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by embum79
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wow you guys are awesome
Replies: 16
Views: 8384

16 years
by embum79
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: "moral support"
Replies: 10
Views: 4260

I think what you're doing is WONDERFUL!!! It gives people like me, who in the back of my mind feel like I "missed my chance," support to continue!!! I briefly studied music in college.. then for other stupid reasons, i.e. MONEY, I had to stop. Now that I'm older and actually have money and could aff...
by embum79
Wed May 25, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos--wood vs. silver vs. plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 5962

Definitely don't march with a wooden piccolo. Save that for concert band. However, I'm a real believer that you need to find a good quality piccolo for marching band too. For example, Yamaha makes some really nice plastic ones that have great tone and won't get ruined in the rain. Some solid silver ...
by embum79
Wed May 25, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: FAST Double Tonguing...
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

Another thing you can try is to instead of starting a particular passage on the first note and ending on the last note, try starting on the second note and playing straight through and then loop around to the first note again. Then start on the third note, etc. This will really exercise your mind, s...
by embum79
Wed May 25, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Split-E Mechanism...what is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 5099

The split E makes your high E come out effortlessly, and more in tune. Not exactly sure how it works. It's usually an extra expense, but if it comes with your flute, wonderful! There's also the high-E facilitator, which is like this little "donut" that is put inside the tone hole that helps the high...
by embum79
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good beginner piccolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 10905

I agree--the Yamahas are good if you're just starting. There are a LOT of crappy piccolos out there, and you definitely don't want to be playing one of those when you're first starting out. You want something that is good quality to start you out on the right foot. (Besides, so many non-flutists hat...
by embum79
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Low notes!
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

The way I would do it is to start with a note in the middle register that you can get your "best tone" out of. Hold the note several times, then slur down chromatically to the next note without changing your embouchure. Then start with that note, make sure you have a good, clean tone, then go down o...
by embum79
Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flutter-tonguing
Replies: 18
Views: 11406

Ouch, hurts my throat!!

Oh well, I will keep trying.

Thank you so much for the info!!
by embum79
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flutter-tonguing
Replies: 18
Views: 11406

Flutter-tonguing

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has any tips on flutter-tonguing, for a girl who can't roll her "R"s!! I've never been able to do that tongue roll thing.. I would be terrible at learning Spanish.. but anyway, does anyone have any tips?? I know there's some way people do it without rolling the tong...
by embum79
Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: HELP!!! JUST SWITCHED TO AN OPEN HOLE
Replies: 12
Views: 6581

No, plugs are generally what you use to cover the holes while you're learning with your open-hole flute. Nothing wrong with using them.. as I said, the plugs shouldn't make any difference in your sound. What they will do is help you when you're just learning.. I think someone else said take one out ...
by embum79
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: HELP!!! JUST SWITCHED TO AN OPEN HOLE
Replies: 12
Views: 6581

There really shouldn't be much of any difference in sound with the "covers" in. Are they actually covers, or are they plugs that go right in the holes?
by embum79
Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Favorite Flute Concertos
Replies: 13
Views: 7270

Of course there's the Chaminade Concertino which is wonderful.. although a little overplayed.. but it's still fun to learn and play.. and a crowd pleaser.
by embum79
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Keeping the beat
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

In my opinion, tapping is not a good thing! What usually ends up happening is everyone starts tapping, no one is together, and you get even more confused. Not to mention the annoying sound of the tapping mixed with the music. Oy. There should only be one beat, and that is the conductor... or your in...
by embum79
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Vibrato on the Flute?
Replies: 9
Views: 5019

I love to listen to Gary Schocker's vibrato. It's never the same.. and I mean that in a good way. He's excellent at varying his vibrato to fit the mood, length, color, etc. of the music.
by embum79
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: In Market for New Flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5445

Congrats! Enjoy your new flute!! :)

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