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by powayflute01
Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Convention Goers
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

Convention Goers

Did anyone go to the convention this weekend? I went to it on Thursday and Sunday (since I'm a SD native, I just drove to the convention from home but had to work on Fri and Sat). Even though I was bummed I missed some of the big highlights (such as Mathieu Dufour and Trevor Wye's "Carnival of Venic...
by powayflute01
Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: WhErE iZ eVeRyOnE fRoM!?
Replies: 114
Views: 72421

Haha, I go to San Diego State University (better known as SDSU) out here in California 8) The music program isn't great but at least the weather is nice...
by powayflute01
Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: WhErE iZ eVeRyOnE fRoM!?
Replies: 114
Views: 72421

LaDanseuse, what university do you attend? (I'm a college student too :D )
by powayflute01
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: fatigued lips...help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3958

Hmm...that's an interesting problem. First, I'd advise you to take a break for a couple of days-- maybe your lips are just worn down! Second, when you do practice, make sure that your embochure is very forward, firm and focused. Practicing in front of a mirror should help. Sometimes people with the ...
by powayflute01
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Just got a flute yesterday, having breathing problems
Replies: 5
Views: 4948

I had a similar problem when I started playing flute-- my problem was because my air stream, rather than being focused into one column, branched into two columns. Try playing in front of a mirror and watch your airstream; try to focus it into one column.
by powayflute01
Tue May 24, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fluteworld.com
Replies: 13
Views: 8182

Yay Sankyo!

Seriously though, I've been SO happy with my Sankyo I got last summer. I really think it plays almost as well as my teacher's Powell, for a fraction of the cost.
by powayflute01
Mon May 23, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which New Flute is Best Within My Budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 9786

Wow! Your daughter is privileged to have a parent who understands the importance of a quality instrument. I would be more concerned about making sure that the body of the flute is really solid and well-built than the flute having a good headjoint (of course, it always helps to have a decent one!) bu...
by powayflute01
Mon May 23, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Usuarios en Español
Replies: 2
Views: 2940

Hola Lobi! Yo estudié español en mi escuela (en los estados unidos) por tres años. Hablo poco español, aunque mi español no es bueno.
by powayflute01
Sun May 22, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos--wood vs. silver vs. plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 8236

I don't consider myself a piccolo expert by any means, but I completely agree with fluttiegirl-- taking a wooden piccolo on a marching band field is NOT a good idea. I don't know what kind of climate you live in, but humidity could cause the wood to warp and if the piccolo gets wet, it could cause t...
by powayflute01
Sun May 22, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Beginning instruction books for the flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3208

Hi Carol, and welcome to the board. Although it would seem more logical to begin by learning the lowest register of the flute, the middle register is actually easier to play, which is why most method books begin there. I am not familiar with the Essential Elements 2000 book, though personally don't ...
by powayflute01
Mon May 16, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which New Flute is Best Within My Budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 9786

How exciting! El Dorado has a great band program, I hope she likes it there.
If you're planning to order the flute online, make sure wherever you order it from has a good return policy or a "trial" period. You never know when a "lemon" flute can pop up...
by powayflute01
Mon May 16, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: FAST Double Tonguing...
Replies: 3
Views: 4646

Make sure that you can play the passage accurately single tounging slow or fast. Then try practicing the passages double tounging VERY SLOWLY at first, with a metronome. Then, reverse the double tounging (rather than tu ku tu ku, use ku tu ku tu). This should help.
by powayflute01
Sun May 15, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which New Flute is Best Within My Budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 9786

Hi Bob, and welcome to the board! I think that any of those flutes you have listed would be an excellent choice for a high schooler. I do tend to like the Yamahas, and compared to the Gemeinhardts they have very good intonation, a clearer sound and they seem to be built better. Though, any of the Pe...
by powayflute01
Thu May 12, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: headjoint cork
Replies: 8
Views: 5924

Yeah, having your flute adjusted can make ALL the difference in your playing. When I started taking lessons with my current teacher, she insisted that I immediately send my flute to her repair guy to have it looked at (I had some anxiety about mailing my flute at first, but I got over it :shock: ) T...
by powayflute01
Mon May 09, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help Desperately Needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

If you don't like the headjoint, you should definitely consider getting a different one. I've heard good things about the Drelinger headjoints. I personally like the Gooseman butterfly headjoints...but just try as many as you can.