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by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: What's the hardest note to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 22527

flutepicc06 ditto I found two that would work (but they work really well so I guess I am lucky)
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Roll In or Out???
Replies: 9
Views: 7859

I agree with flutepicc06. However, my teacher has a different view on the roll in/out thing. She really buys into the whole "what works for me might not work for you" bit. So she doesnt really care about the headjoint angle, but rather the key angle towards the audience (her opinion is that the audi...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 17482

I love the Hammig 650/2 ! however when I went to buy my piccolo, I was going to buy a hammig, but I found a much better deal. I could only tell the slightest difference in my playing between the Yamaha62 and the hammig (the wave in the lip was the difference for me). So when I looked at the prices, ...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What other instruments do you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 29760

I know this is a pretty old topic, but I read through it and wanted to add to it. Flute-8 years Piccolo-4 years Lever Harp (celtic harp): 2.5 years (I really like it and for a lever harpist I am really good, but I am better at flute when it comes to orchestral playing which is my favorite.) I dabble...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 6574

where do/did you study?
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 6574

I will begin studying at Eastern Kentucky University with Kristen Kean (I will be a Freshman). She is the flute prof. there, but over the summer I study with Jana Flygstad, the flute professor at Centre College, and Georgetown College.
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ancient Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 1869

Ancient Posts

Alright, I know this will sound really strange, but I like to read a lot of the older posts (from 2003 and such). Does anyone else? I find them really interesting....... It is kind of neat to watch people's opinions change over time......
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 6574

Sorry about my first comment. I was under the impression that "learning" meant that they had never touched a flute before. however, Right O flutepicc06. the books you mentioned are the ones that I will be working in this fall (and will probably continue doing so until I die, because music is never p...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6708

glad to! And same to you, because it is very interesting to hear what someone else has to say about flute construction (there are very VERY few construction savvy people where I live when it comes to music).

Adam
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4278

thanks, that last comment really helped me get my mind around this.
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6708

Point proven. I agree with you flutepicc06. We have been civil. I guess the only finer points on our views are that you regard the overall design in different segments (core bar and pinless mech), whereas I view the design collectively and not separately. But, we could go around in circles like this...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 6574

here is my 2 cents. I took lessons for a very brief period before i joined band in 6th grade. the band used a series of three books called "Standards of Excellence", and then when I started up lessons again, I was at a college level, and we started with orchestral pieces in prep for my auditions for...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: AAH HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3756

I agree completely with everyone else. Also, another tip is this: change your frame of mind. You aren't nervous. you are EXCITED. Saying that you are nervous pushes the music away from you, and saying you are excited pulls it toward you. Acknowledge the adreneline, and use it to your advantage. Also...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6708

here is the documentation for the "easier" comment tying back to pearlflutes.com QUOTE The One-Piece Core-Bar construction of all Pearl Flutes eliminates many of the wear and tear problems associated with traditionally constructed flutes, specifically in the areas of the high C key and the king post...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4278

See, the director loves the brass line, so they have a monstrous brass section (more than 2/3 of the band and when the band is playing Forte, you are rattling in your shoes so imagine FFF :shock: ).This is why the two piccolo players aren't heard except when they are in the upper octave. the two pic...