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by Starqle
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: i'm a foreigner and be glade to this flute bbs.
Replies: 5
Views: 4064

welcome :)
by Starqle
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rythmn advice
Replies: 11
Views: 9573

FruityFlutie wrote:: Pick a tempo on the metronome (start out at an allegro and work your way up)
Is that a typo? It seems odd to me to start that fast...
by Starqle
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I think I might have found a good Piccolo. Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 5730

$650 is a pretty sum, but it's not very expensive for a good picc. The question is if this picc is good, and I'm not qualified to answer that.
by Starqle
Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I think I might have found a good Piccolo. Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 5730

All conical bore piccolos have cylindrical headjoints, so no worries there.
by Starqle
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wow you guys are awesome
Replies: 16
Views: 12076

A bit over six years. Sometimes I was really serious about. Othertimes, things like clinical depression made it very difficult to play at all.
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Selmers
Replies: 5
Views: 4490

They may make motorcycles, but that doesn't stop them from making excellent musical instruments.

My piccolo is a Yamaha, and it's awesome.
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rythmn advice
Replies: 11
Views: 9573

Oops, I made a typo... sorry! Go to http://www.solfege.org to download it.
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rythmn advice
Replies: 11
Views: 9573

I forgot one - if you're learning a new piece, leave out slurs at first. Tongue everything until you have the rhythm down, then add the slurs back in.
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Selmers
Replies: 5
Views: 4490

They're not a good brand from what I've heard in terms of mechanics and such. My old student flute is a Selmer. I didn't have that many problems with its mechanics, but the tone SUCKS, the tuning isn't all that, the very high and very low notes are unnecessarily hard, etc. I've never played on a Yam...
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rythmn advice
Replies: 11
Views: 9573

I have problems with rhythms, too... Thing that might help: - Practice with a metronome on a regular basis. Instead of having it play the quarter note, you might have it play the eighth note at first (even on a duple meter piece) as it's easier to hear what's going on. - When you count it, clap as w...
by Starqle
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi...I'm new
Replies: 4
Views: 3624

Welcome to the board :)

I'm glad that you're doing this for your students.
by Starqle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Conical vs. Cylindrical
Replies: 3
Views: 4563

Band_Geek, they're not shaped exactly like cones. http://www.topwind.com/instrume/definitions/conical/k01.htm has a picture of a wooden conical bore picc as well as a cylindrical metal picc and explains a bit about the difference. David, conical piccs have better intonation, a more even tone, make s...
by Starqle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: transfer from flute --> piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

The embouchure is similar, but smaller. Technically it is a bit tighter, but I would avoid thinking of it like this as it may get you to tense up too much. Many people find that piccolos need more air. I don't understand that; personally, I need quite a bit less. However, the air does need to be fas...
by Starqle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Tarnish
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

Sometimes rubbing alchohol on a soft cloth does the trick - and it doesn't damage laquer (often the treated cloths do).

There anti-tarnish strips to put in your case, but I'm pretty sure they only prevent additional tarnish.
by Starqle
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Just one more question... Earplugs?
Replies: 27
Views: 34330

You have a point there. As I'm playing in college, not as part of a job, I'm not sure if that law applies. However, that page might help out. Still, I'm fairly sure that they'll at least require me to get more invisible ones. Bright blue ear plugs that have a blue string going from one plug to the o...