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by accidentaltourist
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Emmanuel Pahud FREE Concert!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Emmanuel Pahud FREE Concert!!!

Too good not to be shared: FREE entrance to the Berliner Philharmoniker season opening concert this Friday! First flute of course is Emmanuel Pahud. On the program: Mahler #7. http://www.db.com/index_e.htm The bankers are trying to remind us to stop bashing them, as they do some good stuff from time...
by accidentaltourist
Sat May 21, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Keys and Intonation
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Keys and Intonation

Two questions that don't seem to fit in any section so I decided to put in General... Why is E-flat major such a popular key for composers (esp. classical) to write for wind instruments? :roll: I was told once that it is because Eb best avoids intonation problems, but I remain unconvinced. Any more ...
by accidentaltourist
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 81372

Accidentaltourist, what a shame! I really love her sound. Maybe the circular breathing does change her sound, I didn't think of it like that, I have never perceived it to be so. I thought that was just how she sounded, and I like that sound. Oh well. lianeandflute: no worry. As I said in a previous...
by accidentaltourist
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 81372

Re: Circular breathing / blowing?

But then she serves also as a best example of why Debost said "don't bother learning circular breathing / blowing, as the flute doesn't sound the same under this technique"... :roll: what do you mean about the circular breathing note sounding the same? What I meant is, between someone playing the f...
by accidentaltourist
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 81372

Circular breathing / blowing?

These two have already been mentioned but: Sharon Bezaly Alexandra Grot These are the two I am listening to religiously at the moment. Of course I love a lot of other flute players, but apart from the obvious ones (Rampal, Moyse, etc) I can't even remember their names right now because I am SO into...
by accidentaltourist
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Correct fingering for C2 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3170

Interesting thought... As a simple experiment, have you checked with a tuner for pitch accuracy for the alternative fingerings? i would be interested to know the answer! Technically the flute can be played with not only the 2nd harmonics but also above with 1st octave fingerings, similar to brass in...
by accidentaltourist
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 81372

Sacha Grot

Hey many thanks for the suggestions! Now I have listening materials over the summer holiday! Heard Alexandra Grot's Bach partita on youtube once before. While I was truly impressed by her technical facility, I had found her sound too "brassy" for Bach (Personally I prefer a more "fragile" flute soun...
by accidentaltourist
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Cirqular Breathing...
Replies: 13
Views: 10586

Circular blowing

Don't bother learning it. I have only ever met 1 flutist who knows how to circular breathe, and he is a graduate student from Brazil that I recently met at a Flute Festival. He then used it in a masterclass hosted by Michel Debost, and Debost really lit into him about it. Nice summary. Debost in hi...
by accidentaltourist
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Shortness of Breath (Please Help!!!)
Replies: 8
Views: 5371

As an adult "crash course" beginner, here are my two cents: - use your breath efficiently: goes side by side with your embouchure, get a good teacher asap. Helps not only with long phrases but also you will hear the difference in your tones very quickly... :roll: - buy a copy of Michel Debost's book...
by accidentaltourist
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 11380

Hey, a great many thanks for the insights! Bad news: the shop I visited in Hong kong were doing a promotion on their Miyazawas last month. And I have missed the sales (sob...). For the last two Miyazawas that are left behind, they simply cannot be compared to the one I tried a few months back. Eithe...
by accidentaltourist
Sat May 29, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 81372

To each his Dulcinea

When I was young, I was a #1 fan of Rampal. As one American critic put it when he was still alive: there are all the flautists and then there is Rampal... Not sure if you have listened to his recording of Vivaldi's 4 seasons - I preferred his interpretation to any of the violin version of the work! ...
by accidentaltourist
Sat May 29, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 11380

Miyazawa flutes

Would appreciate to have some expert view on the subject. I am an adult "crash-course" beginner (taking advantage of the current economic downtime without a job) to try to advance quickly on the flute. So far my progress has not been bad on my Yamaha 381, but I have been tempted - wrongfully perhaps...