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by vampav8trix
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 3 New Pieces - Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9643

I am sorry to hear that you didn't make the cut fluteguy18. :cry:

Keep plugging away. Where there is a will there is a way.
by vampav8trix
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Maggie, I would try and get a new flute as soon as possible if you are going to try for an entrance exam next year. My instructor says it takes about a year to get use to a new flute. I can believe that. You might have to make some adjustments not only for the key positions but also for the cut of t...
by vampav8trix
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 3 New Pieces - Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 9643

but how is that realistic? theres only so many hours in the day. if people started playing years before me, assuming theyre already in the program and still practising, theyve had plenty more practise hours than i. thats simple math that should matter in this situation but for some reason doesnt. g...
by vampav8trix
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 381 or Emerson ELD
Replies: 4
Views: 5118

If you are still looking to purchase the Yamaha, PM me. I have a 385 for sale.
by vampav8trix
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing f#
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

I just got a Muramatsu. I was playing yesterday and I played an F# with my middle finger and was shocked. There was a huge difference in sound with this flute. No more cheating.

With the Yamaha it was hardly noticeable.
by vampav8trix
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Hi, I just got the flute 2 days ago and I am doing a trial. I can already tell a difference between the two flutes. The Muramatsu has a much richer darker tone. The low notes are very powerful. The whole flute has a better scale. It doesn't take as much effort to play in tune in the third octive. It...
by vampav8trix
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 14018

Like Phineas said. The difference between a 381 and a 481 is the material. They are constructed identically the same. I have a 385 and I perfer it over the solid silver flutes. But that's just me. I love a dark tone. I think that yamaha makes some of the best student flutes. I just bought a Muramats...
by vampav8trix
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing f#
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

I tend to play it that way in fast passages but mostly in the third register. My F# tends to be really sharp and playing it with the middle finger flattens it out. I can't adjust my embrouchre fast enough to flatten it out when I am zipping along.
by vampav8trix
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

The only thing I can suggest is that you ask if the tech that is doing your annual COA polish the flute. It might cost a little extra. You are having your flute cleaned and adjusted at least once a year aren't you?
by vampav8trix
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: The Goldfinch
Replies: 5
Views: 3499

Hi, I have never played it but here is how you can figure out how to count it out if you are having problems with that part. I will try to explain how to figure out a complex rhythm. I majored in percussion in college and I had a fantastic instructor. First take the music and slow it way down. Write...
by vampav8trix
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rhythms Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 5368

Hi, I will try to explain how to figure out a complex rhythm. I majored in percussion in college and I had a fantastic instructor. First take the music and slow it way down. Write out how you would count the rhythm below the notes. Get out the metronome and make it painfully slow and count out loud...
by vampav8trix
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Rhythms Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 5368

Hi, I will try to explain how to figure out a complex rhythm. I majored in percussion in college and I had a fantastic instructor. First take the music and slow it way down. Write out how you would count the rhythm below the notes. Get out the metronome and make it painfully slow and count out loud ...
by vampav8trix
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Playing more than one measure at a time? (Out of breath)
Replies: 7
Views: 4665

Hi, I started playing flute again after a 25 year break about 4 to 5 months ago. I didn't play any wind instrument before then. My instructor has me doing long tones. I have definitely seen some improvement in the endurance department. -Start on low D. -Set the metronome for 60bpm. -Play for as long...
by vampav8trix
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 34262

I just think that the grading is interesting. It gives me an idea of what someone is talking about when they say that they are taking their grade 8 exam. It also helps give me an idea of what to expect if I order some music from flute world. I can order something that will be challengeing enough for...
by vampav8trix
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 34262

Hi, I just recently joined this board and this is my first post. Thank you so much for posting that chart. I have always wondered what the international flute players were talking about when they were doing their level 6 exam. This is nice. I just started playing 4 months ago after a 25 year break. ...