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by JasonTongRulz
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Help me! Performance soon!
Replies: 3
Views: 3389

Help me! Performance soon!

Hello everyone! On June 22nd, I'm performing Syrinx by Debussy in the Sydney Town Hall to an audience of about over 2,000... I have two concerns here: 1. I worry that my sound won't fill the entire hall... It is really large and I'm not sure if my sound can project that much! Particularly the low re...
by JasonTongRulz
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Replies: 4
Views: 9383

Re: Earth by Takatsugu Muramatsu

OH MY GOD, I HAVE WANTED THIS PIECE FOR AGES.

Too bad I don't have the money :(
by JasonTongRulz
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Please help me! URGENT!
Replies: 4
Views: 4744

Please help me! URGENT!

Next week, I'm playing for the new students at our school, for the instrument demonstrations. (I'm at an all-boys school) There are only about 7 flute players in the entire school and I'm hoping to change this (Stacks and stacks of trumpets, clarinets and saxes), and we're all each playing short sol...
by JasonTongRulz
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help me with my tone!
Replies: 5
Views: 3662

Re: Help me with my tone!

Thanks, my E's and F's sound a lot more stronger when I push my bottom lip forward! I guess it's because I'm trying to progress too quickly.. I've only been playing for about 6 months but I'm around Grade 5 or 6 standard... I'm working towards the grading but I'm rushing everything too quickly :P I ...
by JasonTongRulz
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help me with my tone!
Replies: 5
Views: 3662

Re: Help me with my tone!

I do have a teacher :P But she thinks it's not extremely bad and that I'm just being fussy.. regardless, I'd still like to work on it! (It's not extremely airy, only slightly). It's only these notes and not the others ones that are slightly airy. Thank you for your tip about the embouchure hole! To ...
by JasonTongRulz
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help me with my tone!
Replies: 5
Views: 3662

Help me with my tone!

My tone is developing nicely mostly... but I have a complaint.. I find the middle register D, Eb, E, F and F# are too airy for my liking... How can I make these notes less airy? I know it's because the tube/air column is longer but I'm not sure of a good way to fix it.. I've experimented with embouc...
by JasonTongRulz
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips
Replies: 9
Views: 6934

Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

I've noticed whenever I pick at my lips my tone goes bad for a day or two... Is this a coincidence or is it because I peel off some of the dry skin? If so, how can I stop myself from picking at my lips? Please share your dry lip stories and advice! Also, if this helps, I have a teardrop lip but use ...
by JasonTongRulz
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Has anyone tried this brand of Chinese Flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 2255

Has anyone tried this brand of Chinese Flute?

Yes I know, it's one of those Cheap Chinese Flutes on eBay but I don't plan on using this as my main instrument, or not even a back-up! I want it just for fun or I guess, a back-up of a back-up :) But because it's a Back-Up of a Back-Up I don't want to spend much on it, no more than $300 especially ...
by JasonTongRulz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: A few Mozart problems!
Replies: 4
Views: 3649

Re: A few Mozart problems!

It's nothing special really :/ I'm just playing with my School's Orchestra.. But it's gonna be at the Sydney Recital Hall :P The one that the Sydney Symphony sometimes plays in so that will be nice :D My teacher wants me to be able to play the whole thing Pianissimo so we can work on dynamics from t...
by JasonTongRulz
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: A few Mozart problems!
Replies: 4
Views: 3649

Re: A few Mozart problems!

Yes very soon, in about 4 months time.. the Andante in C however. No the Flute Concerto in D...
by JasonTongRulz
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: A few Mozart problems!
Replies: 4
Views: 3649

A few Mozart problems!

Mozart Flute Concerto in D Major : I have trouble in sustaining the High D... I can only make it last a max of around 2 and a half bars... It's really hard for me to hold it! Please help me! Mozart Andante in C Major : How would one interpret this piece? I've been playing it on a principle of "Stro...
by JasonTongRulz
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Please recommend me some Beautiful Flute Concertos!
Replies: 8
Views: 9714

Re: Please recommend me some Beautiful Flute Concertos!

Wow! Thank you so much for all your Recommendations! @fluteguy18 I love the Chaminade! Yes I've listened to the Ibert Concerto! I liked it but not as much as I liked Mozart though! I love Prokofiev's Sonata! Especially the 4th movement! I'll try and find a recording of Jennifer Higdon as well as Kat...
by JasonTongRulz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Please recommend me some Beautiful Flute Concertos!
Replies: 8
Views: 9714

Please recommend me some Beautiful Flute Concertos!

This is not for playing purposes, this is for listening purposes and possibly if I like it, playing purposes! This is because I've listened to Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto in C, Mozart's Flute Concerto in D and G, Mozart's Andante in C, his Rondo in D, Nielsen's Flute Concerto, Carl Reinecke's F...
by JasonTongRulz
Fri May 20, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Please help ne with my Tonguing!
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

Please help ne with my Tonguing!

I have a moderately nice tone.. I have a resonant vibrato and my tone is clear but what is really bothering me is that.. I hate my tonguing. It's not that my tonguing is muffled or unclear.. Quite the opposite.. My tonguing is too loud! I try to Tongue lightly but this only works for the low notes b...
by JasonTongRulz
Fri May 20, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: AMEB (Australian) Flute Exam coming up! HELP ME!
Replies: 12
Views: 8760

Re: AMEB (Australian) Flute Exam coming up! HELP ME!

Actually.. The examiner did o.O She said if I sorted out my General Knowledge she would "without doubt have given me an A+"... WAAH I should prepare more for General Knowledge next time.. I want to grade to 5th grade at least if not 6th :O But what do I have to do for 4th? :O Where can I listen to t...