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by Meredith
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 5396

In your opinion, would something like:

1. First movement of either Mozart in D or Mozart in G
2. First or third movement of Ibert
3. Burton

provide sufficient contrast?
by Meredith
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 5396

What's considered "Romantic?" As far as the music selections listed, I basically went with what I already own. (A lot of my sheet music got thrown away by my family over the years... long story.) Since the music I have basically broke down into three themes (Classic, French '30s, Modern) I categoriz...
by Meredith
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 5396

Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed

I'm trying to put together an audition repetoire of three selections: Selection #1: Mozart Concerto in G OR CPE Bach Sonata in A minor Selection #2: Ibert Concerto (if I can get a grasp on it) OR Honegger's Danse de la Chevre OR Faillenot's Pastorale et Danse Selection #3: Burton Sonatina With the e...
by Meredith
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Cheek" Vibrato, a la Baker
Replies: 14
Views: 14253

Sorry for not getting back to people sooner -- I haven't checked the board in a few weeks. I'll do my best to post the exercise tomorrow.
by Meredith
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 28353

Re: "Big Bands" I'm from New York. In general, the best music departments (and therein, the best musicians) in New York come from Long Island. They actually stacked our All-State qualifier competition to enable more kids from upstate to make it, because otherwise it would be disproportionately domin...
by Meredith
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Opening of _Afternoon of a Faun_
Replies: 20
Views: 23499

Really? I believe that in Trevor Wye's Omnibook, he states that the premiere used three flutists. Either way, though, it's the same point -- Debussy's original soloist couldn't cut it. My trick for taking deep breaths is to completely empty my lungs, and then slowly fill them "from the bottom up," k...
by Meredith
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Metronome evil annoyance or helful tool?
Replies: 39
Views: 28783

It makes your music robotic. When you use the metronome, sometimes, one tends to concentrate on the beat rather than the musical things. So after you stop using the metronome. Your music will sound like just some notes and rhythm. That's a big no-no. While I do agree with your point, I don't think ...
by Meredith
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: HAPPY DANCE
Replies: 14
Views: 8477

I do think it's commendable that you're helping out the other flutists in your section. When I was in high school band, we were all paranoid and scared of admitting that someone else could teach us something. But we were a very competitive flute section -- all six of us were very good, and there wer...
by Meredith
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 37554

Another funny math story. Absolutely no relation to the flute, but ties into Pi. Any math geeks out there will appreciate. I had a HS friend who started college determined to graduate with an average of "Pi." Not because he thought that a 3.14 was the best he could do. He just thought it'd be increa...
by Meredith
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 24909

It was a three or four day conference in D.C. It was a good experience to play with other people, and learn a little bit how the state-wide competitions are run in different areas. I'm from NY, so all I really know is NYSSMA. Plus we got to spend a day touring, and got to hear the Marine Corps. band...
by Meredith
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Cheek" Vibrato, a la Baker
Replies: 14
Views: 14253

My teacher gave me an exercise to do today that seems to be helping my transition, so all's well for the moment.

The exercise is kind of long to write out. If there is any interest, please ask and I'll give it over.
by Meredith
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 37554

I shudder at the thought -- I hate contemporary music! Even the harmonic note at the end of Ibert Concerto, Movt. 2, gives me the heebie-jeebies! (ducks) Random funny story -- In college, on a practice chemistry exam, we had to calculate the density of platinum. It took me all of three seconds to wr...
by Meredith
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 24909

I read the story -- JPS Honors Band is the "John Phillips Sousa Honors Band," it's something run by the US Marine Corps. You mentioned winning their prize in HS, so, I thought that you may have heard of their Honors Band. I don't remember what the age break-down is for participation. I know that I d...
by Meredith
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Cheek" Vibrato, a la Baker
Replies: 14
Views: 14253

I'm clear on what my teacher is trying to convey, and I do think that for me, personally, this is the right way to go. The problem is that I'm "getting" it during my flute lessons, and "losing it" during the two weeks of practice that intervene bwn. each lesson.
by Meredith
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Cheek" Vibrato, a la Baker
Replies: 14
Views: 14253

"Cheek" Vibrato, a la Baker

Among other things, I'm currently working on shifting my vibrato up into my right cheek. The process is slow going, painful, and the resultant "unevenness" in my embrochure (b/c the right side of my lips are puffed out) is making my tone edgy. Can anyone on the board offer advice? This is driving me...