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by arabians207
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking an All-State solo excerpt?
Replies: 3
Views: 4012

My lesson teacher is helping me, but she really is leaving it up to me. She offers her opinions but really wants to let me pick. There was a 2-3 week time period when I didn't see her at all so ya. I have till October 24th till the auditions so still lots of time left. After seeing my teacher last n...
by arabians207
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picking an All-State solo excerpt?
Replies: 3
Views: 4012

Picking an All-State solo excerpt?

So I am not really sure what I should do.. but I know I need to decide VERY quickly so all opinions would be great So I made All-State (Iowa) last year as a junior, and will be a senior this year. Obviously, I really want to make it again. I have seen many who got in one year and not the next so I k...
by arabians207
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 14662

My friend has the 665 (but the CODA model) and has had a few minor problems with it. All would be pretty easy to fix.. her super loose headjoint (to the point it moves while shes playing it), sticky keys.. noisy thumb key (my Dolce did that too but was fixed as it just needed oiling) , screw coming ...
by arabians207
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Private Lessons
Replies: 3
Views: 4040

Private lessons really do help if you have a good teacher. I started playing in 5th grade and only had lessons the school provided up until the summer before my sophomore year. I was usually 2nd-3rd chair (of about 15). Sophomore year my mom decided I could take private lessons and I've improved an ...
by arabians207
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Cadenzas for Mozart Concerto No. 1
Replies: 10
Views: 14608

I played this last year for solo ensemble, and I wrote my own cadenza (with the help of my teacher)

Heres a recording of the whole thing (the one of me actually at solo/ensemble is much better, but doesn't have the cadenza)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DCUS1GJSMs
cadenza starts at 6:37
by arabians207
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a Piccolo
Replies: 18
Views: 22302

So i know this is a little old... Did you get to try them out?? And I just wanted to add that my flute that I started and played on for 5 years was a King. They are older (my mom got hers new in highschool) but I think they are pretty nice. It seemed to be a bit nicer than most other student flutes....
by arabians207
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha Allegro
Replies: 5
Views: 3929

I also agree with Phineas on going for the 500 series. The allegro isn't much different except it has a gold plated lip I think. I tried an Allegro (the all silver, or the more silver Allegro model) and while it was much better than my flute I had and has always played (it was old.. ).. the other fl...
by arabians207
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help with Third Octave
Replies: 3
Views: 4455

What has really helped me is doing long tones starting on a B (right above the staff) and going up chromatically until you don't know the notes anymore. Also what helped me around third octave A/B/C (not much more above) was learning the notes above so like if I was having a hard time with A, learni...
by arabians207
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: piccolo solo
Replies: 4
Views: 4659

Just practice! When I first started playing picc, I found it hard to switch between the two quickly, but now its not a problem at all.
by arabians207
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Picolo for Irish trad?
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

I used to play in an Irish Music Ensemble and 2 of us played piccolo quite often, more often then the tin whistle (I didn't have one, but the other person did. I only heard her play it in maybe one song..) I think it fits in well with Irish Music :)

Hope that answers your question.
by arabians207
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Looking for opinions....
Replies: 20
Views: 12303

I'd definitely look for a Yamaha in the 200 series, or if you can afford it the 500 series as they come with a handmade headjoint, which makes a HUGE difference. From your list I'd probably say the Jupiter. I have never played one myself, but I have heard very good reviews on them from several membe...
by arabians207
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Making All-State- Good solos?
Replies: 4
Views: 5054

I'm not just starting flute :) I've been playing for 5-6 years, and i'm pretty advanced IMO. I played the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major last year and got a nearly perfect score (one point off) in solo/ensemble. I just have not tried out on flute before, although I'm definitely up to the challenge...
by arabians207
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Making All-State- Good solos?
Replies: 4
Views: 5054

Making All-State- Good solos?

So after recently deciding to quit violin lessons and to quit playing violin competitively, I now have flute that I need to work on VERY hard if I want to make All-State. I am going to be a junior next year, so I have two years, although making it both years would be.. amazing, I'd just like to make...
by arabians207
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: I have a question regarding B lever and Bb key
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

For this note it does not matter where your thumb is. There are some notes though that you cannot have the Bb thumb on such as F#3. Most notes it does not matter where your thumb is.
by arabians207
Fri May 30, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wasn't sure where top put this.. decision about college
Replies: 4
Views: 3851

I think I am just going to do flute, and quit violin at school as a major thing. I will keep playing at church as I do, and do it for fun, but I just can't continue doing both so competitively. I really just enjoy band/flute SO much more, and I have been pretty positive I want to do this for quite a...