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by sherbert789
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: New Flute Player Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

You'll probably be just fine, as long as you can learn how to make a sound relatively quickly and you study your scales/fingerings. Since you already know how to read music, this simplifies the process a whole lot. Try to get another flutist in the band (or if you can get a private teacher, that wou...
by sherbert789
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: b 3 8ve trill
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

I've always done that one as a harmonic. To do this, you finger high F#, but put your thumb on the Bb thumb key instead of the B natural thumb key. Then trill your thumb. You have to direct your air a little bit differently than you would if you were just playing an F#, but I've always really liked ...
by sherbert789
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Thanks a ton for the advice! I never even thought of putting them in a music store haha.

That's sad but true that so many student musicians don't even touch their instruments during the summer.
by sherbert789
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Teaching

Does anyone have any advice for how to find students? Now that school is out, I can't really go to the schools in my area to find people, but I'd really like to secure a couple of students this summer. Any advice?
by sherbert789
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wood Picc
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Wood Picc

I just bought a Yamaha-62 piccolo (all wood), and I've noticed that there is like a white residue around the embouchure hole (like, where my lips sit when I play). Is there any way to get rid of this? I know you probably can't prevent it from happening, but can I clean it off?
by sherbert789
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Double-Tonguing, Tongue Tied?
Replies: 11
Views: 14653

I've played that piece and I double tongue EVERY 16th note that isn't supposed to be slurred. I have no idea how it would be humanly possible to play that piece up to tempo single tongued! Just practice doing like scales double tongued, and eventually you'll get really good at it and you won't be ab...
by sherbert789
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: offset G
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

I have medium sized fingers and I recently converted to off-set from in-line and I think it's a MILLION times better. I would stick with off-set even if I did have long fingers. But go with whatever is more comfortable for your hands!
by sherbert789
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whats your age?
Replies: 66
Views: 37849

17, high school student going for a performance major in college (finishing up my junior year now....)
by sherbert789
Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Milhaud Sonatine
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Milhaud Sonatine

Hey, does anyone know of a really great recording to the Milhaud Sonatine? Also, the Ibert Concert, Griffes Poem, and/or Boehm Nel Cor Piu. It would be awesome if any CDs combined more than one of these, but not necessary! I'm starting to work on them for college auditions and I want to get them bur...
by sherbert789
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: b foot gizmo
Replies: 6
Views: 5865

Just keep practicing your scales. I think using the gizmo is 100% necessary. If you don't use it, you get a fuzzy, out of tune high C. You can do it, I promise!! It just takes a little bit of getting used to.
by sherbert789
Wed May 31, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How long do you practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 3088

How long do you practice?

I was just wondering how long the average flutist practices each day . . . especially if you are planning on a career in music . . .
by sherbert789
Mon May 29, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Venus Piccolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 17549

I just ordered a Yamaha-62 piccolo (all wood, silver plated keys, split-E), I'll let you know how it is when it comes *probably tomorrow*.
by sherbert789
Thu May 25, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha YPC-62
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Yamaha YPC-62

Hello Everyone, I am finishing up my junior year of high school and I am planning on being a flute performance major in college. I am a piccolo doubler, but I currently play on a student Gemeinhardt piccolo (solid silver headjoint, silver-plated body), that does its job, but I want to upgrade to som...
by sherbert789
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: JS Bach Sonatas & more!
Replies: 6
Views: 6560

Hey thanks for the help. I play a Sankyo Silversonic, too . . . so I'll definitely get that looked at!
by sherbert789
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sankyo Flutes
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Sankyo Silversonic with a low B, off-set G, and C# trill key. Love it!!