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by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4367

Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!

Okay, Here is the situation. I have been hired as the Flute instructor for the local high school's band camp. What the director want's me to do is to improve volume in the flute section (2 piccs, and 3 flutes in a 50 member band). I have tried tone excercises, and they help a little, but not enough....
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to fix my flute
Replies: 17
Views: 8627

oh yeah, and they give a student discount (so factor that in too)
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to fix my flute
Replies: 17
Views: 8627

when he did pad work, I think he only checked to see if they were all sealing properly. However, the only other flute tech in the area (lexington) charges a fortune for anything at all, and then, his work isnt durable. so pretty much, I think they only replaced the headjoint cork, refitted the headj...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: What's the hardest note to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 22965

I know in theory it could just keep going, however....... have you ever played those notes? or heard anyone play above the F# without altering the instrument? if you have.... I will go back to the drawing board, but until then, I will say I can play the complete range. now....... to get it all in tu...
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

Well, in theory I do like the idea of a pinless mechanism, but I don't like the way pearl has done it. Miyazawa uses a pinless mechanism in the left hand only, which I really like. But, if the message was unclear about the sarcasm..... my bad :oops: . I was trying to give an unbiased description of ...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pieces that are the bane of your existance
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

the piece is called "short ride in a fast machine" Tempo: half note =154. There is no pattern. Just notes. I work and work and work, month after month, but yet I can't play it. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: And on top of that, I am a music major too!
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

Hint :: hint:: the quotations were sarcasm. I know they are a pain to repair, but I was merely carrying across part of thier advertising campaign so that if this individual were to go onto thier webpage, they would see the connections between my explanation, and thiers. READ BETWEEN THE LINES!
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 13556

Actually, we hired people to come to us. We just had it at our high school and got a head start practicing our show. This year ironically, I was hired to teach ($200 dollars a week isn't bad being right out of high school, especially because I only have to be there 3 hours a day)
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Private Lessons....
Replies: 4
Views: 3631

Firstly, punctuate your sentance (i had to keep rereading it to understand what you were saying). Alright, pieces........ Partita in A minor by JS Bach is nice. All of the Mozart concertos (G is harder than D) are good, but need to be approached with caution for style
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Armstrong 80B for sale!
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

if you want to sell it, lower the price. people can buy it new off of ebay for less than a thousand. Used ones typically sell for 500-700.
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Problems with
Replies: 7
Views: 2794

I "fourth" that, but have the repair tech show you how to adjust your screws, so that you can save money in the future.
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

sorry to be redundant, it does have the split E mech, but no additional g/a trill key. but, it does have a bulb style headjoint, which is a feature to make it look more professional (look at top of the line piccolos *excluding gemeinhardt*, and you will see that they almost always have a bulb on the...
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A quick question about the new pearl piccolo...
Replies: 15
Views: 6840

Alright here is my best explanation of the pearl pinless mechanism...... Look at your flute. Look closely. if you look closely you will see tiny pins coming out of the mechanism. If you understand the way the mechanism works, then you will understand the the rods are a series of rotating shafts insi...
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 124640

I play an Armstrong 303bg. Not the best, but it will do for the time being. I just have to be patient while the paperwork is finished on my Miyazawa classic for college.... :evil: I WANT IT NOW! :evil: I also play a Yamaha YPC-62 piccolo. I love the wood compared to my plastic and metal ones. :D
by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 13556

You will survive. My band camp schedule used to be: first two weeks:8-12 Third week:8-6 fourth week:8-12 Now, I have graduated, and I dont do band camp anymore. However, next week The local high school is paying me to be an instructor for the woodwinds. so I have to "work" from 9:30am-11:30am. Band ...