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by etgohomeok
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Success! ...(sort of)
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

I just finished bombing an audition that involved this solo. Congratulations on getting it. I'll warn you though, judges at auditions are PICKY with this song.
by etgohomeok
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Recording Software
Replies: 10
Views: 5805

I've had experience with Cubase, an expensive program, and Audacity. In the end, I got rid of Cubase and I use Audacity. It is better than anything you'll find under thousands of dollars.
by etgohomeok
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 26966

I'll tell you it is possible to make all state band as a freshman because I did it here in North Carolina when I was a freshman (Junior this year, not gonna make it unfortunately :( )

Basically, practice hard. And practice EVERYTHING.
by etgohomeok
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sticky pads on a new Pearl Flute !
Replies: 16
Views: 10844

If you get a sticky pad in a bad situation where special paper isn't available, use a one dollar (or higher, anything works) bill. They work ok for a little while.
by etgohomeok
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: The most important aspects of a good audition
Replies: 15
Views: 12026

I just got back from an audition. The advice I have to give is practice everything, don't focus only on your weakest aspect.

If sight reading is part of the audition, get the notes and rhythms right before you try adding musicality. That's what screwed me up yesterday.
by etgohomeok
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Chromatic Scale (High Register)
Replies: 4
Views: 5638

Well, my chromatic score was OK, but I completely bombed the sight reading, which I didn't think was too bad. My solo score wasn't too good either. Funny how you do OK on the things you don't expect to and crappy on things you feel confident about. What sucks is I made fifth chair. The first four ar...
by etgohomeok
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Do you practice sitting or standing?
Replies: 22
Views: 19477

I always stand. I feel my air flows better and I have more freedom to "move with the music," or whatever what us flute players do is called.
by etgohomeok
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: my Stars and Stripes Forever piccolo solo DISASTER!!
Replies: 21
Views: 14861

I was first chair at an honors band one year and we played this really loud, really high march called Galop. I was new on the piccolo and I was stupid in deciding to play it as first chair at this concert. The concert went on, and I thought it was OK. So they make CD's of these concerts. I got the C...
by etgohomeok
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 16728

I was taught a trick that is supposed to extend your breathing. Cut off the top of a plastic bottle so you have a funnel-like shape, and breathe through it. Carry it around and use it whenever you can. It forces you to take deep breathes or something like that.
by etgohomeok
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Chromatic Scale (High Register)
Replies: 4
Views: 5638

Chromatic Scale (High Register)

I have an important audition in a couple of days. I need to play scales, a solo, and sightread. Everything sounds OK except for my chromatic scale, which is the full range (C to C). The first problem is the high notes. My fingers just don't want to do them properly. They just jump around crap comes ...
by etgohomeok
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Beatboxing on the flute-How?
Replies: 3
Views: 4921

I tried it myself once and failed. Basically, from what I've read, you have to learn to beatbox properly first. There is a certain technique that involves flowing air in several ways at the same time, making several sounds at a time.
by etgohomeok
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Trill?
Replies: 11
Views: 10652

I played it a couple of years back and (if I'm thinking of the same trill) I just trilled to a C natural using the left thumb key. I actually think it sounds better than trilling to a Db.