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by atoriphile
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Lessons for advanced player?
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Depending on the university, flute lessons might be included in the tuition. I was not a flute major but still took lessons without any additional charge. I even got a credit each semester for it! I continue to take flute lessons to this day, though only once or twice a month. That forces me to prac...
by atoriphile
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Half Closing Thumb Key
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

No, I don't have this on my flute. It seems only Brannen offers it. More information is available on their website: http://www.brannenflutes.com/orchestral.html It is also supposed to improve the attack of Ab3 (G#3) and flatten C4 (and also C#4, I can only assume). Perhaps it could cause problems wh...
by atoriphile
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Mozart concerto in G - second movement
Replies: 4
Views: 4585

From what I can gather, it was fairly common practice at the time to have the second movement of a concerto in a different key.
by atoriphile
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: When about do they...
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

When I was growing up many years ago, we started marching band in 7th grade, and that's when I started playing piccolo. I also played piccolo in my junior high concert band in 8th grade.

I think it varies based on the school and the band director.
by atoriphile
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 83264

My current favorite is Davide Formisano.

I also like Emmanuel Pahud and Denis Bouriakov.
by atoriphile
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Two questions....
Replies: 11
Views: 6538

Does the note have a slash (or two) diagonally through the stem? If so, that is a form of shorthand. If it's a quarter with two dots over it, you would play it as two eighth notes. If it's a quarter with three dots over it, you would play it as triplet eighth notes. As for the flutter tonguing, it s...
by atoriphile
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley flute
Replies: 115
Views: 120147

Pied_piper: What's your take on the quality of the Artley Eb flutes? I have one that I have been trying to sell on craigslist, but had no takers. I was thinking of trying Flute World next. When I got it, I was unhappy with the sound, which was fuzzy. I took it to my tech and he undercut the headjoin...
by atoriphile
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Kessler and Sons, Las Vegas - would you recommend?
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

About two years ago, I tried to buy a piccolo from them that was on their website, but it turned out it wasn't in stock.

So no, I haven't done business with them.
by atoriphile
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DC Area Flutists?
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

DC Area Flutists?

I am the flute section leader for the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB), a group within D.C.'s Different Drummers (DCDD) in Washington, DC. We are seeking three to four additional flutists to play with us. Our open house/first rehearsal will be on Monday, August 3rd, at 7:00 PM. We rehearse on Mon...
by atoriphile
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Odd Articulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 5411

'Turn' is perfectly acceptable. 'Gruppetto' is just how it is written in Italian, which is prevalent in much of musical notation -- f (forte), p (piano), Andante, Allegro, etc. As for when to play it, it depends where the symbol is. If it is between two notes, then the first note is shortened so tha...
by atoriphile
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Odd Articulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 5411

Usually it is diatonic, following the key signature. If it isn't then usually the # (sharp) or b (flat) symbol will be above or below the gruppetto symbol. I don't recall seeing the sharp/flat preceding or following the gruppetto, but I guess anything's possible. See http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdic...
by atoriphile
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: If you HAD to buy a colored piccolo...
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

I have not seen plastic or resin piccolos in anything but black. I've owned many colored metal piccolos in the past, all of which now no longer work. So if you are planning to do this, be sure to get extras so you will have a backup when one stops working. :-) In the long run, I found it cheaper to ...
by atoriphile
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Endless playing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6051

Search the Internet for circular breathing and you will find many resources.

Personally, I have never tried circular breathing. I'm sure it would come in handy, but I'm just an amateur and don't think the returns would be worth the investment in time and effort to learn it.
by atoriphile
Tue May 12, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Treble G Flute
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

The Flute D'Amour is usually in B-flat or A. I have not heard of an F Alto flute (unless you are talking about recorders).

The G treble flute has been used in Irish flute bands for decades, so I've heard.