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by sherbert789
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Upgrading Headjoint
Replies: 1
Views: 1963

Upgrading Headjoint

I am a college flute student (a music minor at a school that has a tremendous music department) playing on a Sankyo Silver Sonic flute that I bought at the beginning of my junior year in high school. It's in excellent playing condition (just had a COA) and I generally consider it to be a pretty good...
by sherbert789
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What pieces are you learning?
Replies: 53
Views: 31381

Burton Sonatina, Doppler Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, and Telemann Fantasy in d minor. I like all of them.
by sherbert789
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dizziness
Replies: 11
Views: 15704

When I was younger, I used to get so nervous playing for other people in ensemble settings...even if they were my friends. I used to get myself so worked up for solos that I would feel the exact same way you describe. Are you sure it's not just nerves? How comfortable are you playing for others?
by sherbert789
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter vs. Gemeinhardt
Replies: 14
Views: 11047

I think you're right fluteguy. I bought a Yamah-62 piccolo from Flute World about a year ago...and they did all of that. But, I had already pretty much made up my mind that this was the piccolo I wanted, so it was the only piccolo that I took out (mainly because I had played on one before and loved ...
by sherbert789
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Interlochen Summer Music Program
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Haha, it's a little bit late now. I ended up getting wait-listed this year. I'm going to stay on the wait-list for a little bit before I find something else to do this summer. It seems like a great place, though!
by sherbert789
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 3614

Piano

Hey, I was recently accepted to Ithaca College for Music Ed. I have pretty much decided that this is where I am going to go next year. For all the music ed majors here (Ithaca or not)...how much piano skill would you recommend having to begin your freshman year? I'm not completely helpless when it c...
by sherbert789
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trill Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

Trill Question

For Pennsylvania's All-State Wind Ensemble music this year, we're playing the Barber Commando March, which is awesome . . . but pretty difficult. Does anyone know of a really fantastic way to trill high Bb to high C? It's a sustained trill, and I've been fingering it using the F#3 with the thumb Bb ...
by sherbert789
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Finally... a new flute.
Replies: 24
Views: 15159

Looks like a beautiful flute! I have the same piccolo as you, it's fantastic for the price. Enjoy your wonderful new instrument!
by sherbert789
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice time
Replies: 11
Views: 7373

I never practice for longer than 30 minutes at once....unless it's really, really urgent. I lose focus after that amount of time, so there is no point. I just spread my practice time over the entire day.
by sherbert789
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 57495

I have a C# trill on my Sankyo Silver Sonic, and I wouldn't exactly call my flute top of the line, but it's definitely a solid instrument that I love. C# trill keys are amazing, I couldn't live without mine!
by sherbert789
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Interlochen Summer Music Program
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Interlochen Summer Music Program

I was just wondering if any high schoolers had auditioned for the summer wind ensemble and orchestra program at Interlochen, or if anyone else had any experience with this. I'm starting my search for a summer program for this year, and this one seems pretty solid. Any info. on exactly how selective ...
by sherbert789
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: sky scraper C
Replies: 13
Views: 8681

Flutepicc06, where do you study?
by sherbert789
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: what is you biggest struggle?
Replies: 15
Views: 10671

I think my biggest struggle is getting myself to stand up and get my flute out. Once I get it out and start playing everything is great, but sometimes it's hard to just get myself going!
by sherbert789
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 23580

We all have such wonderful stories!

Fluteguy18, wow. Was it a financial situation or travel distance that stopped you from taking lessons for so long? Anyways, congrats for your accomplishments!! Where do you study now?
by sherbert789
Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 23580

Don't worry about me and preparation! I've been working on my program for auditions (Martin Ballade, Duvernoy Concertino, Bach b Minor Sonata, Mozart D, and excerpts) since the summer (hours a day!). Thanks for your positive wishes!! :D