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by Dixon
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 19958

Sight Reading

I want to second what Clear said, as a 7th grader you
doing a great deal to improve yourself. Its a good sign for your future.
Confused one say: "Better to ask "stupid questions" and to get them answered and
no longer be stupid then to remain quiet and stupid forever."
by Dixon
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6358

college level palying

Your fortunate to be from a small state population wise with very little competition compared to a state like NY, California or Florida where making state bands is really difficult. Sometimes it can be good to start in a small pond and be the big fish for awhile and then try a bigger pond. But some ...
by Dixon
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11670

emerson flutes

The Emerson or DeFord flutes are decent right now, maybe a shade above Gemeinhardt. Depends whose opinion you want to go by, people seem to develope an extreme opinion about instruments that aren't really a whole lot different in quality. Most student flutes play pretty well, some are easier to have...
by Dixon
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 2nd octave...
Replies: 3
Views: 4970

2nd octave...

do not tighten but make it smaller and yes make the air stream faster. It can take time until you work it out. Tight is never good. Tight was taught at one time but some methods but that is pretty much been abandoned. Smaller hole same air passing through has to go faster, faster air higher octave. ...
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11670

emerson flutes

Another problem with some flute companies and I wont just pick on Emerson. But many of these companies go through different ownership over the years they have produced instruments. Or those in charge have had a different quality goal in mind. So when you say how good is an Emerson or Gemeinhardt? Wh...
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6358

college level palying

I wonder what level William Hung would be on that
scale?
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6358

college level palying

Why not ask a few colleges that offer music therapy? The answer probably varies from University to University anyway. Probably don't have to be as good as a performance major. We don't really have a good system of describing levels anyway in the US. On a level where 1 is "Hoorah it made a sound" and...
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11670

emerson flutes

Maybe William Hung stayed at a Holiday Inn Express? GOOD
Players make flutes sing, Great flutes do not make mediocre players sound any
better.
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11670

emerson flutes

solid silver Now there is a whole nother topic. There
are plenty of plated flutes that are better than many a solid silver instrument.
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 19958

Sight Reading

Clear, I agree that we probably are not that far apart on sight reading. To me I judge a person's ability more on a piece they have taken the time to work on. Not how quickly they play a piece acceptably poorly in a sight reading. We rarely are called upon to perform a piece we haven't seen before i...
by Dixon
Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 14750

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

Even companies that still use soldered tone holes will tell you up front it makes no difference at all in the sound. There are wonderful soldered flutes and wonderful drawn flutes. Basically the additional labor in a soldered flute is to make it as close as possible to how it would be if it were dra...
by Dixon
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 19958

Sight Reading

Good decision. Knowing music theory and even music
history and appreciation will make you a better player and also a better sight
reader.
by Dixon
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: $2,300 Hand-made Powell Flute???
Replies: 6
Views: 4442

$2,300 Hand-made Powell Flute???

Well you seem to have forgotten from one post to the next that you have heard of Sonare. Sonare a divsion of Powell flutes. Sells a series of step up flutes with the same head that comes on their signature pro flute. There are 3 basic models with typical options. They are like 5, 6 and 7 or 5000, et...
by Dixon
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11670

emerson flutes

I have no professional training- William Hung When it
comes to student flutes everyone likes a different brand, chevy, ford, buick,
toyota. They are all decent.
by Dixon
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 14750

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

I ask again to what advantage? Yes soldered tone holes require more labor. Yes they make the flute cost more. Yes they make it more "handmade". But to what end? You can be far more exact with drawn holes and you have less likelyhood of problems. Soldering is the old way. The way that continues to fa...