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by Flute_star3
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pressing too hard, killing my hands-- help!
Replies: 4
Views: 4182

I had a problem like your a few months ago, I'm still fighting it, but my teacher suggested this excercise that's been helpful for me. And I quote: Stand with feet apart, arms down, holding your flute more or less at the joining places between the head & middle joints, and the middle & foot joints. ...
by Flute_star3
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ULTIMATE Flute SHEET MUSIC Collection CD ROM PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

That's exactly what I was thinking, etgohomeok! I just bought Jeanne Baxtressors Orchestral Excerpts for flute for 50 bucks, so that sounds like a great plan.
by Flute_star3
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College flautist search, any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 6176

Oh? She's at Depaul which is high on my list. What was she like?
by Flute_star3
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College flautist search, any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 6176

Okay, what about Nicole Esposito? She is the flautist at University of Northern Iowa. Anybody know anything about her? Maybe had a friend or something that studied with her?
by Flute_star3
Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Saying Hello :)
Replies: 4
Views: 3307

Welcome! Most of us are classical flautists, but I'm confident there are a few native american flute players as well. I've actually never heard of any of those flutes by name, but I haven't been a part of the flute community for very long. As for breathing, there's plenty of good reading on that sub...
by Flute_star3
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College flautist search, any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 6176

Wow, he sounds great! Thanks for sharing that Fluteguy.
by Flute_star3
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: intonation
Replies: 12
Views: 11029

I hate to be contradictory, but I've found that not only rolling in and out helps a great deal for tuning, so does actually pulling the headjoint in and out from the socket also does a lot, but that's for extreme cases. I've found that when my headjoint is pushed all the way in my flute is utterly s...
by Flute_star3
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College flautist search, any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 6176

Hmm, interesting. What kind of comments did Michel have for you Fluteguy?
by Flute_star3
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College flautist search, any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 6176

College flautist search, any ideas?

I'm still searching for a college, at this point I'm considering all the big name schools. I'm wondering if any of you have had any experience with any of these flautists, I'm trying to gather information on how they are to learn from. Jeanne Baxtressor, Mary Stolper, Bonita Boyd, Marina Piccinini, ...
by Flute_star3
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: embouchure: upper lip placement
Replies: 4
Views: 5756

embouchure: upper lip placement

Since I've stopped taking lessons for the summer, I've noticed that the end of my upper lip is even with the end of my top teeth when I play in the low register. Should this be avoided?
by Flute_star3
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My youtube debut.. Mozart in G Major
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Um, where's the youtube link? Is this it? It has your screen name. http://youtube.com/watch?v=6DCUS1GJSMs
by Flute_star3
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Clearer Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 16664

Also, don't forget about the placement of your tongue, it could very well be obstructing the air stream. Another thing, make sure you are using the wet squishy part of your lip to guide the air stream into the flute. One more thing, this is something I have trouble with since my lower lip is bigger ...
by Flute_star3
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College searching begins any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Thanks, I have added UNT to my college list. Any other suggestions?
by Flute_star3
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College searching begins any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

College searching begins any ideas?

I'm starting to look at colleges that have a good music program an excellent flute teacher and happen to offer Japanese as a minor. Do you have any suggestions? It's hard to tell who is a good flute teacher from their bio.
Thanks.
by Flute_star3
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo lingo education
Replies: 0
Views: 1969

Piccolo lingo education

What are the advantages and disadvantages of bubble headed piccs, conical bore, cylindric bore... I know what they mean and look like, but how are they different to the performer?