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by MeLizzard
Mon May 07, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a wise choice?
Replies: 37
Views: 22061

I'm sorry you've experienced such poor repair adventures, flutepicc. You should play a Greg Garvin $280 repad sometime. Only on a student model, naturally. The guy's a magician. He should maybe charge a lot more.
by MeLizzard
Mon May 07, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a wise choice?
Replies: 37
Views: 22061

Excuse the daylights outta me! How old are you again? I don't mean to argue or completely discredit your words, as there is much truth to your statements, but you're a bit black-and-white. It's easier to be this way when one is young, but as we age, we experience more and these experiences color our...
by MeLizzard
Sun May 06, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a wise choice?
Replies: 37
Views: 22061

It's a Gemeinhardt, for Pete's Sake! There are differences in overhauling students flutes, vs. professional ones. Get some references from flutists in your area who've had repairs by various techs, and go with the best recommendations relative to cost. While there's no substitute for a flute repair ...
by MeLizzard
Tue May 01, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a wise choice?
Replies: 37
Views: 22061

Play lots of flutes, many different brands and models, before making such a large investment. After playing Gemeinhardt in my younger years, and still owning those to be able to compare to other models, I can't really recommend them, beyond the beginner level. The new Brio series they're making is n...
by MeLizzard
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Paula Robison Study Scores - Hindemith
Replies: 6
Views: 5656

I've observed that it's sometimes cheaper to pay shipping from overseas than to buy an item which has already been imported into the States, and whose price reflects the import tax!
by MeLizzard
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Paula Robison Study Scores - Hindemith
Replies: 6
Views: 5656

The notes are great! Lots of performance suggestions. Unfortunately, no piano score (flute part only).
by MeLizzard
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: how to teach beginners?
Replies: 7
Views: 6733

I'll recommend the Trevor Wye Beginner books. They start with less-complicated fingerings (B, A, and G), and progress in a manner which makes sense for flute, unlike the compromised progress we settle for in order to use a full-band method when playing with other instruments. There are lots of diagr...
by MeLizzard
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: 'smiley' embouchure
Replies: 12
Views: 8997

"Smiley" embouchure often produces a thin, inflexible tone, that's hard to blend and tune with others. A "poo" embouchure is now often used with beginning players, so there's no unlearning later. Allow your lips to relax, and the corners to fall forward, and articulate with a (silent) "poo" syllable...
by MeLizzard
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Musical
Replies: 26
Views: 15598

My husband and I just finished playing The King And I with a very visually confusing conductor!!! We gave up watching and started playing games, like trying to read his mind, and tried to listen to the on-stage performers for cues, because the "conductor" faked us into several wrong entrances. This ...
by MeLizzard
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What pieces are you learning?
Replies: 53
Views: 29887

Not so many solos right now; had some orchestra & chamber gigs, and am preparing my students for their recital. I'm preparing a trio (Summer Evening) for flute, horn, and piano by Katherine Hoover, to perform on said recital with a local band director who's a great hornist! My husband and I have bee...
by MeLizzard
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Post a Recording of Yourself Playing
Replies: 13
Views: 7727

Fluteguy, you have no friends!?! I sent a request. The recording sounds pretty good--just needs some polishing and stuff.
by MeLizzard
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Collection of flute solos...
Replies: 1
Views: 2747

I haven't seen anything like this yet, but I've kind of assembled my own over the years--copy of this page, copy of that page...
by MeLizzard
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music Man
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

I did this show 7 or 8 years ago, but don't remember much about it. Have fun!
by MeLizzard
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: curved headjoint
Replies: 7
Views: 4922

I've started young, SMALL, students on these when their reach was inadequate, so they didn't stretch themselves into an awkward posture and develop bad habits.
by MeLizzard
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter vs. Gemeinhardt
Replies: 14
Views: 10477

If you have access to Armstrong, play some of the Heritage models.