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by swestey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Re: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent

<t>We don't make things feel "threatening" in our band when we have the first flutes move in among the seconds. We only do that if someone specifically asks for help. When I first got back into flute playing six years ago, I had the first flute sit to my left a few times so that I could hear her rhy...
by swestey
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Re: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent

Thank you for your advice, pied_piper. I very much appreciate it. Yes, you are correct that this is a non-audition community band. We have lots of very experienced people who were music majors in college, former band directors, and everything in between that and people who are almost beginners. The ...
by swestey
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent

Hi...Just a quick question about tonguing quarter notes (or any note for that matter) that does not have a slur, accent mark, marcato, etc. I'm an adult and play in a community band. I played in high school. I've been playing again about 5 years...since I retired. When I learned flute in junior high...
by swestey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: what is a good intermediate flute brand?
Replies: 4
Views: 9551

Re: what is a good intermediate flute brand?

I purchased a Pearl 665 when I was ready for an intermediate flute. It's great, and the tone is beautiful. I can hit low C with no effort. I would recommend what I did before purchasing a flute. Ask the reputable dealer to order four of the same flute. They will do this right at a brick and mortar s...
by swestey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is There a Site Online Where You Can Input A Rhythm and Hear it Play Back How It Should Sound?
Replies: 1
Views: 2465

Is There a Site Online Where You Can Input A Rhythm and Hear it Play Back How It Should Sound?

I'm working on my rhythm skills...which has always been my biggest challenge. I recently heard of apps that you can download onto your smart phone. You can input the notes for a specific rhythm, tempo, and time signature. It will then play back the way it should sound. I'm wondering...is there such ...
by swestey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tone and...muscle tone
Replies: 1
Views: 6703

Re: Tone and...muscle tone

I can tell you that I first started out on flute in the 7th grade. I really wanted to improve my tone quality, so during the summer between 7th and 8th grade I decided to really work at it. I would place my mouth into the flute embouchure and quickly blow out like I was playing a staccato note. I re...
by swestey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Re: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia

Thank you, pied_piper. I'm also trying some physical therapy to strengthen my embouchure. Weird condition!
by swestey
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Anyone Ever Hear of Musician's Focal Dystonia

I'm a flutist who has been diagnosed by a neurologist with musician's (or focal) dystonia. I have been playing for over 15 years, but all of a sudden my embouchure has started going berserk when playing the middle octave. I read a little bit about this online, but there isn't much information availa...