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by MISHUGINA
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 57758

Re: Poll- Flute

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun) I played in some regional amateur orchestras back in my country 2) What kind of flute do you play? Muramatsu EX 3)What is your dream flute? Mine's quite good at the moment but I would like to own a killer wooden flute and maybe own...
by MISHUGINA
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Graduate student struggling with embouchure
Replies: 7
Views: 8983

This is why I feel is a difficult topic because there may be different "school" of embouchure by different flautists. Some emphasizes the "smiley" embouchure while some prefers vice-versa. Personally I feel that the upper lip should be focused, "frowning", emphasis on large aparture and "jawboning" ...
by MISHUGINA
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Fingering headache on a 8-year old student
Replies: 5
Views: 3435

Fingering headache on a 8-year old student

Ok guys I SERIOUSLY need help here. I've never taught a kid so young in my life. Just when I thought my troubles are over after getting him a curved head joined, we're having trouble with his left hand thumb. It gets "cut" easily by the B-natural thumb key and he complains of the pain. I've tried ad...
by MISHUGINA
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A lot of embrochure frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 8607

An hour long tone? Wow friend, I used to do that but that will never work! Our lip muscles will get tense very easily and it will be counterproductive the harder you force yourself to blow. When you feel tense or stressed up or having "bad embouchure day" - stop and do something else! Study the scor...
by MISHUGINA
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 79560

Sharon Bezaly has arguably one of the most virtuosic technique I've ever heard, but can't warm up to her sound. My current favourite are Patrick Gallois, Rampal, Paula Robison and too bad nobody mentioned Jacques Zoon! His Mozart flute concertos, I've yet heard anybody topped him in terms of elegenc...
by MISHUGINA
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Cirqular Breathing...
Replies: 13
Views: 10247

Sure, here's were I read about cirqular breathing being important... http://www.larrykrantz.com/faqflute.htm#2182 ...And I quote: "I believe there are three prime reasons to learn circular breathing, and that learning circular breathing ought to be right at the top of every young flutist's agenda "...
by MISHUGINA
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: The don'ts of flute playing
Replies: 4
Views: 5447

The don'ts of flute playing

Hi I would just like some clarification from fellow flautists here and maybe you guys could help debunking some myths about "don't"s of flute playing. - puffy cheeks when playing high notes. Is it acceptable? - lips moving when playing fast double/triple tonguing notes, is it ok? that's the only two...
by MISHUGINA
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice time
Replies: 11
Views: 7077

regading the argument about practice time, consistency is definitely most important. 20 mins a day, 7 days a week is better than 2 hours for just few days a week.
by MISHUGINA
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Useful breathing exercises for beginners
Replies: 3
Views: 4552

Useful breathing exercises for beginners

Hi. I'm a n00b teacher and I have a student who have learned the flute for a few weeks now. I've successfully taught her to breathe using the diafraghm and now the challenge is to get her play at least two semibreves (or eight counts) at one time. Her air support is still weak and she can barely man...