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by coda22
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: CLeaning sterling silver flute with alcohol?
Replies: 36
Views: 49066

I'm not sure about cleaning flutes, but have you tried anything to try and stop your hands sweating? Antiperspirants containing Aluminium Chloride work well (Driclor is the brand name in the UK, I don't know if there is something similar in the US). There are various other treatments which can be ve...
by coda22
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Articulation problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

Thanks for the advice, folks. I suspect the main problem is that I don't have the diaphragm control yet. Oh, well, guess it's back to practising again. The suggestions of playing scales using just the diaphragm with no tonguing sounds very useful.

Thanks.
Coda22
by coda22
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Articulation problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

Articulation problems

Hello all, I'd really value some advice. I've been playing flute for just over a year (having previously played as a teenager). I'm really struggling with articulation, and my teacher has got me completely confused. When playing staccato, do you chop the end of the note off with your tongue (making ...