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by ChordMelody
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is wrong with my mouthpiece?
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: What is wrong with my mouthpiece?

You've got Tarnish! It is not uncommon that certain people's skin oils or makeup will cause this reaction. Get some silver polish, (Wright's Silver Cream is available in a lot of places) Apply and wipe off. Use on the headjoint only please. Oh! Thanks a lot! I was sure it was along those lines. Wha...
by ChordMelody
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is wrong with my mouthpiece?
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

What is wrong with my mouthpiece?

Hey guys, I'm just playing on a really cheapo flute. I don't know what model it is but... it says Alpine on the case. Anyways... I lent this flute to my friend as I was busy with other things. When she gave it back this happened to the mouth piece. It doesn't affect the sound or anything or feel, bu...
by ChordMelody
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27718

Re: Self Learning?

I guess you gotta pay to be good haha. Not really. The issue is not the money, but the environment and defending yourself against pitfalls. I also started out play flute self taught. Music theory wise, and reading wise I was fine. However, technique wise, and tone wise, I kept running into brick wa...
by ChordMelody
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27718

Re: Self Learning?

I started out learning by myself. I got the Trevor Wye books, and a couple of the Rubank books (don't like these at all). I "progressed" pretty well on my own. Yet, when I finally found a teacher I liked and tried what he said ... well it took a few months to unlearn and relearn things. Learning on...
by ChordMelody
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27718

Self Learning?

Hey guys, I'm currently learning flute by myself, I have some flute studies that I need to do, but other than that there's no real specific method.

What kinds of things can't I learn? or would be hard to learn when learning by yourself?

Like a specific technique? or something?

Thanks :D!
by ChordMelody
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Getting back to playing flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: Getting back to playing flute?

Thanks for the reply. I guess just playing by my self at home would be good. I really want to be good enough to play in a band though. I'm planning on picking up the violin as well, might compliment the guitar playing. Does anyone have any suggestion for books on flute playing?
by ChordMelody
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Getting back to playing flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Getting back to playing flute?

I never went to an advanced level with my flute playing, and when I went to high school I switched over to playing bass in the school band. I still have a flute sitting in my house, all the flute players are really good, and if I switch back now I won't be as good as them. Do you guys think it's pos...