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by lianeandflute
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Trembling embouchure/ arms while playing
Replies: 5
Views: 10458

Re: Trembling embouchure/ arms while playing

i have no idea what you do for practicing so forgive me if i say what you are already doing. in order to gain control over the muscles in your lips, you have a to do a lot of long notes. i've never really had issues with trembling lips unless i stopped doing long notes (long tones) for a while. it r...
by lianeandflute
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 14
Views: 12498

Re: Breathing

Not only the capacity of your lungs determine how long you are able to play a phrase. It's also a function of the development of your particular tone. This is because when you work on your tone you learn how to save the air you have inside, how not to waste it is a work of art, believe me, and also...
by lianeandflute
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: teaching flute
Replies: 4
Views: 4146

Re: teaching flute

if this is to teach yourself then you should get a teacher, the DVD may not be reliable. if you are the teacher… you don't need a DVD to show your students how to play, (it may be unreliable anyway), you should show them how to play yourself. as for the books, i don't think there is a single book, o...
by lianeandflute
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Recommend me some pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

Re: Recommend me some pieces

er… maybe stock up on core repertoire? like mozart, bach, handel, poulenc?
by lianeandflute
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I want to completely start over my Embouchure.
Replies: 22
Views: 10736

Re: I want to completely start over my Embouchure.

we all have irregularities in our lips. sometimes i look at professionals' natural lips and they are totally different to their embouchure, e.g. my flute teacher at the sydney conservatorium (she is principal flute in the aus. ballet & opera orchestra) has really symmetrical lips but when she plays ...
by lianeandflute
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can You Help Me with Identifying This FLute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Can You Help Me with Identifying This FLute?

take it to a proper flute repairer. they'll be able to help you more than most of us can.
by lianeandflute
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for those who own or have played gold flutes
Replies: 56
Views: 20282

Re: A question for those who own or have played gold flutes

hey congrats! it's always nice to play with an orchestra to get all the tone colours you don't get with a piano. the cimarosa is so much fun to play and you two flutes had really good communication together.
by lianeandflute
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I want to completely start over my Embouchure.
Replies: 22
Views: 10736

Re: I want to completely start over my Embouchure.

The thing is that everyone has completely different lips, so our embouchures are always going to be very different. You have to do what works for you…. From a lot of experimentation myself, and from observing my own students and sometimes changing their embouchures, I've generally observed that a re...
by lianeandflute
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tone Building, Sluring, "Pecky" Double Tonguing, H
Replies: 5
Views: 6291

Re: Tone Building, Sluring, "Pecky" Double Tonguing, H

If you want a book on tone I would recommend Moyse's de la sonorite. It targets specific tone ideas and problems and is a fantastic warm-up. He also talks about intonation. =] For double tonguing, actually Nina Perlove's video on it gave me some good ideas for practicing. I think you have to start o...
by lianeandflute
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college)
Replies: 8
Views: 6758

Re: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college

I was in the same position as you a couple of months ago. The best advice I can give is to set realistic goals, and doing different things every day (in a different order or switching what you do between days for example) is actually a good idea. I started out with stupidly high expectations and goa...
by lianeandflute
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Mozart Flute Concerto in D?
Replies: 5
Views: 5601

Re: Question about Mozart Flute Concerto in D?

p.s. Aperto means to play it broadly and majestically, and since this marking was rarely used outside of Mozart's operatic works… perhaps there's a hint that it needs to be lyrical? Mozart's encouraging us to go for it, don't hold back. Sing this movement proudly and let the music shine through you :D
by lianeandflute
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Mozart Flute Concerto in D?
Replies: 5
Views: 5601

Re: Question about Mozart Flute Concerto in D?

It just needs to be alive. I read somewhere that Mozart's concertos should be like champagne… so bubbly and fun and light. We also need to bear in mind the dance like feel… so a strong sense of pulse is important I think, but still with a smoothness of phrasing. Listen to recordings by people like S...
by lianeandflute
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Does flute playing...
Replies: 4
Views: 3224

Re: Does flute playing...

urgh. everything causes wrinkles. at least embouchure wrinkles kind of look like smile wrinkles. smile wrinkles are nice.
by lianeandflute
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: i want to play the piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4382

Re: i want to play the piccolo

i don't think there's too much of a question of whether you can actually play it or not, because if you play flute, it's not too hard to adapt to a piccolo. however, as lula said, you should try one before you buy one. just to see what it's like, see if you really like it, etc. if you want to play p...
by lianeandflute
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Need Suggestions for Slow Flute and Piano Duets!
Replies: 11
Views: 8026

Re: Need Suggestions for Slow Flute and Piano Duets!

well great! so your teacher can get you all ready for the performance :D and yeah, as an AMEB teacher myself, I would put you at intermediate level if you are doing 5th grade.