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by notootsieno
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 16
Views: 13392

Jamie_Babie wrote:Is there a special sign for flutter tongue-ing, or does it just say "flutter tongue?"
Above the measure, it says "fltg." And then on the stem of the note there are three black diagonal dashes. That's pretty much it though.
by notootsieno
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 16
Views: 13392

Ooh update! I tried doing the "gargling" thing today in class and my band director told me I did it, I flutter tongued! lol. It sounded weird and I could only get it out once but hey, I guess I did it! lol.
by notootsieno
Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 16
Views: 13392

Thanks, boglarka. That did help a lot, now I just have to practice it! lol.

And yeah, when I do it I sound like a retard, too. Haha.
by notootsieno
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 16
Views: 13392

Flutter Tonguing

Okay, we're playing this piece called "Vesuvius" in wind ensemble now, and there's this one section where the flutes have to "flutter tongue." I have absolutely no idea what that is, and my band director tried explaining it to me, but I still don't get it, lol. What part of the tongue do you use exa...
by notootsieno
Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: HAPPY DANCE
Replies: 14
Views: 7918

Whatever makes you happy...lol. Personally I wouldn't like it if all the other flutes in my section couldn't play well...cause then we would never be heard. But whatever - that's just my opinion.
by notootsieno
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Endurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4275

That happens to me, too. My breath support is pretty weak. What I would suggest is start doing sit ups to strengthen your diaphragm...sounds like a burden, but I think it would work.
by notootsieno
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Darn those Drums!
Replies: 7
Views: 6762

I'm not sure if you're talking about the drummers' playing overpowering the band's sound, or about their attitudes. About the playing, that happened a lot when I was in middle school, but now it doesn't really happen....bigger band I guess. As for the attitude... some (notice I said some, not all) d...
by notootsieno
Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Competitive School Flute Sections
Replies: 5
Views: 3278

Oh gosh, I remember that post I made. Wow was I immature. As it turns out, that girl I was "competing" with actually had stopped caring about flute playing and band in general loong before, so all the stress that I put on myself was pointless. But my stupidity aside, there is a lot of competition in...
by notootsieno
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What chair are you/honer bands.
Replies: 40
Views: 26966

Hey, I totally agree with what everyone is saying. I used to be OBSESSED about being first chair in junior high, but now I'm having more fun with it and not caring whether someone beats me or not. And congrats on making 8th chair in honors band. I have honors band auditions tomorrow! :D I made fourt...
by notootsieno
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 39586

Back in the 6th grade...lol. I really sucked back then. Hardly ever practiced.
by notootsieno
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Here me play
Replies: 13
Views: 6939

My computer freezes, too! :( That sucks, I really wanted to hear it.
by notootsieno
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What other instruments do you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 31056

There are a lot of very talented people on here. :)

Me:
Flute - 3 years
Piccolo (although I guess it doesn't really count as a separate instrument, does it?) - 2 years
Piano - 5 years
Tenor sax - less than 2 months
by notootsieno
Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi I'm new!
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Hi! I've been playing since the 6th grade too, although now I'm in the 9th grade. I don't have time to take private lessons, though. It's great that you got a new flute! And yeah, I know it's tough at first to cover up the holes when you're playing, but after a few weeks you'll get it. Any time you ...
by notootsieno
Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Grade 3
Replies: 6
Views: 5606

When I was in the 8th grade, we played grade 3 music (sad, I know, but a lot of my middle-school peers didn't want to give the effort that harder music requires), and we had to memorize these scales (for flutes, all of them had to be two octaves and the C scale had to be three): G major C major F ma...
by notootsieno
Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute vs. Piccolo?
Replies: 10
Views: 7554

Flute vs. Piccolo?

If you have both a flute and a piccolo, which do you prefer? I can't decide right now - I used to love my flute much more than I loved my piccolo, but now a stronger bond has been developed between me and my piccolo ever since I started playing it for marching band. Last night at our 2nd competition...