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by MattMom
Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: minor scales
Replies: 6
Views: 5297

minor scales

Are you doing harmonic or melodic minor scales? Or both? I always thought that minor was minor until my daughter's violin teacher started really working her minor scales. I was quite humbled. Are you working from a scale book, or just trying to play them from memory? If it "just doesn't sound right"...
by MattMom
Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Playing Levels
Replies: 33
Views: 17191

Playing Levels

[quote] ---------------- On 12/31/2003 3:55:02 PM I figured out twinkle twinkle little star but my wife said it was ba ba black sheep? ---------------- [/quote] Hey guys - It's the same song! Try singing it to yourself. It's also the same as the Alphabet song. Mozart was a genius. (he wrote the orig...
by MattMom
Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

Hello

On playing in church: It's awesome. Most churches have better acoustics than the average living room. The sound of the flute just soars. It's also fun because it adds to everyone's worship experience, so you feel like you're giving your gift back. It's the best. But....wait until you're ready. Didn'...
by MattMom
Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Double Tounging! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

Double Tounging! Help!

Thanks guys. I guess I'd better get to work!
I'll let you know how it's going in a couple of weeks. I don't think this is
going to happen overnight.[;)]
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Double Tounging! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 6455

Double Tounging! Help!

Hey guys - there's a lot of great info on double tounging here. I've been trying to work on it myself, and am having a problem. Please tell me if I'm doing something wrong, or if I just need to <gasp> practice more. I can't keep my tone with the "K" sound. It gets very breathy. I don't have a breath...
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cannon inD
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Cannon inD

Willi, Look for music written for Alto Recorder. It stays
mainly in the lower range of the flute. I love the lower registers on the flute
as well.
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

Hello

I'm not sure which hymnal you are using, but there are some songs that are common to most. Amazing grace and Simple gifts are both beautiful hymns that use relatively few notes. That would be a great place to start. Also, plainsong or chant music usually only has one line, so it's easier to read. Th...
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Making Fortes and Pianos interesting
Replies: 9
Views: 3512

Making Fortes and Pianos interesting

I like practicing pieces that have
echo lines (the same phrase repeated). Very often the composer indicates that
one should be loud, and the other soft. It helps me with the emotional as well
as technical aspects.
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: high note trouble
Replies: 5
Views: 4234

high note trouble

How'd the practicing go? Don't forget to take your
time, and be easy on yourself! Most instructional books only teach a note or two
at a time. Developing the right embouchure takes time - you're using your
facial muscles in a new way.
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Duet Suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Flute Duet Suggestions?

Does anyone have any suggestions for
intermediate/adv.intermediate level flute duets, preferable classical or sacred?
I had some great stuff for the holidays, but want to work with a friend on
something new. It can be with or without Piano . Thanks much.
by MattMom
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 48
Views: 20502

Introductions

Rick, There is an old recording by Claude Bolling and
Jean Pierre Rampal called "Suite for flute and Jazz Piano". It will give you
something to work on while your band directors keep you working on basics (Yeah,
it might be boring, but you'll be thankful later).
by MattMom
Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 48
Views: 20502

Introductions

Cate here. Started playing piano at 7, flute at 9, guitar at 10 and was most likely born singing. Stopped playing flute and Piano mid-high school, but came back about 3-4 years ago, through playing at my church. I love playing with my 2 daughters (harp & violin), my husband plays a mean radio (ha, h...
by MattMom
Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yamaha or pearl??
Replies: 12
Views: 11087

yamaha or pearl??

Penny, Where the heck did you get your information on Pearl Resale value? First of all, you can almost never FIND pearls on the used market (everyone I asked said that people tend to keep them), and they seem to go rather quickly. I'm quite curious as to your source. I tried to find a used one - the...
by MattMom
Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 32347

Middle-aged flute player wannabees

Since it sounds like you like to work with your hands, and schools have no budget, have you considered messing around with different PVC flutes for your students? There are a number of web sites that give instructions on Irish Style and Native American style flutes. With the Native flute, you can tu...
by MattMom
Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yamaha or pearl??
Replies: 12
Views: 11087

yamaha or pearl??

I just bounced over to the Fluteworld site to check on Prices. Sounds like you're going for Silver head, body, and foot, plated keys (mech), b foot open holes. The Pearl 765RBE, the Powell Sonare SF6BF and DiMedici 1011 have similar features, and are in the same price range (Pearl & Powell slightly ...