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by BrightFlute
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: intonation
Replies: 12
Views: 11502

That would help if you are trying to lower the pitch, or if you were playing the lower octave. I don't see how that would help the top octave, but again, without seeing and hearing...it's hard to say.

My advice...try it in front of a tuner!
by BrightFlute
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: intonation
Replies: 12
Views: 11502

Hmmm...since when I frown, it's all in my forehead, unless my mouth twist funky, I bet your section leader frowns different from me. I KNOW many folk frown and most of it is in the mouth area. I would have to SEE how SHE frowns to know if that would help. My gut answer is HUH??? and No.
by BrightFlute
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: intonation
Replies: 12
Views: 11502

I guess I mis-stated what I actually meant. Sorry. Yes, rolling in and out DOES lower or raise the pitch. However, it changes the tamber of the tone. It's hard to describe. Also, if you are rolling back and forth, the flute won't be stable. When a flute is unstable, it makes fast passages more diffi...
by BrightFlute
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: intonation
Replies: 12
Views: 11502

I personally think that a lot of intonation control is finding your "sweet spot" when it comes to flute playing [in addition to support and embouchure control]...........James Galway keeps his headjoint rolled REALLY far inward.......... My college flute prof of years back (Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, D...
by BrightFlute
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 26788

Whether or not a freshman can make the All-State band in Texas depends on several things, including drive, determination, practice, natural ability, organizational skills, and the other competition. By the time you see this post, All-State season for you freshman year will be over, but you can start...
by BrightFlute
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Private Teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

Bandnerd,

Are you still looking for a teacher? I haven't checked this board in a while. I live in North Texas. Actually in between Dallas and Ft. Worth. I taught flute in Austin, but have not set one up yet here. If you need lessons and are close, I'm game. Send a PM my direction!
by BrightFlute
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: WhErE iZ eVeRyOnE fRoM!?
Replies: 114
Views: 73490

Bedford, Texas. For those of you needing more info, it's between Dallas and Ft. Worth. HEY! Another Tx person? Wow lol that makes about ten just today I've run across. I've been to Benford, or rather through it, a few times. I don't travel as much as I used too. Have you ever heard of a little plac...
by BrightFlute
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Recommend Good Flute Instruction Book...
Replies: 36
Views: 29626

Julius Baker Book

Krazy Flutist, what is the name of the Julius Baker book that is similar to the rubank, but more advanced? I have not heard of it, but would like to start using it with students. I also agree that the melodius and prog studies can get a bit tedius. I don't use it much. Students think it's boring.
by BrightFlute
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 12
Views: 10615

BandNerd, No, you DON'T have to have a tuner, especially for just practicing at home, but it's a great suggestion to add to a Christmas "wish list" to give to family and friends. They come in all price ranges. The more you try to tune, the better your ear gets. Having a tuner helps two ways. Obvious...
by BrightFlute
Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flute is the best to have?
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

Glad I could help. It's funny that I picked YOUR height for comparison. Just so you know, most students already want to turn their left hand too much. If you think of the left hand as being either parallel (flat against the flute) or perpendicular (actual is NOT exactly, but at a small angle), it's ...
by BrightFlute
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flute is the best to have?
Replies: 19
Views: 11802

inline vs offset "g"

Maybe I prefer inline because I have long fingers. My college prof also preferred inline. In general, I DO feel hand position is less likely to become "lazy" with the inline, however, there are times when I suggest a student go with offset. What I do with my students is to try to set their hand posi...
by BrightFlute
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Vibrato on the Flute?
Replies: 9
Views: 8833

Emily's basic approach to learning vibrato is correct. My college professor actually wrote a book called "Flute fundamentals". In it, she mentions a study that was done on vibrato. It was discovered that the larynx actually vibrates when a correct, relaxed vibrato is produced. I won't go into detail...
by BrightFlute
Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: What fingering is B#?
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

If no one has clarified this for you yet, yes, B# is the same fingering (inharmonic) as C. Likewise, Cb is the same as B. - Terri Do not threadomance.. :x Bladibla, What are you talking about? "threadomance???" I've never heard of that word. What are you REALLY saying? Besides, YOU were not the per...
by BrightFlute
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

Hey, since your post is two years old, you might have your answer, however, if still having trouble, check out my WWW below. It's the link to my yahoo flute group. Several of us can coach you through learning vibrato. - Terri
by BrightFlute
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: tense hands
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Lana, you nay have solved this problem by now, but I thought I would answer anyway. Your problem is more from your hand position than from the amount of time you have played flute. Of course, the BEST solution is to get with a flute teacher who can observe you play so they can adjust your hand posit...