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by evrmre
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can someone tell me: Is there an easy, self taught
Replies: 21
Views: 14817

Re: Can someone tell me: Is there an easy, self taught

The tune a day's aren't bad. I've used them a little, but they don't really substitute for a good teacher imo. Perhaps used in conjunction with a really good technical guide they would work well...
by evrmre
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:59 pm
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 insid...
by evrmre
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Newbie here! A few questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 5046

Re: Newbie here! A few questions...

I'm not sure if this helps, but for a church type piece, I'd suggest a graduated arrangement, where you start very simple, and slowly add bits to the tune as you go, using volume and dynamics to add complexity. I'm only an average player, so I use this trick quite a bit. It allows for both experts a...
by evrmre
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Flute and Tenor Sax Duets
Replies: 1
Views: 6385

Re: Flute and Tenor Sax Duets

http://flutetenorsaxsheetmusic.blogspot.co.nz/

Beyond this, it would pay to find out what other instruments sit in the same range as the sax, and see if the music for them is easier to find...
by evrmre
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: purchasing a foot joint
Replies: 3
Views: 5271

Re: purchasing a foot joint

Most likely, if she is a serious player in college she will need another flute. If she is a music major, it is very possible that a Gemeinhardt will not be suitable for what will be expected of her. This is not to criticize the Gemeinhardt, which should be fine for high school. Sadly, Gemeinhardt f...
by evrmre
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What to practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 3745

Re: What to practice?

Try playing something completely different, but make a point of not using any sheet music to learn it. Also try practicing in a few different environments, with different acoustics (I like glass stairwells, myself). Spend some time doing something completely different with the instrument (Ever tried...
by evrmre
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...
Replies: 51
Views: 20008

Re: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...

:D From what I've read (hindsight) the EX makes a great choice. The time I tested it, which was 1.2 years ago, I was still too wet behind the ears to do anything meaningful, and there was only one EX available for testing. I should have insisted for the GX headjoint to be swapped to the EX for test...
by evrmre
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...
Replies: 51
Views: 20008

Re: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...

They didn't have the DX, but we are talking Christchurch NZ, here. And they only opened a week ago. I did try an altus (model?) of similar $, but was not even close to being as nice, so didn't really play it any more attention. Savings account now has a definite goal (might take a couple of years, ...
by evrmre
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...
Replies: 51
Views: 20008

Re: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...

My current flute: Gemeinhardt 3b kg ltd ed. J1 head, b foot, open hole, inline g. While I'm aware that many people today put gemeinhardt down as a company, to date this flute has given me the nicest tone I've had out of a flute: rich, dark and resonant. Recently tried a yamaha 471, and was disappoi...
by evrmre
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...
Replies: 51
Views: 20008

Re: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...

My current flute: Gemeinhardt 3b kg ltd ed. J1 head, b foot, open hole, inline g. While I'm aware that many people today put gemeinhardt down as a company, to date this flute has given me the nicest tone I've had out of a flute: rich, dark and resonant. Recently tried a yamaha 471, and was disappoi...
by evrmre
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...
Replies: 51
Views: 20008

Re: Share About Your Current AND DREAM Flute or HeadJoint...

My current flute: Gemeinhardt 3b kg ltd ed. J1 head, b foot, open hole, inline g. While I'm aware that many people today put gemeinhardt down as a company, to date this flute has given me the nicest tone I've had out of a flute: rich, dark and resonant. Recently tried a yamaha 471, and was disappoin...
by evrmre
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11761

Re: Muting the flute

And so the consensus is... invite them to enjoy the beautiful sounds of your playing, and ignore them. They can always shut the windows and turn on the air con if they can't appreciate good sound when they hear it... :twisted: Seriously, as long as you aren't setting 2am as your practice time, you'...
by evrmre
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11761

Re: Muting the flute

And so the consensus is... invite them to enjoy the beautiful sounds of your playing, and ignore them. They can always shut the windows and turn on the air con if they can't appreciate good sound when they hear it... :twisted: Seriously, as long as you aren't setting 2am as your practice time, you'r...
by evrmre
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Matching and mismatchings: Body & Footjoint
Replies: 2
Views: 6510

Re: Matching and mismatchings: Body & Footjoint

I could be wrong about this, but as I understand it, the headjoint carries most of the tone quality, and the body & footjoint most of the mechanical quality. Aside from the material the body/ foot are made of (the quantity of better materials does affect the sound in a flute), the important things r...
by evrmre
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11761

Re: Muting the flute

I can relate, as I'm currently working on my higher register also. About all I've come up with is making sure not to play late into the night. Could also ask if your neighbours actually can hear you, as higher frequencies are much easier to block with solid objects. This is because a higher frequenc...