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by JennyColville
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Fast High C Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 4396

Practice slowly and gradually increase the speed at which you play it. Also, play the sections you struggle with e.g. if it is the 3 highest notes in the run, practice JUST these three notes and slowly join them on to the rest on the run. It can also help to use different articulation to perfect thi...
by JennyColville
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Beginner.
Replies: 9
Views: 6608

As previously said, open hole flutes are considered harder to play by some and are generally picked up by more advanced players. However, if you start on an opened hole flute, your technique is secured in this area. I personally started on a closed hole flute as I was very young and my fingers barel...
by JennyColville
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6076

Yeah I have thought about busking before. I believe you have to gain permission off the local council/authority but that usually isn't a problem. I have also seen flautists playing on the streets before and it's really quite nice, especially at christmas. I'm a bit worried about taking my expensive ...
by JennyColville
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6076

Considering the entry fee, I wouldn't underestimate it either! However, my flute teacher felt unsure of whether I was readyt to take my diploma but I ended up getting a distinction so the examining style is perhaps different from Associated Board grades. It seems to be examined more on your passion ...
by JennyColville
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Solos with Accompaniment CD
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

The Paul Edmund-Davies Performing Edition on JS Bach Flute Sonatas (1) - BWV 1035 in E major - BWV 1034 in E minor - BWV 1030 in B minor It has a play along CD and loads of great pieces at many different levels; some fast, some slow. I love baroque so I would really recommend this! Also forgot to ad...
by JennyColville
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To slur or not to slur...
Replies: 7
Views: 4320

I also have been taught to alter articulation and adapt the music slightly. This is something I usually GAIN marks for as it shows that I am at a level where I can interpret music myself and add a personalised touch. Also, people 'feel' music in a different way and have different techniques (e.g. br...
by JennyColville
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6076

Wow thank you for all the replies! I am currently working towards my LRSM (which would be taken externally; as with all my exams!). A recital sounds perfect and this is something I have thought about before but it has never occured to me to 'advertise' myself. I would be happy to play voluntarily; s...
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

If your pad is missing I would definately get it replaced as it shouldn't be too expensive (especially if you can get it done locally). Is the pad still fixed properly? It may be an issue of cleaning the pad so it stops 'clicking'!
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's your practice routine?
Replies: 11
Views: 6781

I'm not the best person to reply to this as I am a very naughty player and my practice is very poor!! None the less, this is what I tend to do: 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 ...
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 59964

1) What group do you play for? I used to play in my school orchestra, foundation orchestra and wind band and then I briefly played in a youth orchestra. I have the time for none of these now! 2) What kind of flute do you play? Muramatsu EX. 3)What is your dream flute? All platinum Muramatsu! I love ...
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6076

Reaching a brick wall with my flute!

I have played the flute since I was 7 (for 14 years) and achieved a Diploma in Performance at the London College of Music last year. I love playing the flute very much and the sense of achievement it provides me with and I have worked very hard to reach the standard I now play at. The problem that I...
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: what factors affect your playing?
Replies: 5
Views: 4820

I have had similar experiences. Even now, after having played on a higher standard flute for 8 years, I have 'off days'. I find it can be a number of factors like if I'm tired, hungry, if my flute is clean and even my temperature can affect how well I play! However, after adapting to the instrument ...
by JennyColville
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

Hello!

Dear all, I just thought I would introduce myself to you guys before I start posting! My name is Jenny and I live in Cheshire, England. I have played the flute for 14 years (since I was 7) and achieved my Diploma in Performance at the London College of Music when I was 18. I have since been busy tra...