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by FLflutist
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Back pain?
Replies: 1
Views: 1788

Back pain?

I'm not sure if it's from the stress from playing or holding my flute wrong. Lately I've been getting this pain in the upper-left portion of my back after rehersals, which usually last from 1 to 2 and a half hours. A friend of mine (who is in everything I'm in) is feeling the same thing. Anyone else...
by FLflutist
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fish Are Jumping - Robert Dick
Replies: 10
Views: 5610

I heard this peice being played by John Bailey at the Florida Flute Fair in Orlando two weeks ago. I thought it was a really cool peice, hope you have fun with it!
by FLflutist
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Do you practice sitting or standing?
Replies: 22
Views: 19480

I think if you sit with good posture it would be okay to practice sitting...

But I think standing is better because you end up standing for auditions and solo performances anyways.
by FLflutist
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

Not practice at Christmas?! With all that fun Christmas music out there?!?!

(Not to mention Solo and Ensemble coming up in two months)
by FLflutist
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DOH!!! Flute Stupidity Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 9496

I just recently had one... I play in my City's concert band and we just recently had our Holiday concert... about 1/4th way into the concert we had finished a song and I had been playing picc on it and my flute was on my flute stand. Our director acknowledged the flute section for the song and told ...
by FLflutist
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The picc is plucking my nerves..
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

Make sure you're using the right picc embouchure too... not the same as a flute embouchure... and it's not tighter than a flute embouchure either.
by FLflutist
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Gender?
Replies: 52
Views: 36749

I'm the ONLY male flautist at my school >_< But that's okay... I'm first chair :D (on picc too!!) And everyone knows me as one of the Drum Majors... not the dude with a ponytail that plays flute. ...now they know me as the dude with a ponytail that flails his arms around during halftime shows at the...
by FLflutist
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Higher Register on Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 4342

Higher Register on Piccolo

When I play in the higher register on picc, like Bb6, my tone gets rather airy and, well... not nice.

Is there anything I can do to help fill the sound out? I use earplugs when practicing, just so you know.

Edit: I play on a Yamaha 62C wood picc.
by FLflutist
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Valgon Rings and Foster Extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 9502

I saw them on Fluteworld and was going to ask if they actually worked.

Wasn't going to buy them anyways :P
by FLflutist
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Which type of vibrato do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 9137

I can only get number 5 to work for me... The others I just don't seem to comprehend the technique. Oh well. I've always used number 5.
by FLflutist
Mon May 21, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What pieces are you learning?
Replies: 53
Views: 31598

I'm going to be working on... soon... is:

Sonta in E minor, Andante by Bach

Carmen Fantasie by Bizet

and a piccolo solo as soon as I find one :/
by FLflutist
Fri May 18, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Uploading Audio
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Uploading Audio

I have a duet peice that turned out really neat at the spring concert my school just had Thursday night (went from 7 to 10:30 PM, didn't get home until about 10 after 11!) and I'd like to share it with everyone. We played Syrinx by Debussy, but took it and turned it into a duet peice. I'd figure at ...
by FLflutist
Wed May 16, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Does anyone else feel this way?
Replies: 9
Views: 6399

I'm the total opposite... I'd rather play 1st part where there's the main melody and also any solos that usually come into play in peices. I've played 2nd and 3rd for too long... :(
by FLflutist
Wed May 16, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fingers!
Replies: 18
Views: 11899

When practicing, take short breaks... practice for about 20 minutes instead a half hour and take like a 10 minute break in between each 20 minute practice session... that's what I do and I don't experince hand cramps anymore :) And also what MonikaFL said... Could be because you're holding it wrong ...
by FLflutist
Sun May 13, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute ^^
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Well I tried them all out with my teacher. The Yamaha was almost instantly first pick I sounded WAY too airy on the Jupiter... didn't like the way it responded with any notes. It was just horrible for me. The Amadeus I sounded less airy than the Jupiter, but it was still pretty airy. Some ntoes were...