd right hand keys. This will make the Ab easier to play (and lower the pitch slightly.)
by c_otter
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa headjoints
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

by c_otter
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Alternate Fingerings
Replies: 4
Views: 2777

Here's a link to the online charts I like. I have no idea how well they print.
http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/
by c_otter
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need piccolo part - Color by Bob Margolis
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Thanks for the suggestions. They actually found a copy of the part. Given that time is my biggest limitation, I found the transcription suggestion interesting.
by c_otter
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: First note trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5083

Hi Missy, A few deep, slow breaths can help. I've also come to accept that it is completely ok to mess up, as this is just a hobby for me and not a profession. In fact, if I mess up, I'm going to do so in grand style. This happens the most frequently when sight reading and I enter at the wrong time,...
by c_otter
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need piccolo part - Color by Bob Margolis
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Thanks Classitar. I've seen the score our director has. I'm looking for the pic part so I don't have to enlarge and literally cut and past to end with a part that's readable. I find the note sizes in score just too small to read.
by c_otter
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need piccolo part - Color by Bob Margolis
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Need piccolo part - Color by Bob Margolis

Hi,

We're playing Color by Bob Margolis. The piccolo part is amazing, but unfortunately, the band's copy has been misplaced. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the part?

Thank!
by c_otter
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The "split-E"
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

I've never had one on my flute and don't have a problem with E3. My piccolo has one.

My trick (when needed) for E3 is to lift the RH pinky. The E3 is easier to play and slightly flatter (more in tune for me). This fingering makes it much easier to shift between E3 and A3.
by c_otter
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A - C Fingering
Replies: 3
Views: 2917

I find the following fingering charts helpful:
http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/
by c_otter
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with F# above the staff
Replies: 5
Views: 3523

Also, make sure you are not use the Thumb Bb key. That key will kill the high F#.
by c_otter
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Interpretations
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

I think there is value in both. Who is your audience? What are you trying to do? Playing it as the composer intended: Being able to play it as the composer intended is a very good skill to have and is essential if going the university/classical performer route. Play what the composer intended if you...
by c_otter
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My Recital
Replies: 45
Views: 16927

Fluteguy, Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Do remember the guy who had previously recommended that you audition for Juilliard to keep things in perspective. Also, someone had to select you to play for the workshop. Is that person a complete idiot? I don't think so. One thing that could make ...
by c_otter
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 10,000 hours
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Well, if you practice every day (allowing 2 weeks off per year), it takes:

9.5 years with 3 hours/day
7.1 years with 4 hours/day
5.7 years with 5 hours/day
4.8 years with 6 hours/day

So the 10,000 hours doesn't look that unreasonable. Keeping in mind that talent and quality of practice matter.
by c_otter
Fri May 28, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Deford piccolo...need advice quick!
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

From a brief online search, it looks like Emerson Deford left Emerson, and has now started Deford flutes. So it looks like there could be potential, and it's definitely better than a no-name Chinese flute. So if the price is right it could be a good deal, but I have no personal experience with these...
by c_otter
Thu May 06, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 18831

The C# trill is worth it just for the ease of doing the G3 to A3 trill. Every thing else is bonus.