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by GerryG
Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Piccolo - Reality Check
Replies: 9
Views: 7051

Piccolo - Reality Check

Thanks for your encouraging words. I really do
need to be more patient. You've also reminded me to go buy some earplugs.
Thanks again! Gerry G
by GerryG
Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Piccolo - Reality Check
Replies: 9
Views: 7051

Piccolo - Reality Check

Thsnks so much for your reply. I haven't been on this site recently so I just read your message. I still have trouble getting the highest B and C to play - I can hit it if I really attack with the tonguing and blowing but can't hold it for more than a second or two. I will keep trying - I really eno...
by GerryG
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Finally hit that C
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Finally hit that C

Thanks, It all seems to come in time. I've learned
to be more patient and experiment a little with my embouchure. Practising in
front of a mirror really helped me see what worked well and what didn't. Good
Luck to you. Gerry G
by GerryG
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 34119

Middle-aged flute player wannabees

Hi, I played trumpet for 8 years in grade school ('59 - '67) and high school and really loved it. All these years I've missed playing in a band and always liked the idea of learning flute and piccolo. About 1 year ago I bought a flute and a picc and have been teaching myself as a hobby at home. At f...
by GerryG
Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tuners
Replies: 17
Views: 11185

Tuners

What is the general feeling on the usefullness of tuners? Do you
just play along and watch the tuner for an indication of whether or not
you''re sharp or flat? Is it worth buying the cheaper ones - $20 - $40? Gerry
G
by GerryG
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo question
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Piccolo question

I've been teaching myself flute and piccolo for the last year as a hobby (I'm 54 - played trumpet in school!). I found the following article very helpful - it's not easy finding tips and information on playing piccolo. http://www.piccoloflute.it/Contributi.htm I also bout the Trevor Wye piccolo prac...
by GerryG
Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Piccolo High Register
Replies: 7
Views: 9607

Piccolo High Register

I''d like some advice. When playing piccolo I can play up to the highest A without much problem but continue to have a lot of problems hitting B flat, B and C. The worst is B. Since I can hit the other notes, I''m guessing it''s not my piccolo (only 1 yr old - Gemeinhardt 4PMH). Does it sound more l...
by GerryG
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on Scales
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Advice on Scales

Penny - Thanks - I will definitely check it out. Gerry
G
by GerryG
Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trills
Replies: 2
Views: 2817

Trills

Thank you both - when I played trumpet there were never any
trills so I wasn't sure. Thanks again. Gerry G
by GerryG
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trills
Replies: 2
Views: 2817

Trills

When a note is marked with a trill, do you always trill up to the
next note in that key signature? Gerry G
by GerryG
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on Scales
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Advice on Scales

Thank you, Kim. That all makes sense so I'll learn
those scales! Gerry G
by GerryG
Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on Scales
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Advice on Scales

Hi - I havea question about what things are best to learn when teaching yourself to play flute and piccolo. I''m 54 and have been teaching myself flute and piccolo for almost a year as a hobby. I might someday want to join our community band but now I just play along with the University of Illinois ...
by GerryG
Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: help with brand names for piccolo purchase!!
Replies: 19
Views: 20681

help with brand names for piccolo purchase!!

Hi, I bought my piccolo
from www.music123.com After looking for one on ebay I found music123 had the
best prices of everyone. I bought a Gemeinhardt 4P and love it. Gerry G
by GerryG
Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Piccolo Registers
Replies: 5
Views: 5195

Piccolo Registers

Thanks, Courtney. I'm sure I'll have more questions
in the future. I really love the piccolo! Gerry G
by GerryG
Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Piccolo Registers
Replies: 5
Views: 5195

Piccolo Registers

Courtney - I just realized you said "beyond the high
C". I can't imagine notes that high. I'd be afraid I'd shatter the windows in
my house. How high can a piccolo go on the scale? Gerry G