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by sweetensour
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Low notes
Replies: 4
Views: 3618

Low notes

also, drop your jaw to let lots of warm air go through the
hole. keep practicing and you'll get it.
by sweetensour
Sun May 25, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: my flute turns me black.....
Replies: 16
Views: 16215

my flute turns me black.....

on the anti-bacterial spray stuff... couldn't you
also use some sort of mouthwash? or would that leave a residue..
by sweetensour
Sat May 24, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: my flute turns me black.....
Replies: 16
Views: 16215

my flute turns me black.....

this never happened to me, but my friend told me
about how she polished her flute right before a concert and it made marks on her
face. try wiping the mouthpiece really well with a clean cloth.
by sweetensour
Fri May 23, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: switching to a double-reed
Replies: 1
Views: 3207

switching to a double-reed

it could potentially mess you up if you play both of them at the same time. i tried playing the oboe once, but it was only for a few days and i was just trying it out for fun. i think the embouchures are different for each instrument, so it would take some adjustment between them. if the transition ...
by sweetensour
Sat May 03, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can someone help?
Replies: 3
Views: 4104

Can someone help?

it really helps if you play with a metronome. start
at a slow beat like damjan said, and only turn it up faster when you've played
the sequence perfectly. it's all about muscle memory, so if you keep practicing
you'll get it. : )
by sweetensour
Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: new flute
Replies: 20
Views: 14668

new flute

kool! let us know how everything goes when you get it.
by sweetensour
Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: vibrato
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

vibrato

check out this old thread, it should help. : )
http://www.fluteland.com/idealbb/view.a ... 3426DD8739}
by sweetensour
Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: new flute
Replies: 20
Views: 14668

new flute

that's a pretty extensive list of requirements! anyway.. my friend is getting a muramatsu (?? i don't remember exactly, it's a japanese brand) and it's supposed to be REALLY nice. no need for alternate fingerings, perfect pitch, but really expensive.. hers is gonna cost 12k. so if you're willing to ...
by sweetensour
Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing Outside
Replies: 6
Views: 5357

Playing Outside

oh but it does.. for our band festival, they made us
wait outside for 10 mins and it was freezing. our pitch got really screwed up
because of that, cause we didn't have enough time to warm up again.
by sweetensour
Fri Apr 18, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Piccolo - High Notes
Replies: 8
Views: 8663

Piccolo - High Notes

it IS really fun to play... go piccs! : )
by sweetensour
Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: bending notes, glissandos on the flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 9369

bending notes, glissandos on the flute?

we're playing 1,2,4, and 6 of lincolnshire. we just added on the 4th movement, i LOVE those runs!! i've been practicing them a lot.. and yeah i get to play the solo! i think i know what you're talking about with the puffing cheeks thing, i tried out this weird thing with my mouth and it bends the no...
by sweetensour
Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: starting all over again
Replies: 5
Views: 5560

starting all over again

ooo every time i hear 'tuner,' i remember what my band directors have always told me.. (it's engraved in my head) when you want to tune your instrument and have a tuner handy, play your note first and sit on it a while, then look at the tuner. if you look at the tuner then play, you're just adjustin...
by sweetensour
Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Open vs Closed hole flutes
Replies: 9
Views: 13159

Open vs Closed hole flutes

the student model flutes (closed) with the c
foot have a pretty limited range.. i tried to play C4 and couldn't get anything
out. haven't tried it on a closed-holed flute with a b foot though, i've heard
that it helps to have that gizmo key. gahh i hate those high notes!
by sweetensour
Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Open vs Closed hole flutes
Replies: 9
Views: 13159

Open vs Closed hole flutes

i'd been playing on a closed-holed flute for around 7 years, and this year my friend (who is going to have her 5th flute soon... ahh!!) lent me one of her old open-holed flutes. my old flute is a really good flute for being a beginner's, but when i first started playing my friend's flute there was a...
by sweetensour
Sat Apr 05, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing Outside
Replies: 6
Views: 5357

Playing Outside

make sure your flute is dry before you put it away; wet
keys can damage your pads.. and pad replacement is very expensive.