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by Treemotan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Need Help, 2 physical problems while playing
Replies: 8
Views: 5611

Re: Need Help, 2 physical problems while playing

Rather late reply, but in regards to the black chin: Sometimes it's not your skin reacting, but rather any cosmetics you may be wearing on your face. Powder foundation in particular tends to cause this.
by Treemotan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New here, help with tone!
Replies: 10
Views: 4221

Re: New here, help with tone!

I too used to have issues with my tone. One contributing factor was, indeed, my old flute. I'd have it looked at and maintained fairly regularly. Depending on how old it is and how long since it's last been taken in for maintenance or repairs, you could have several things contributing to tone deter...
by Treemotan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: C# Trill Key?
Replies: 12
Views: 11597

Re: C# Trill Key?

To me, the C# trill key is something that's nice to have, but not necessarily vital. Like sprinkles on ice cream. Certainly, they add to it, but you can just as easily enjoy your ice cream without them. It definitely makes several trills easier and can help with the tone on some of the ickier notes,...
by Treemotan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Trouble playing in cold climates.
Replies: 2
Views: 4614

Re: Trouble playing in cold climates.

I live in Ohio right up by the lake, so boy can I sympathize! FluteMonkey pretty much covered most of what you can do already, though I do have a few other suggestions due to having to deal with it a lot as a player in a competitive marching band. Blowing warm air through the instrument when you can...
by Treemotan
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: what to buy
Replies: 3
Views: 3182

Re: what to buy

Oi, I know your pain! Finding a good, high-end flute can be a rather confusing ordeal, mainly because of all of the different brands and options! Really, though, it all boils down to the player and what's most comfortable for them. In general, the more silver there is, the better the tone. In partic...