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I did not realize that playing F#6 was difficult until I read this message thread. What I figured out is that playing F#6 is not difficult if you play it perfectly . It simply does not have a lot of latitude or forgiveness. So I developed an exercise that might help you get a clear high F#. I don't ...
I just found this thread, after posting a question on how one can play the tremolos in Flight of the Bumblebee . https://fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28069 I have heard flute performances, where the tremolos sound just like a buzzing insect. This thread alludes to two techniques, but does...
- Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:23 pm
- Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
- Topic: Flutter tone for Bumblebee
- Replies: 1
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What is the best way to play the flutter tones (tremolos) in Flight of the Bumblebee ? I have heard performances where the tremolos sound just like a buzzing insect. I do not think that the gargle tone sounds very good. Breath tremolos are too slow, with a slow attack & decay (non-staccato). I canno...
- Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:05 pm
- Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
- Topic: Di Zhoa handmade? Just not sure about them...
- Replies: 2
- Views: 2620
I once auditioned a couple of Di Zhoa flutes -- a 400 and a 600. They arrived by mail, in impeccable condition. They played beautifully right out of the box! I did not buy them, but that was a matter of personal taste. IMO, they have the best action in the world. Low (minimum travel) and quick. To m...
There is a flute fingering Android app that I use, which I find indispensable. The app shows 18 different flute fingerings for F#6, plus trill fingerings. For each respective fingering, it tells you whether that fingering is loud or soft, or slightly sharp or slightly flat. Search the Play Store for...
- Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 pm
- Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
- Topic: pulled notes?
- Replies: 6
- Views: 5230
I tend to develop my best blues flute sounds by listening not to flute recordings, but rather to slow tenor sax recordings, and duplicating the sax sounds as best as I can on the flute. Lots of note bending, and very sensitive dynamics. I use embouchure and rolling the flute rather than rolling the ...
- Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:13 pm
- Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
- Topic: Best Cleaning Tools?
- Replies: 6
- Views: 7761
I do not like short cleaning rods. I want to be able to clean my flute during a gig or concert without breaking it down. So I like a full-length flute cleaner. One person in this thread mentioned the "Take-Down Flute Flag", which is $40 and getting harder to find. I have one and, unscrewed, it fits ...
- Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:48 am
- Forum: Flute History and Instruments
- Topic: Valgon Rings and Foster Extensions
- Replies: 12
- Views: 9266
My flute coach uses two Foster extensions (stacked) on her Brannen-Cooper flute (with "C" footjoint). I can attest that there is a significant increase in volume and projection when she uses the extensions. She uses the extensions when she needs to stand out or project, such as when leading an ensem...