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by Buttercup
Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!
Replies: 13
Views: 10250

Thanks everyone. I'm still anxiously waiting for the parcel to arrive at the door, I'll post again once I've made my decision on the flute.
by Buttercup
Sun May 20, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!
Replies: 13
Views: 10250

Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!

Hi all. I spotted what looks like a great second hand flute yesterday, an older model muramatsu with a john webb headjoint. It was selling for a great price (plus I'd do practically anything to own a webb!) and the retailer would not give me it on approval. To try the flute i'd have to pay the full ...
by Buttercup
Fri May 04, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Four Scottish Dances and Exultate
Replies: 5
Views: 3980

Four Scottish Dances

I presume you mean Arnold's Four Scottish Dances arr. Painter. It's a fabulous piece. The trick is to remember they're dances, to feel the lilt and remember to head for the downbeat. The first eight bars (which repeats later on) are fiendish but it's decoration, you're not the melody- just aim for t...
by Buttercup
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 9
Views: 15011

My friend Angela couldn't roll her r's (the english are generally quite sappy rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrollers :D ) so I told her to do it the back of the throat way. She got along marvellously, then the day of the concert she got laryngitis and couldn't flutter for toffee :lol:
by Buttercup
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: being ahead
Replies: 35
Views: 26263

I haven't thought about this for YEARS! When I was 13 I was playing in the school band, and I was further advanced in my playing than any of the other flute players. I remember it being frustrating, particularly since I got attitude from the others purely from the fact that I could play my parts wel...
by Buttercup
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Marching Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 6271

The Edinburgh Tattoo is perhaps what you refer to. It's certainly spectacular, generally underrated by Brits and more appreciated by tourists. It's still not the same thing as the choreographed High School marching band that I mentioned above though
by Buttercup
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 79625

I distinctly remember going to masterclass of William Bennet's and nearly falling asleep. People were so bored they were walking out. At the Royal Academy of Music in London where he teaches his masterclasses go on from 9/10 till 5/6. Thats not to say hes not a good flautist. Sorry, thought it was ...
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Marching Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 6271

Yes, military bands do march here, but they don't do choreographed spectaculars like the Ronald Reagan High School band! I'm sorry but it's chalk and cheese
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Marching Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 6271

I am gobsmacked. I live in the British Isles and wouldn't know a marching band if it ran me over. I have never seen ANYTHING like it. What is the purpose of it, would anyone mind telling me? Do you enjoy it? What do you do when it rains??
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Fantaisie- Faure
Replies: 12
Views: 13281

Who is your teacher, Sags? Just interested.
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Demonic conductors.
Replies: 22
Views: 13277

I played in a band under a certain conductor for YEARS. From when I was 14 until the age of 22. When I first encountered her I found her terrifying- she didn't miss a trick, she thought nothing of stopping the band to admonish you for wrong notes or bad intonation, she would not tolerate talking, ya...
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 79625

William Bennett. You might as well end the topic now :-)
by Buttercup
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How to deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 7916

Wow!

I find this topic intriguing, I have never come across "first chair, second chair" in a band in my life. I suppose the band culture is more competitive in the USA than in the UK, but I've played in some pretty good bands and it's never been a problem. You generally get a strong player who's section ...
by Buttercup
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What pieces are you learning?
Replies: 53
Views: 29946

Working on...

Harty's In Ireland, Busser's Prelude & Scherzo, and Sonate Undine by Reinecke
by Buttercup
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flashy concert peice
Replies: 10
Views: 4533

Flashy

How about the Chaminade? You could talk to your band director about having the band accompany you- I'm sure there's a wind band arrangement of it somewhere. It's definitely got crowd-appeal.