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by Fox
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 9354

I wouldn't say I'm more advanced. I had studied on my own for a long time, and now that I have a really good teacher I'm unlearning all my bad habits so I got thrown back to square one again.

I'll take a look at those books you mentioned - thanks.
by Fox
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 9354

That's pretty cool. It makes more sense than doing what I'm doing i.e. picking up any music scores that look interesting and seeing how I'm getting on. I picked up the Brandenburg Concerto recently. It is a nightmare for a new player like me to get past the first line of music with most the notes i...
by Fox
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 9354

I'm not going for the tests or anything. I'm using the requirements as a personal set of goals.
by Fox
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 9354

numptie - first I'll answer the most important part of your post ... the cartoon is Disney's Robin Hood.

The second part - I contacted ABRSM and asked them what did they mean by that their answer: It is a simple chord from the tonic.
by Fox
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Fluteworld.com
Replies: 9
Views: 4870

I bought from fluteworld. I ordered 4 flutes to try and sent three of them back. No problems at all.
by Fox
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: ABRSM
Replies: 30
Views: 9354

ABRSM

For the requirements for the ABRSM tests they ask for arpeggios to be able to play the "common chords". I asked my teacher about this but she just kinda shrugged it off and said it was just the chords 1, 3, 5; but, I'm wondering if that's right. Anyone know what they mean by "common chords"?
by Fox
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difficulty with low register still after one year
Replies: 17
Views: 9137

I'm also having a similar problem with C#, C, and B. A couple days ago I asked my teacher about these notes. Her answer was that sometimes these lower notes are just hard for some people. She suggested that I continue doing the Trevor Wye long tone exercises, and to focus my air stream more downward...
by Fox
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A - C Fingering
Replies: 3
Views: 2474

Thanks. I'm comparing these charts with the ones I have :-)
by Fox
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A - C Fingering
Replies: 3
Views: 2474

A - C Fingering

Hey guys, I've been looking at the fingerings for the upper register and I have a problem with the proper fingering. I have two charts and diagrams in Trevor Wye's Beginners book. The notes from High A to C are different in each chart. The chart I have been using the most says to press down the foll...
by Fox
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10012

No no. The violinist isn't flutter tonguing. The flute player would use flutter tonguing when playing what violinist would play as Tremolo.
by Fox
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10012

fluteguy18 - I don't talk to string players! They all think they're better than the wind players.

I also asked in another forum and they mentioned that it wouldn't be vibrato; it would be flutter-tonguing.
by Fox
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Mentally keeping time/counting
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

I've been having the same problem. I use a metronome and it's perfect. I try it without a metronome and I don't have any concept of keeping time. And when I play with others I'll get lost after the second measure. What I've been trying to do with Brahm's Lullaby is that first I played it with the me...
by Fox
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10012

Playing Tremolo

When playing a piece for violin how would you play tremolo? Would that be vibrato?
by Fox
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What and how do you practise?
Replies: 8
Views: 5805

When I have the time I try and do the following: 20 minutes long tones 10 minutes scales 10 minutes variable exercises 10 minutes beginner book 10 minutes new music But because of work and limited time I sometimes don't get to all of it but I try and do long tones and scales every day. I do wish som...
by Fox
Sun May 30, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Headjoint Smell
Replies: 8
Views: 12958

I wrap a small cotton cloth, that I got from fluteworld, around the cleaning rod and use that to wipe the inside. I then use a shimmy type cloth to clean the outside (I made sure it was not one of those silver polish cloths) and that's all I do to clean the whole flute actually.