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by tubbycub
Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Nasty notes on the flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3533

Nasty notes on the flute

After playing the flute the about six months, I can play most of the notes on the three octaves with ease. However, I noticed that certain notes like B2, C2, C#2 and F#3 are particularly hard to produce, even when slurring from neighboring notes. What I normally get are either dropping to a lower oc...
by tubbycub
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to test a flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3866

How to test a flute

I am going to buy a brand new flute soon. Having zoomed down
to only one model, how does one go about testing its built and tone quality?
by tubbycub
Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Saxophones
Replies: 17
Views: 10847

Saxophones

Oh my goodness! How can you say such things about sax players? My primary instrument is the alto sax and due to my "high" respect for flutists, I am beginning to learn the flute. Didn't know that sax players can be so annoying to other people [:((] Anyway, it can be fun to see the cringe on other pe...
by tubbycub
Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 19401

Sight Reading

Precisely, try to expose yourself to as many sheet music
as you can. You can try to join a few bands if you can manage your time well.
by tubbycub
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My Flute Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 16520

My Flute Rant

[quote] ---------------- On 1/21/2004 12:52:34 PM Anyone from other countries out there? What is/was your experience in high school? Is/was it nearly as competitive as the American system seems to be? Within the US, does it vary by state? I’m very curious! ---------------- [/quote] This situat...
by tubbycub
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14800

3rd Octave blues

Thanks again to everyone for your great suggestions. The E3 and higher notes can be played without having to slur from a lower note but I still have to overblow to get them. I have zeroed in at the YFL-321 and will work on those 3rd octave notes to make sure they are clear and not too loud. I hope t...
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How to attack playing a piece of music
Replies: 10
Views: 7772

How to attack playing a piece of music

Although I am new to the flute but I am no stranger to other wind instruments so this might still be applicable. To play a piece of music expressively and musically, you must first learn and know how to sing it beautifully. Since singing is a very natural part of the human, anyone should be able to ...
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 19401

Sight Reading

Sightreading is definitely much easier than playing by
ear...at least for me as I am struggling very hard to play without scores.
by tubbycub
Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Low Notes = High ARRRRR Somebody help!
Replies: 8
Views: 5866

Low Notes = High ARRRRR Somebody help!

Speaking of the low C, I have
problems reaching the key with my right pinky as I have rather small hand with
somewhat short stubby fingers. What can I do about it?
by tubbycub
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14800

3rd Octave blues

My budget is less than US$1000. Top end flutes, although desirable, but are really too expensive and I know I will never gonna be the next James Galway [:blackeye:]. Student flutes will give me post purchase remorse as I think I deserve better. So, my only choices are in the semi-pro range. I heard ...
by tubbycub
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 300 Vs 400 series
Replies: 3
Views: 5022

Yamaha 300 Vs 400 series

Kyzymunkey, sorry for the confusion, what I meant was whether there are and differences (tone, ease of playing etc) between the closed hole flutes within the 300 and 400 series, eg YFL-311, 321, 411 etc. But I guess you have already answered my question, cheers! Open hole flutes are out for me since...
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14800

3rd Octave blues

I was basically self taught with the help by asking silly questions from other forums like this. Learning the fingerings are easy since they are quite similar to the sax, even on the 3rd octave as the sax altissimo range fingerings similar as well. E3 is not the only note that I feel is difficult to...
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 300 Vs 400 series
Replies: 3
Views: 5022

Yamaha 300 Vs 400 series

I am primarily a sax player who needs to double on the flute, so I guess I will never get to play like Dave Valentine or James Galway. Top end flutes are out for me. But I need one that is relatively easier to play and yet capable of producing a rich tone. My requirements will be an intermediate mod...
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14800

3rd Octave blues

I have no idea on exactly what model it is, all I
could see were the words "Armstrong Elkhart - Sterling Silver". It has in-line
keys with open holes.
by tubbycub
Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14800

3rd Octave blues

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for your suggestions and encouragements. I feel so flattered and so much better at your praises now that I know I'm not such a crap beginner afterall [:)], I will take everything you guys had mentioned at heart when I practice. Getting E3 for me requires ...