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by Emma
Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bored or Frustrated with your Band?
Replies: 27
Views: 12772

Bored or Frustrated with your Band?

Hi I don't know if this'll helkp your original question Penny, but in my orchestra-band-type-thing (no brass or percussion...!) we had several first flutes and several second flutes. Of the three firsts I was the worst, so if the seconds were struggling, or only one had turned up, I'd play with them...
by Emma
Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: i dont play the flute
Replies: 22
Views: 10584

i dont play the flute

I've made similar requests to that myself, in all
seriousness. It was, in fact, the way I got started on the flute...
by Emma
Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice Time Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 39318

Practice Time Poll

(And to that quote... I doubt he plays a flut
either, as the word 'flutist' would suggest... [;)] )
by Emma
Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: i dont play the flute
Replies: 22
Views: 10584

i dont play the flute

I don't see what's wrong with their name. It's just an opinion. We hold the opinion that flutes are better than trumpets... so why shouldn't other people, say trumpeters, have the opposite opinion? Getting upset because a trumpeter who wants to learn the flute says trumpets are better is not going t...
by Emma
Thu Aug 21, 2003 3:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: i dont play the flute
Replies: 22
Views: 10584

i dont play the flute

My goodness. You're calling for a newbie to be thrown out
because they asked how to play the flute?
by Emma
Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice Time Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 39318

Practice Time Poll

I don't know how much practice I do per day, I've never timed it. I practice double-tonguing starting on both ta and ka doing scales, triple-tonguing on arpeggios, moving between octaves on the same note going up and down, long notes: loud in the lower register, loud and quiet in higher, and startin...
by Emma
Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Performance Tips-Long
Replies: 1
Views: 3644

Performance Tips-Long

Another tip I've found - there's some great anti-perspirant available in pharmacies over the counter here in the UK called "Driclor" which is not only good under arms and on chins, but also fingertips. You don't want to be slipping off the keys... particularly if you're playing in a hall with no air...
by Emma
Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: What is offset G or inline G?
Replies: 10
Views: 8863

What is offset G or inline G?

Oh, OK. Can't quite work out how it
works, but never mind. [:)]
by Emma
Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: What is offset G or inline G?
Replies: 10
Views: 8863

What is offset G or inline G?

What's a donut?
by Emma
Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: E3 to G3 trill?
Replies: 1
Views: 2897

E3 to G3 trill?

A few weeks late, but I found one. [:bigsmile:] Use E2 and G2
fingering, but overblow. How thick of me not to try that... d'oh.
by Emma
Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: how can you trill G3 to A3
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

how can you trill G3 to A3

Both trill keys? I tried and couldn't make
that work.
by Emma
Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: open holed,,,
Replies: 22
Views: 15344

open holed,,,

That's what practice is for. [;)]
by Emma
Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need your views/wisdom/garble on second-hand flutes...
Replies: 7
Views: 6583

Need your views/wisdom/garble on second-hand flutes...

So a good headjoint may well be the best option if the body is still working fine. I'm not sure about that as I've noticed a pad closed by several keys leaks a lot if one particular key is operated, but doesn't leak nearly so much if any of the others are operated. Same with another pad. (Yes, it ne...
by Emma
Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Giving Flute Lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 4476

Giving Flute Lessons

If she is absolutely new to flute, C major will be impossible for her. (Low C impossible, overblowing for every note tricky.) I remember my first few lessons were on reliably getting some sort of sound out of the headjoint only at first, then the whole flute. The beginner book I have starts off with...
by Emma
Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need your views/wisdom/garble on second-hand flutes...
Replies: 7
Views: 6583

Need your views/wisdom/garble on second-hand flutes...

Within the next year I''m going to need to upgrade my flute. I''m pretty sure now I''m at some intermediate level (Grade 6 ish in Britain) and my old beginner flute is the worst I have played and I''ve tried all my friends'' flutes (and they make me sound so much better! [;)])... I''d love to hear y...