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by evrmre
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Fingering for the first D off of the staff?
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Fingering for the first D off of the staff?

It also depends on the flute, as to how different it sounds. Some flutes will go off pitch (flat is likely) with the fingering you're suggesting, while some will be little different. If you change flutes, this might cause issues for you at that point. aside from that, overblowing to get a straight n...
by evrmre
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth for Flute and Piano
Replies: 26
Views: 12959

Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

I'm biased, so I'd say yes, but it really depends on how many of the pieces you already have music for, and what sort of stuff you're wanting. So far, I've picked up four of the pieces that I didn't know previously, and am still looking at a few more.

Earth was just the one I liked the most :)
by evrmre
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practise Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 3026

Re: Practise Routine

I think it might be a good idea to make sure you've got some time somewhere in your schedule for you to play things just for fun. For me these are my warm ups. While I still play my harmonics and various tone exercises I also thoroughly enjoy playing old jazz ballads and things of that sort (Nature...
by evrmre
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 2013 Virtual Flute Choir
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: 2013 Virtual Flute Choir

The 2013 Virtual Flute Choir is accepting submissions. The deadline is August 1, 2013, so you only have a few days left. I just finished my submission. http://www.virtualflutechoir.com/ If you are not familiar with this, you download the part (or parts) that you wish to play, make a video of yourse...
by evrmre
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21161

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

[ evmre wrote: :P A bias is only an embarrassment when it is not fully justified. For example, I'm extremely biased towards getting an EX 111 as my next flute... And while not as light to play as the Yam's, the Gemeinhardts have a resonance the Yam's just never had.] if we are on the same page abou...
by evrmre
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21161

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

About 5 years ago, I found an Artley 0-18 at a rummage sale for $40. I played the clarinet in school, but I was always a frustrated flute player. I bought the rummage-sale flute, got some Basic Elements books and proceeded to teach myself. What I didn't realize was that some of my problems playing ...
by evrmre
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Piccolo seriously sharp
Replies: 7
Views: 5745

Re: Piccolo seriously sharp

Perhaps have a look at this thread/article. The first reply might be of use to you...

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Flute-2059/2 ... tuning.htm

Seems that cork position is a little strange on piccolos, from what is said. (So speaks a flute player who has never held a piccolo ;D)
by evrmre
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: B flat, flat?
Replies: 2
Views: 4627

Re: B flat, flat?

From the perspective of music theory double flats and double sharps are enharmonic to the semi-tone above or below. So yes, you should be playing A natural. The only reason it was notated as a double accidental is to satisfy the spellings of the chord structure in the passage. Many thanks. My theor...
by evrmre
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: B flat, flat?
Replies: 2
Views: 4627

B flat, flat?

I was recently playing around with Sicilienne by Faure, and noticed a note (B) with two flat signs in front of it (bb). While I am aware that on a piano, this would be played as A, I tried experimenting to see if I could flatten the B flat, which I achieved by adding the G key to the B flat. The res...
by evrmre
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21161

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

I swapped between the F100 and a gemeinhardt 2esp, finally staying with the 2esp because of the tone. My current flute is also a gemeinhardt, but that is now in danger of being ousted by the EX3 (muramatsu), which I made the mistake of trying. My bad... haW! Do you mean to tell me that the Gem was ...
by evrmre
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 21161

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

I swapped between the F100 and a gemeinhardt 2esp, finally staying with the 2esp because of the tone. My current flute is also a gemeinhardt, but that is now in danger of being ousted by the EX3 (muramatsu), which I made the mistake of trying. My bad...
by evrmre
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth for Flute and Piano
Replies: 26
Views: 12959

Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

Good luck ;) . I got the collection via Rakutan, and the shipping was a little steep, but it's been priceless since.

Any word on that CD recording yet flutego12? It's definitely winter... :roll: Heard any release dates?
by evrmre
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: UPGRADING FLUTE- DIFFERENT FLUTE BRANDS
Replies: 10
Views: 10226

Re: UPGRADING FLUTE- DIFFERENT FLUTE BRANDS

About all I can offer is that I've tried the EX, and fell in love. Sweetest sound and easiest playing flute I've ever picked up, right through the whole range. I've not tried the Sonare, so I just can't compare. They only had Azumi, Pearl, and Altus in store at the time (None came even close). Havin...
by evrmre
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My flute sounds airy?
Replies: 3
Views: 2947

Re: My flute sounds airy?

I too had problems going from closed hole to open hole, and it is pretty common. But get another flutist who plays an open hole to test play it first, since problems are possible. After that? Long tones, concentrating on closures. A few weeks practice, and you'll hate using the other one... Just a t...
by evrmre
Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Wonky B flat
Replies: 5
Views: 3662

Re: Wonky B flat

Okay, couple of things: 1/ Have you had another flutist play it to check it is in the flute (I'm aware of a few times I started developing bad habits from lazy repetition that caused bad tone. Make sure it is actually your flute before you start spending money)? Also, try playing another flute to se...

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