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by lianeandflute
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tonguing
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Re: Tonguing

hmm.. well, you said that you do practice slowly. sometimes you have to give your body time to get used to it. when i practice mozart i start really slowly do that tonguing is clear and also rhythm is really precise and then gradually speed up over time. but it's also good to practice the notes with...
by lianeandflute
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Scales
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Scales

you could try the moyse daily exercises (these cover whole range), moyse 480 exercises on scales and arpeggios or taffanel & gaubert 17 daily exercises… or something else that i haven't thought of. also, you don't have to do the same thing every day either. for example 1 day you could do as you do n...
by lianeandflute
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10787

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

er… i'm assuming you're talking about a spam post that was then deleted and not my post? haha
by lianeandflute
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Pulling Footjoint Out for Comfort
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Re: Pulling Footjoint Out for Comfort

i confused the words tenon and rod in my mind. yeah the head joint tenon is a lot longer which makes it okay for pulling out but we wouldn't pull it out more than like half an inch normally, it's not designed to be pulled out much further then that. the foot joint tenon is not designed to be pulled ...
by lianeandflute
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Pulling Footjoint Out for Comfort
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Re: Pulling Footjoint Out for Comfort

it might damage the joiny bit (ah, flute jargon! i'm so knowledgable). also could make it easier for the foot joint to fall off. maybe a flute technician could help you out to reposition the key or something. … ?
by lianeandflute
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10787

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

phineas: sorry, misunderstood what you wrote! reading it again it makes sense. maybe the sankyo headjoint is easier to use than the muramatsu for some. as i said before, i never had any issues with the muramatsu headoint, the only problem i had was with the weight of the instrument (going from c foo...
by lianeandflute
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?
Replies: 6
Views: 6724

Re: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?

sidekicker - i get what you're saying about the reinecke. (although - i think the aim in a competition is to make a piece that is difficult sound like it's not - for you anyway. haha!) i usually think baroque pieces aren't appropriate for eisteddfods and competitions but it's hard for me to say beca...
by lianeandflute
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10787

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

phineas: please don't take what i said personally! it's only my opinion based on my own experience and watching those around me. i'm only 18, so i'm not the most experienced flute player in the world and haven't seen every flute student that ever existed. everyone is different anyway. i think i woul...
by lianeandflute
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10787

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

i know what you mean. and i know it's not a normal beginner's instrument. but i don't see how buying a b foot for a child is okay but not an EX :S and also buying someone a crap instrument is a horrible way to start and makes life harder, start with a good instrument and you can progress a lot faste...
by lianeandflute
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10787

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

just putting it out there, the "beginner" muramatsus are probably a million times better than any yamaha or pearl because muramatsu works at an incredibly high level of craftsmanship. it will just cost more than a yamaha or pearl. but then your daughter would be starting out on a very good instrumen...
by lianeandflute
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing notes above high A
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

Re: Playing notes above high A

i think i read the analogy somewhere on this forum!! i really liked it so it stuck in my head. i can't remember who said it. possibly fluteguy18 but not sure.
by lianeandflute
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing notes above high A
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

Re: Playing notes above high A

If it was me I would say supporting the air (abdominal muscles). But also with high notes you need to make the hold in your lips smaller (not by tensing though) so the air comes out faster. It's like a hose. Turn it on and water comes out, if you put your thumb over the hole half way, the water come...
by lianeandflute
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?
Replies: 6
Views: 6724

Re: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?

If you like Reinecke, he also wrote a Ballade for flute and orchestra which is a really nice piece and probably easier to memorise than the concerto.
by lianeandflute
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Playing notes above high A
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

Re: Playing notes above high A

I think you should experiment with the methods given above to try to change it, but if that doesn't work, it's definitely worth getting it checked out by a good flute technician.
by lianeandflute
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Moyse Daily Exercises
Replies: 9
Views: 6191

Re: Moyse Daily Exercises

he explains at the beginning of the book! He made a chart type thing for 26 a day cycle and divided the letters up into groups of 4. So you do 4 letters a day. it's a lot of work actually. i prefer doing everything in the book on 1 tonic a day. the order is: 1) ABCD 2) ABCD 3) EFGH 4) ABCD 5) IJKL 6...