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by collie
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

Re: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C

Thanks, pied_piper. I can hit 4th octave C with the gizmo key, but I thought the problem was me because I had no problems hitting that note with a C foot in high school. Now, I have to use the gizmo key to get it. I'm just glad the problem isn't my age. I thought it was just my getting older that ma...
by collie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes

Thank you, Chris. I do have an open hole flute, but currently I have the plugs in it. I wanted to wait until I conquer my low and high note issues before going with the open holes. I know that is a matter of personal opinion. I'm almost there though. I never had problems play 4th octave C when I was...
by collie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 3397

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

This is a little late, but we do have a flutist in our band who has shoulder issues from playing flute over the years. She now only plays piccolo. If there is no actual piccolo part, she just plays down an octave unless the director tells her otherwise. I did hear about one professional flutist who ...
by collie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: band chair system
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Re: band chair system

ilikeflutes, I think the place to start is with your band instructor. Ask for an appointment so that s(he) can give you feedback. Inquire about where s(he) thinks your strengths and weaknesses are and what s(he) feels you should concentrate on. Set aside time every day for practice, and do not let a...
by collie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

Effects of B Foot Joint on Hitting 4th Octave C

I recently asked a more advanced flutist than I why I had no problem playing high C in high school, and now I really struggle with it--even though I have been playing six years. I have to hit the gizmo key to get it out clearly. She told me that the difference is that when I was in high school, I ha...
by collie
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 29
Views: 37555

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

Some of the best flutists I have known are male flutists. When I was in high school, I worked my way up to playing the first part in the symphony band as a sophomore. I was sitting right next to a male flutist who I never challenged. He was a year ahead of me in school. His father was a professional...
by collie
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Tips or Tricks for Hitting Low & High Notes

Just wondering if any of you advanced flutists know of any tips or tricks for hitting notes on the opposite ends of the flute spectrum. I'm an intermediate level flutist. Last week in a rehearsal, someone gave me a tip for getting out first (low) octave C every time. I'm usually pretty good with low...
by collie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Pied Piper, thank you...my feelings exactly. I know I'll never attain the performance level she has, but I'm certainly able to play a few measures solo in whatever composition we are playing. I'd like to think of her as a mentor, but she snickers at other players when asked a question. I wish we had...
by collie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Sylvrekat ... Oh, how I chuckled over your post!! Thank you! Now, when I look at her, I'll think "Jean." Our band is non-audition, but the "Principal" gets to decide on the part you play. Every summer our "Jean" gets featured doing a solo with the band backing her up. That's in addition to all the o...
by collie
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Thank you so much for your responses. I'm happy that I'm not the only one who thinks that was a rotten trick. I think our principal flutist was hoping to make the new flutist look bad - but she hung in there. As for assigning parts to play, nobody gets to play a solo except the principal flutist...n...
by collie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Combining Instruments?
Replies: 4
Views: 3821

Re: Combining Instruments?

Years ago I played a flute duet with an oboe. It was awesome and so well received - the mellow tone of the flute with the eerie sound of the oboe. The audience actually gave us a standing ovation!
by collie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 3873

Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Hi...another newbie to this bulletin board, but not a newbie to the flute. I play first flute flute and piccolo in a wind band in our area. A few months ago, we had a new flutist join the band. The principal flutist decides what part you will play in our band. This new gal wanted to play first. The ...