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by Schof
Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

I'm no expert, but that could be as simple as tightening a screw. Do you know any experienced flute players who can tell you what's wrong with it for sure?
by Schof
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I'm allergic to my flute!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5254

Try playing a silver or silver plated flute and see if it makes a difference. It might, but try it out first in case it doesn't work.
by Schof
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: what is double and triple tonguing? its sounds really ha
Replies: 12
Views: 10139

Re: what is double and triple tonguing? its sounds really ha

I don't see what the big deal is about double/triple-tounging. I can single-tongue any fast passage I've ever been faced with. To be honest I think it hinders your sound when you use it. I see no need to practice it. When well practiced you can hardly tell the player is using the k sound at all, th...
by Schof
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Bb thumb Key.
Replies: 12
Views: 9055

Once you are used to it you can decide when it's appropriate. Remember there are other ways of playing Bb too.
by Schof
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Bb thumb Key.
Replies: 12
Views: 9055

Just do some F scales and stuff with the alternate, also use it when playing any music and not just where your teacher told you to use it. Unless it's an inconveniance to the upcoming fingerings I would use it as often as possible. Soon you'll get very used to it.
by Schof
Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Learned a new note!
Replies: 9
Views: 7230

just high A natural??? try playing ALL octaves on a piccolo! (at least all that it allows...) i recently heard that if u play long enough you can lose partially hearing in your right ear...so ear plugs and cotton balls are good things!!! :D Where did you hear that? I sometimes lose hearing in my le...
by Schof
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: jazz anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

I took Jazz improv at band camp, but I felt really uncomfortable there. I was the only flute and the only girl. It was a pretty stressful class becuase there were so many loud people crammed into a little shack. I still like jazz flute, I'm just not an improviser.
by Schof
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Clearer Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 16669

Yeah it is avoidable. I don't really know what to tell you, I haven't really had that problem unless it was my flute or the wrong fingering. I guess you could just try making your embouchure a little bigger. You might be trying a to squeeze the notes out that way so just open it up and make the air ...
by Schof
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Thread titles
Replies: 1
Views: 5456

Thread titles

I just want to ask people to not make threads with titles like "???" or "I have a question!" It's not a really bad thing I just want to know what the thread is about in case I am interested or not, say if is about a brand of flute that I've never used or a technique that I can't help you with I don'...
by Schof
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Need Help on Holding out Really Looong Note in Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 8573

Yes.
by Schof
Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Clearer Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 16669

It could be a problem with your flute. Try playing a different one and see if you have the same problem.
by Schof
Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: What was your first trill?
Replies: 12
Views: 7870

Then I started in grade seven I was being taught by a grade 10. I went to her one day to ask her what the tr on my music was, and she said it was a trill, from F to G. I asked how you trill from F to G and she said "Very easily?". Very helpful. She soon realised I didn't know what a trill was and sh...
by Schof
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Gerblah, I feel noobish...help?
Replies: 3
Views: 3390

If you're having trouble going from D to E natural it's probably because you're not used to raising one finger without the others. Next time you're in some class or somehting that is boring you put your hand on the desk and lift one finger and leave the rest down. Do this with each finger untill you...
by Schof
Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Clearly, everyone here is Christian or Jewish.
But have a good uh, time anyway everyone.
hurray!
by Schof
Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Alternative fingering
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

For A) you might want to try just not using your right hand. Just lift your ring finger on the left hand to get the E. For B) just use the trill key that's between your first and second finger on your right hand.Neither of these will really sound as good as the traditional fingering, but they're use...