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by Arianna
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I need a professional flute. Tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 7282

I live in Georgia and actually drove up to JL Smith. It was well worth it. I tried way more then I would have been able to had they shipped them to me.
by Arianna
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Bach Flute Sonatas
Replies: 16
Views: 10147

I think(this is remembering a while back) when I worked on them my teacher ranked them in this order: E Major (easiest) C Major Eb Major A Major E minor B minor and the A minor Partita about the same We never worked on the G minor in lessons, but I have worked on it some and it doesn't seem difficul...
by Arianna
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 11002

You may want to wait until they can get in more options. Most stores will try to get in extras or more selection if asked. Don't rush into this...you will most likely be with this flute for a while. Personally, I love Sankyo's too...I played on one for 10 years and still have it. One of my students ...
by Arianna
Sun May 30, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 11002

I agree to try different headjoints. I also loved the sweet tone on those flutes. It was very different then any other flutes I had tried. Also, with nicer flutes you have a period of adjustment to it. So, I think you have to try several different flutes, and then realize that you will need time to ...
by Arianna
Fri May 28, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Deford piccolo...need advice quick!
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

Deford piccolo...need advice quick!

Hey, I have a student looking to buy a piccolo and has come across a used Deford piccolo. I know NOTHING about this brand and cannot find much online. Does anyone know anything??? It is wooden and she thinks they said it is handmade. But, I am scared to recommend something I know nothing about. I am...
by Arianna
Sun May 23, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help finding a new flute
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Try more then just Pearls and Yamahas. Not that there is anything wrong with them, just broaden your 'choices' to anything you can get your hands on to try in your price range. Take time...be patient...and have people listen to you. Happy hunting!
by Arianna
Fri May 07, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 15898

I had a C# Trill added to my Haynes back in 1998 and love it as well. I also just ordered a new Brannen flute with a C# Trill too. According to an email I received from Brannen: The approximate weight of the C# Trill option would add .700ozt to the total weight of the flute ... we're talking 7/10 o...
by Arianna
Thu May 06, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 15898

I just opted to get the C# trill on my Powell when I upgraded last summer. I love it (and hate when I have to use my old Sankyo that doesn't have one). It helps with many different trills. Best one, the high G-A which is a PAIN without it. Here are two sites I looked at when deciding if I wanted it:...
by Arianna
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Raising money to get a student a flute...ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Well...scholarships are great...but she needs to pay for tuition. I don't think she is going to get much help from the parents. She is in a big family. She has been applying for scholarships. There are just sooooo many people out there. I don't know. She is going to get a job. But, come on, making m...
by Arianna
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Raising money to get a student a flute...ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Raising money to get a student a flute...ideas?

Hey, I am teaching a very gifted student right now, but her family cannot afford to buy her a flute. She is using a school instrument now, but I wonder what will happen when she graduates. I was thinking about trying to do some sort of benefit concert or something. Any ideas? Has anyone ever tried a...
by Arianna
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Pedagogy
Replies: 9
Views: 7735

Great! A teacher can help you so much more then we can via internet! Wonderful! Several of the books mentioned (Taffanel and Gaubert, the Wye series, Moyse books...) can be used at such a variety of levels. I have been playing 20ish years and have a performance degree and still use them...I probably...
by Arianna
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Pedagogy
Replies: 9
Views: 7735

Ok, maybe I am not thinking of the correct Beginner Books by Wye, but I don't see those preparing you enough to jump into Anderson, Altes, and Melodious and Progressive Studies. I know in Beginner Book 2 you get harder keys and rhythms, but they are still very short pieces and not near as technicall...
by Arianna
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute repertoire
Replies: 2
Views: 2248

Good suggestions...along with that, how about moving through the Bach Sonatas. In college I did an in depth study on them (even though I had 'played' many of them in HS) and it was wonderful. I still love working on them today. I would save the e minor, b minor and partita for later in your Bach exp...
by Arianna
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I need a professional flute. Tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 7282

Ok, I am a Georgian, so here we go: Carere Music: Doraville (carries many good flutes...Talk to Jeanne) Whipkeys Music: Marietta (carries mainly Powells, although I think they have others) Music and Arts (should have Yamahas, maybe Sonares, Amadeaus...) Also, dependent on the level you are looking f...
by Arianna
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: keeping piccolo warm?
Replies: 10
Views: 6287

Ok, depending on 'how you position it, I see what you mean. How do you do any more damage to it putting it 'gently' between crossed legs (girly way of crossing) then under the armpit? I am not seeing a difference...you must be gentle either way. And, how do you propose putting a piccolo under your a...