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by lianeandflute
Sun May 29, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Seeking advices to improve my tone
Replies: 12
Views: 5764

Re: Seeking advices to improve my tone

Well, if you have a hard time with breath I would highly recommend doing what I said in the point about playing each note chromatically for as long as possible. If you put the metronome on 60 and write down every day how many seconds you get on each note, you can track your progress and watch your i...
by lianeandflute
Sun May 29, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Seeking advices to improve my tone
Replies: 12
Views: 5764

Re: Seeking advices to improve my tone

Your tone is not bad! You made it sound as if you were a beginner again but you don't sound like that at all. What is your practicing like at the moment? It's always good to spend a decent amount of time on long notes (long tones) at the beginning of every practice session to work on tone. I heard t...
by lianeandflute
Fri May 27, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27044

Re: Self Learning?

I think you are along the same thought lines as I am fingerbun. (In Kennedy's defence, his classical music is just incredible but unfortunately he is looked down upon and not taken seriously due to the way he dresses and behaves, and because he has made a lot of folk and jazz albums - simply because...
by lianeandflute
Sat May 21, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Please help ne with my Tonguing!
Replies: 1
Views: 2003

Re: Please help ne with my Tonguing!

abdominal support. practice scales repeating tonguing on each note several times and try to make it clearer each time. abdominal support. getting clean tonguing isn't about using lots of tongue or not much tongue or lots of air, if you support the air through abdominal support you don't need much ai...
by lianeandflute
Sat May 21, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Moyse Daily Exercises
Replies: 9
Views: 6172

Re: Moyse Daily Exercises

ME!!! actually… i used to. i didn't play them how he said to though. i played everything in the book on 1 tonic note a day. e.g. monday on C (major and minor keys), tuesday C#, etc. it would take 30 mins to an hour depending on how i practiced (properly with different articulations, dynamics and var...
by lianeandflute
Fri May 20, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27044

Re: Self Learning?

i think you are very right. and i also think i am right too… haha. i kind of think we are agreeing but with different angles. i stand by what i said but also agree with you and respect what you have to say as i know you have a lot of experience with performing different styles of music to make money.
by lianeandflute
Thu May 19, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: AMEB (Australian) Flute Exam coming up! HELP ME!
Replies: 12
Views: 7668

Re: AMEB (Australian) Flute Exam coming up! HELP ME!

YAY!!!! That's a fantastic mark! Who suggested you skip to grade 6? … I wouldn't suggest that, only because it's a HUGE jump between those grades. Maybe you could skip to 4th grade? That would seem more realistic, haha! Have a look at the syllabus and listen to some of the pieces for 4th grade and 6...
by lianeandflute
Wed May 18, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver v Gold v Wood?
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Silver v Gold v Wood?

jesus. so many flutes… !!!!! i just want ONE gold flute, and he has FIFTEEN. *sobs*

and i didn't even know gold altos were made!! i wonder what difference in sound is created with a gold alto, because altos are quite deep and warm already…

"a bunch of piccolos" lol
by lianeandflute
Tue May 17, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver v Gold v Wood?
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Silver v Gold v Wood?

yeah who knows! haha. i read somewhere that he said his favourite flute is his platinum flute. he is very much a power player too.
by lianeandflute
Tue May 17, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver v Gold v Wood?
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Silver v Gold v Wood?

some power players like to play on platinum flutes.
by lianeandflute
Tue May 17, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27044

Re: Self Learning?

but i think that the different areas of music - classical, jazz, rock - are so specialised that it's hard for anyone to cross over successfully. It would be nice if we could all do everything but there's just so much to each style that it's really hard to do one area well without neglecting another...
by lianeandflute
Mon May 16, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver v Gold v Wood?
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Silver v Gold v Wood?

http://www.larrykrantz.com/geneva.htm a little further down on this page in the link is robert dick's view on some performers in a top notch competition playing gold and silver and how power players handle the materials :) he says (i copied and pasted from the link above): "In a recent thread on FLU...
by lianeandflute
Mon May 16, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolos - solid or plated silver keys?
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Piccolos - grenadilla vs. cocus wood!? / lip plate?

Hi again! Well, I've decided (after a discussion with my local flute dealer/technician) that I want solid silver keys because, while they tarnish, they can be easily repaired and I can clean them myself in the meantime, but silver plating wears away and is difficult to fix up. I want this piccolo to...
by lianeandflute
Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver v Gold v Wood?
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Silver v Gold v Wood?

the thing is also that materials can have a different sound for everyone. you have to try lots of different types yourself to see what works for you ultimately. generally, this is what people tend to think the difference is: gold: warm, dark silver: bright, sparkling wood: i don't know a lot about w...
by lianeandflute
Mon May 16, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: FLUTE RAIN COVER
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

Re: FLUTE RAIN COVER

it is possible to buy flutes that are waterproof… don't know specifics though. sorry. i only know that a shop called "flute tree" in sydney (australia) makes its own flutes (as well as selling high end flutes) called TWG (the woodwind group) and they also make plastic flutes are that waterproof and ...