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by evrmre
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless
Replies: 7
Views: 4558

Re: Name of flutist who appears to be breathless

mirwa wrote:It sounds simple but takes a while to achieve
Sounds like a long exercise... and I suffer from sinus issues as well :( Still, I reckon it looks worthwhile enough to spend some time on...
by evrmre
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Playing by ear tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 11418

Re: Playing by ear tips?

("Modern dissonant composition! Yeah! That's it, I totally meant to do that..." *inward cringe*) If you do it once, make a point to repeat the mistake later on... makes it look like you really meant to play it, and people listening just aren't up enough on modern forms to appreciate your skills... ;)
by evrmre
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!
Replies: 14
Views: 11897

Re: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!

This may be a bit of a long shot, but I'd suggest going into a few music shops and trying a few makes and models just for perspective, both cheaper types and expensive ones. I know yamaha have an excellent reputation for student flutes, but if you're having that much trouble, yet found your teachers...
by evrmre
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!
Replies: 14
Views: 11897

Re: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!

hmmm... if the difference was that significant... what make and model are you currently playing on?
by evrmre
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Greetings :) (and advice!)
Replies: 17
Views: 6949

Re: Greetings :) (and advice!)

I was looking mainly for a method book eheh I will be happy to read that book anyway but I will definitely need to search for some other beginner books to learn the basics and how to play :) A new tune a day is a good start for an adult beginner. Totally agree. Useful books to recap if you're self ...
by evrmre
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music genres?
Replies: 13
Views: 5903

Re: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music gen

:O I only got the sheet music! Haven't been working on it yet, but I'm starting to listen to it regularly (I learn best by ear). Hope to start on it after easter...
by evrmre
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!
Replies: 14
Views: 11897

Re: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!

I had a similar problem with my tuning until recent times, with the lower octave sounding good, and the middle being flat and sometimes missing notes entirely. What I did was to turn the head out a ridiculous amount, so that the airstream was constant across the two octaves, and let the pressure poi...
by evrmre
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sankyo cf201-muramatsu EX, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 17885

Re: Sankyo cf201-muramatsu EX, which one?

Hi evermere , I've just bought the Yamaha 574 , and I think its a great flute and love the sound , it was a difficult contest with the Ex , what made me decide in favor of the Yamaha , was ,firstly I prefered the sound of the 574 with the c foot vz Muramasu c foot( the one with the b foot was bette...
by evrmre
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music genres?
Replies: 13
Views: 5903

Re: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music gen

All my respect to Joe's opinion. Although I need to say that for me, while a professional, it's very interesting having different configurations depending on the repertoire being played by the orchestra. Configs are: (New) Nagahara, all gold, platinum raiser: From the romantic period and beyond. Mu...
by evrmre
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sankyo cf201-muramatsu EX, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 17885

Re: Sankyo cf201-muramatsu EX, which one?

I've tried the muramatsu EX myself, and I'm already saving :D That said, what model is your yamaha, and how long since it had a service? If it is an open hole, then I wouldn't think it was a beginners model, so it might just need some TLC to become the flute you're looking for. Also, if you have oth...
by evrmre
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Greetings :) (and advice!)
Replies: 17
Views: 6949

Re: Greetings :) (and advice!)

Welcome! Given what you've posted, I'd suggest sticking with a known brand if at all possible, largely because you're unable to try beforehand. I personally spent a number of years on the gemeinhardt 2esp (similar model to the 2sp), and like the brand (my latest is also a gemeinhardt), but I'm aware...
by evrmre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth for Flute and Piano
Replies: 26
Views: 20068

Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

To me, it was. Here is a listing of songs in the book: Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure Cavatina (Main Theme from "The Deer Hunter" by Stanley Myeres Meditation de "Thais" by Jules Massenet Planys by Federico Mompou Romanze in A Major by Robert Schumann Romance by Francois Bazin Beau Soir by Claude Debu...
by evrmre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pearl flutes
Replies: 5
Views: 3186

Re: Pearl flutes

I've tried the yamaha and the EX, and I'd take the EX. The yamaha just wasn't a contender for me, not even against my current flute (An intermediate Gemeinhardt with the gold riser). The EX, however, was nearly a buy on the spot (limited only by current finances... I'm saving to get one in a year or...
by evrmre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth for Flute and Piano
Replies: 26
Views: 20068

Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

It's coming along. Has forced me to upskill some (reason I decided to play it), and I still want the EX :roll: . Steadily working through it as my abilities allow, though it may take a little to get the expressiveness of the piece down. The music comes as a book (complete score), and a booklet insi...
by evrmre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Playing by ear tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 11418

Re: Playing by ear tips?

I find it ironic that I have exactly the opposite problem... I've done almost exactly the same as you (20ish years, lessons at school, etc), but I've done almost everything by ear for most of that time once I left school. So I find being given sheet music a frightening and traumatic experience (tryi...