Search found 76 matches

by sherbert789
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Where are you flutistically?
Replies: 70
Views: 36691

Where are you flutistically?

I have been reading this forum for quite a while, and I've noticed that there are a lot of different ability/ experience levels here! I was just wondering where everyone is exactly on this very comprehensive scale that I found on Jennifer Cluff's site (http://www.jennifercluff.com/chart.htm). Thanks...
by sherbert789
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bach Flute Sonata II (E Major)
Replies: 4
Views: 4907

SmartMusic is a really, really cool program you can buy for your computer and they have the accompaniments to LOTS of repertoire pieces (including all of the Bach Flute Sonatas) built right in to play along with. You can also change tempos, record yourself, have the computer play it for you, use the...
by sherbert789
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: why did u start playing the flute......
Replies: 36
Views: 24441

I went to see the fireworks with a very close friend of mine on the 4th of July a couple of years ago. I went to her house to sleep over afterward, and she decided she felt like practicing flute. Not wanting to make me sit and be bored, she let me try her old closed-hole, silver-plated Gemeinhardt f...
by sherbert789
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: C#
Replies: 6
Views: 8401

Yep, I agree fluteguy18. I use this handy trick as well (and sometimes on other notes as well, like C natural). On my flute (Sankyo Silver Sonic) it does make quite a difference in intonation (which is very helpful for me since these notes are quite sharp for me . . . and I'm sure for many other peo...
by sherbert789
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trill question
Replies: 8
Views: 5116

flutepicc06,

Wow, I've played my Sankyo with a C# trill for almost a year and I never knew you could use that to trill C--->D. Haha, thanks!! I'll try that out when I practice today.
by sherbert789
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Teaching tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 4401

Working on taking large breaths could be an excellent idea since a TON of young flutists have this problem.

Good luck!
by sherbert789
Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo Flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Welcome!
by sherbert789
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo Flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

The Sankyo Etude model was re-named the CF201. As far as I know they do not make anything below this.
by sherbert789
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I'm upgrading my flute
Replies: 10
Views: 5260

I have a Sankyo Silversonic and I LOVE it. You can definitely find one used in that price range.
by sherbert789
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What popular music has prominent flute leads?
Replies: 9
Views: 5472

Fiona Apple uses some flute in a couple of songs.
by sherbert789
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 62376

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun) High school concert band, orchestra, and jazz band and a local area concert band. I try to just do things like concert band for fun . . . I'm planning on being a performance major in college, so I don't get to play "just for fun" ...
by sherbert789
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 132991

Wow, flutepicc06, that sounds like a really beautiful instrument! How does that line of flutes run? I've never played/heard one, but yours sounds great!
by sherbert789
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi I'm new & flute query
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Being beautiful has it's price, Rowan_Ash! Haha.

Flutepicc06 -- I bought my flute new, and for the 2 years I played it, I never had it serviced (haha, I know - wise move). As we both said before, the world may never know! I'm just glad my hands are fine now.
by sherbert789
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi I'm new & flute query
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Hmm . . . that's certainly possible, too. The plating doesn't appear to be worn off, but maybe it was thin enough and I was sensitive enough that it was bothering my skin. I never use cleaners on my flute, so it couldn't be that. Maybe I constantly had residue on my hands from creams/lotions and tha...
by sherbert789
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi I'm new & flute query
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

I actually had the exact same problem. My skin would peel off terribly on all of the contact spots on my old flute. But my old flute was silver-plated , not nickel (Gemeinhardt 3B). My new flute is all sterling silver, and my hands have stopped peeling, so you may need that sterling silver if you ar...