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by sherbert789
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 7319

I use the Rubank series to teach from. They publish them in Elementary, Intermediate, and 2 Advanced methods, so you can start at an appropriate level. The Elementary method is a lot of tunes and simple things for a less experienced player, but as you move up in the ranks the books have lots of scal...
by sherbert789
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pieces that are the bane of your existance
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

That's really interesting about the Ibert, I didn't know that. The first time I tried to play it, I gave up after 10 minutes because my metronome doesn't get any slower than 40 bpm! Haha, since then I've made significant improvement, but that piece is hard!!
by sherbert789
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pieces that are the bane of your existance
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Ibert Concerto.
by sherbert789
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 132973

Yep, I have the NRS-1. I was playing a crappy old Gemeinhardt before this flute, and it took me maybe a good month or two to really adapt to this flute. I really like mine, though . . . C# trill, open-hole, B-foot, off-set G, pointed key arms. I got it used for $2,500 -- not too bad. I've been playi...
by sherbert789
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 132973

Sankyos are great, aren't they?
by sherbert789
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 132973

Sankyo Silver Sonic. I love it.
by sherbert789
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 19017

I play the Yamaha-62 also. Not half bad for its price, huh?
by sherbert789
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 15787

What's the difference between bulb end wood piccolos and the ones with straight heads then?
by sherbert789
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Bb original fingering vs. its alternate (thumb Bb)
Replies: 7
Views: 6630

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using thumb Bb. I use it as much as possible because I like it so much and it has pretty stable intonation. Using 1 and 1 is slightly flat on many instruments (mine included), so if you can't use your thumb Bb, you should use the little lever that is near your ...
by sherbert789
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ibert Concerto
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Ohhh ok thank you!!! I took it as 1/4 = dotted 1/4, so I was playing the 3/8 bar as a 6-tuplet. And I listened to the recording and it was like . . . something isn't right!! I just couldn't figure out what it was (it all just goes too fast!). Thanks so much!! I have to conquer this piece by the end ...
by sherbert789
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ibert Concerto
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Ibert Concerto

I have a question about the Ibert Concerto . . . I'm struggling through this piece right now to use for college auditions next year. In the first movement, in like the very beginning it switches between 2/4 and 3/8 a couple of times. Is it 1/4 = dotted 1/4 since nothing is specified? I'm really conf...
by sherbert789
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 15787

Do you know what the bulb does exactly? Mine has one, but I was never completely sure why haha. I just assumed it was better since the more expensive ones had one.
by sherbert789
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: starting piccolo help
Replies: 3
Views: 5308

Lots and lots of slow long-tones on the range you have, then gradually try working your way up. Also try to have your piccolo looked over by a repair person, or try a different piccolo. It could be the instrument, not you!

Good luck with picc!
by sherbert789
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: venus flute for marching band?
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

Honestly, no.

If money is your problem, try finding a decent used instrument by a respected brand such as Yamaha.
by sherbert789
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 41623

I didn't start until I was 14. I'm so happy I did, though!