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by wkzh
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 6412

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

I agree that the electronics have there place and I understand it can be hard to be able to afford people to play/sing with you all the time. However, the thing about music which makes it so great is the collaboration of it. If you reduce everything down to just one person I feel like there is some...
by wkzh
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Improving a Flutes Performance - Help Needed!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Re: Improving a Flutes Performance - Help Needed!!!

Ultimately as I am a Product Design student, I am looking to design a product that will either improve a flautists understanding of temperature effects or improve their control over temperature effects. Ahh that explains the funny questions. Initially looking at this for flutes/flutists makes sense...
by wkzh
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?
Replies: 16
Views: 16700

Re: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?

It's totally untrue. You must understand a teeny bit of details on how we whistle... 1) Noise made in mouth. 2) Noise travels to some open cavity. 3) Some frequencies resonate in this cavity and you hear them. In other words... so long as you have any random space in your mouth that air can get thro...
by wkzh
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: My introduction and my annoying "which flute" post.
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Re: My introduction and my annoying "which flute" post.

Hello there! Welcome! I can only answer question (1), due to lack of time. I stand by my Muramatsu. (Y) As for the B-foot, you may not need it now, but when you do need it in future... you'd be mightly glad you got it. (Did I say this somewhere else on this forum??...) The tone -may- have change, bu...
by wkzh
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 17309

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

Regarding the bubble style piccolo headjoint, it's partly style/appearance, As I said, it looks cooler :wink: As pp also said, embouchure's a major factor. Even if everybody had the same embouchure, fatigue's a problem. About tone holes... anybody ever heard Lopatin's squareONE piccolos? As in, hea...
by wkzh
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 17309

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

The person I was talking to didn't you "can't" get a sweeter softer tone out of a metel piccolo, just that it was harder to do and harder to get the timbre to fit in with most orchestras. Basiclly that it was just less desireable. Basically, limited flexibility (if I may add a local interjection, "...
by wkzh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 17309

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

The material may have some impact on the sound, but the effect is slight when compared to the different bores. Actually, as far as I have read, it's the other way around: Different bores don't impact the sound, it's actually due to the difference in maximum size of the tone holes. Other than that, ...
by wkzh
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Octave Trilling
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Re: Octave Trilling

If you need really fast octave jumps, you could write the arrangement for two flutes, or a flute and a piccolo. First flute plays the top note, second flute the bottom note, in quick succession, and repeat. I agree. Based on a theory I worked out recently, a true "octave trill," or "octave tremolo"...
by wkzh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 25575

Re: Different sound through different pads ?

The Coltman Paper concludes exactly the opposite and is concerned with acoustic losses which end up being statistically insignificant. There is no difference in flute tone due to the pads. Ah yes, I was absolutely wondering whether it was significant or not. So I guess they AREN'T significant at al...
by wkzh
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 25575

Re: Different sound through different pads ?

I managed to fish out a paper by Coltman... apparently Schmidt pads DO change your tone. It makes you brighter, essentially: reflects higher frequencies better, doesn't do much for lower frequencies. That, actually, seems to be a pretty predictable result, but when it comes down to experimentation.....
by wkzh
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10934

Re: Playing Tremolo

Haha snoring. I guess whichever fluttertonguing is more common depends on a geographical thing? It'd be something interesting to research on! When I said control, I meant that most people who do the uvular flutter reduce it to a gargle rather than a controlled, steady trill. And if you've ever heard...
by wkzh
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10934

Re: Playing Tremolo

Ahhh I see. But admittedly, I think what most flautists use as "fluttertonguing" is not a suitable substitute for violin tremolos: doesn't achieve anything like it. However, do note that there are TWO types of fluttertonguing: one's an "alveolar trill" (using the tongue) and is what we're most famil...
by wkzh
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 12699

Re: High notes and...

I'm an asthmatic too, actually. How long you can play a note depends on your lung size. Apparently playing long tones does NOT extend your maximum breath length, I'm postulating that all it does is increase your efficiency so you can hold notes longer. (Don't talk about divers, they don't actually s...
by wkzh
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Playing Tremolo
Replies: 18
Views: 10934

Re: Playing Tremolo

It's not fluttertonguing, I can testify to that... because nobody would fluttertongue with absolutely no intention to. I think it'd be more of "flutter-throating".
by wkzh
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 12699

Re: High notes and...

Random weirdish question... has anyone else noticed it being particularly easy to hold the D above the staff longer than other notes? If you have, any idea why this might be? If you can hold it considerably much much muchhh longer... I think your embouchure may need a bit of reworking. It IS techni...