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by Band_Geek
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Are you in or have you been in any honor bands???
Replies: 15
Views: 10932

I was in one, made 2nd chair.
by Band_Geek
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 23167

I really wanted to play the piccolo, but learning the flute was the only obstacle in my way so I learned the flute and graduated to the picc.
by Band_Geek
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: what is you biggest struggle?
Replies: 15
Views: 10375

Its not really a struggle, but currently Im focusing on adding tone color to my sound. Also, Im struggling on playing my music an octave higher just so learning the 3rd and 4th octave fingerings become more natural like the 1st and 2nd.
by Band_Geek
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Tone Color
Replies: 6
Views: 6399

Tone Color

What is tone color and how can I acheive this?
by Band_Geek
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Me or the flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 3612

It could be just the flute. School rental/storage instruments aren't exactly played every single day and kept in shape as well as a flute that is used every day.
by Band_Geek
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How long do you practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 2799

I practice anywhere from 1-3 hours. Not all of it is on the flute though... sometimes I switch to other instruments and play different music.
by Band_Geek
Wed May 31, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What chair are you/honer bands.
Replies: 40
Views: 26545

Ive always been 1st or 2nd chair but now that I am switching to Clarinet, I have no idea where I will fall. Im pretty sure that with a lot of practicing, I will at least be in the first row.
by Band_Geek
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flutist or flautist?
Replies: 22
Views: 20217

Well considering the piccolo and the fife are very similar, wouldnt us piccolo players be called fifers?
by Band_Geek
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Smokey smell within a used flute
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

Leaving out of the case for long periods of time is very hazardous to the flute. I dont think that leaving the flute out of its case will do anything to get the smell away. I have no idea how you could get rid of the smell. It might be built up mold as it is a used flute. You could probably take it ...
by Band_Geek
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Blue Ridge Overture
Replies: 6
Views: 5626

Is there anybody out there that can find an online recording of this piece? Ive looked and I cant find anything.
by Band_Geek
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Colored Piccolos?
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

Colored instruments are the kind of instruments I hate the most! Colored instruments are great for show, but they would last about 3 days of playing. An $8.00 piccolo? Youve got to be kidding me, I dont know if cheap little recorders cost that little. Even for fun, you would be wasting your time. It...
by Band_Geek
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Learned a new note!
Replies: 9
Views: 7352

I was told the exact same information in another thread I started. What you have to do is make your lips tighter, and blow faster. If you want a more in-depth description, look for a thread called "Blue Ridge Overture"
by Band_Geek
Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Learned a new note!
Replies: 9
Views: 7352

Sorry about that. I didnt mean A as in A right about the bar line. I meant the really really high A. Now, I dont have any problems because I got a new piccolo. It turns out the one that I got couldnt even get past high high B.
by Band_Geek
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Clearer Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 16930

I played a friends Yamaha, it still sounded kind of airy. Im guessing I need to make my lips more circular.
by Band_Geek
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Blue Ridge Overture
Replies: 6
Views: 5626

My band director hasnt told me that Im standing out in the really high parts. Today, we rehersed and my friend forgot her flute and picc. So I let her borrow my picc (yes I know how nasty that is). When she played, I could barely hear her, and I know she can play. So right now, I dont think Im stand...