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by numptie
Sat May 28, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: JS Bach Bourree
Replies: 11
Views: 7409

Re: JS Bach Bourree

Nice to hear you've got this far!

I'm about the same standard too - I play really slowly but I've only been playing for <1 year really.

what are you going to tackle next? :)
by numptie
Sat May 28, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: New alto flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 5921

Re: New alto flute!

Very nice!

I bet you're overjoyed!
by numptie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pain in right hand...
Replies: 7
Views: 9710

Re: Pain in right hand...

I started playing my flute again about 6 weeks ago after having quit for three years. At first, when I practiced there was just a dull ache in my wrists and hands, which I figured resulted from me not playing for three years. Lately, though, I've been suffering from sharper pain in my right hand, e...
by numptie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: new flute from Poland
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: new flute from Poland

Beautiful work Grzegorz. I see Elzbieta has added a testimonial to your flute making. She is such a wonderful artist! Can you say if any of your flutes can accept standard C concert flute fingering? I do like transverse flutes best. I've never understood how front-flute players can read their music ...
by numptie
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: 21st Century Flute Concertos
Replies: 9
Views: 8289

Re: Re:

I would say that Katherine Hoover's Kokopelli (2001) and Winter Spirits (1997) are well on their way to becoming solo flute works as well. Really beautiful works. I'm not good with dates but maybe some of these come close to your contemporary bracket. Sariaaho's 'Laconisme de l'aile' http://www.you...
by numptie
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Differences of Key in flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 10742

Re: Differences of Key in flutes

Hi there, I'm learning by myself too. It's really good fun when you have a proper working flute! The Dizi flutes are really really beautiful. I think the tone from a $50 Dizi flute is way better than my $400 silver plated one. You don't need to know much theory to play a dizi flute - you can work ou...
by numptie
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Student Di Zhao, Jupiter, T. James, Pearl or Gemmie?
Replies: 14
Views: 10653

I only know the Trevor James ones. the TJ student model you mention is worth its weight in silver plated nickel! It has a beautiful sweet tone. However for that price, you might be able to get a Cantabile which is far nicer. I'd like a Virtuoso open hole one. I feel ready now that I have mastered se...
by numptie
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 13719

Thanks for the encouragement Arlee. I've already had a flute teacher: there are only about 3 where I live, and I've phoned all of them. Only 1 of them was available and I had a lesson from him. It was a complete waste of $50 (or about 32 UK pounds). I've realised, that despite all my numptiness and ...
by numptie
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 13719

Some thoughts for Numptie: When you are playing quietly the main thing to make sure of is you are really supporting the air. Also I learned a great technique in a master class for projecting your sound but making it quiet (think of it like when actor do stage whispers). While you are playing kind o...
by numptie
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Piercings
Replies: 16
Views: 22394

i am new here, and i was looking into getting some type of lip piercing.
What's wrong with clip ons?

Clearly I'm not into self-mutilation :D

Are looks more important than sounds?
:)
by numptie
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 10889

Cool! Let us know how you get on. I was blowing first octave perfectly. Then I started doing second octave and I was less perfect. Then I started third octave and it all crumbled apart. Btw - here is a list of the ABRSM repertoire if you are interested in using it as a set of personal goals. http://...
by numptie
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 10889

I find diaphragm attack doesn't come naturally to me, unless I am suddenly descending from the second octave and have a low C. All my Trevor Wye exercises are great when I'm practising, but then like you say, me too - I forget to import them into regular playing lol. I'm stuck mostly at point 6). I ...
by numptie
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The "split-E"
Replies: 12
Views: 4144

All good things about split-E keys so far. I guess the rest of us who don't have it, don't know what we're missing! Thanks for the input everyone. Does a split-E mechanism offer any help at all for intonation in the transition point between the second octave E on the top staff space, from the D in t...
by numptie
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 10889

I'm still working on my embouchure. I generally get a good one, but there is this elusive one that improves my tone exponentially, but I can't seem to figure where it is - I usually just happen on it by accident. Oh and my teacher seems to know where it is. He'll make minor adjustments and BAM I go...
by numptie
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello from Plano
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Hi there and welcome.

I can't say I've been reading very long. In fact I've just been playing the flute for a few weeks really.

Welcome anyhoooo!