Search found 1825 matches

by pied_piper
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 6
Views: 4154

At my University, they divide the Methods classes into Woodwinds, Double Reeds, Brass, and Percussion. Because there are many more fingerings to learn with woodwind instruments, they have divided the course work into two separate classes. This allows slightly more time to learn all of the different...
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 6
Views: 4154

Playing in school, in a class situation or in band, it's hard to learn many of the finer points of the flute (or any instrument) without private instruction. In band or class, there just isn't enough time for much individual help. In fact, most band directors just don't know the finer points of ever...
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 6
Views: 4154

Did you study privately?
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with a music book...
Replies: 1
Views: 1987

The book is Daily Exercises for the Flute by Marcel Moyse. It's published by the French publisher Alphonse Leduc and Flute World lists it with the French title of Exercices Journaliers pour la Flute, AL16638

http://fluteworld.com/index.php?action=prod&wart=37960
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Well, im nice & ticked.
Replies: 14
Views: 6914

I agree with asoalin. If you can't get into this school, try another. Don't put all your eggs in one basket hoping that things will turn out the way you hope. And as Phineas said, rejection is a part of life. If you are rejected here, try there; if rejected there, try someplace else, etc. If rejecte...
by pied_piper
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure with teardrop lip?
Replies: 6
Views: 10353

My first suggestion would be to get with a good flute teacher and have him/her evaluate your lips and embouchure. Most people have a teardrop in the center to at least some degree. Yours could be within the "normal" range but simply not forming the embouchure correctly. There are ways to work around...
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Out of Tune Piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 2586

I study with a flutist/piccoloist for a well respected symphony and she told me that many wood piccolos are sensitive to the headjoint position, especially in the extreme upper octave. I play a YPC-62 and had some issues getting A3 and above. Her suggestion was to experiment with the position and mo...
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: a little help...
Replies: 2
Views: 2280

The videos mentioned by ick27 may give you some ideas, but perhaps this will help a bit. Everything is packed together pretty tightly with several interconnections between the key stacks, so the sequence is crucial for successful assembly. The basic assembly order can vary slightly with different br...
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Finding the value of the flute
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

Yep.

http://www.musictrader.com/serialnos.html

However, most of the foreign makers don't give out serial number lists like the American makers do, so you won't find Yamaha for example.

Serial numbers can have both letters and numbers.
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: where to find flute or music sites that sell flute springs.
Replies: 3
Views: 3001

Tools, pads, springs, corks, felts, etc. are available from these suppliers: http://www.jlsmithco.com http://www.valentinopads.com/ http://www.ferreestools.com/ http://www.musicmedic.com/index.html http://www.votawtool.com/ Allied Supply Corp. (no web site) P.O. Box 288 Elkhorn, WI 53121-0288 United...
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Eb to c above staff
Replies: 3
Views: 5183

One typical problem when going from Eb or D to C (and vice versa) is the coordination of the fingers. It's one of the most difficult transitions to do smoothly because all or most of the fingers are all moving in the opposite direction of each other. If all the fingers don't move precisely at the ex...
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Cleaning a flute?
Replies: 16
Views: 10407

A trick I picked up somewhere is to use a new dollar bill and place it under each pad, push down on the pad then pull the dollar bill out. Do this everyonce in a while after playing. Pulling a dollar bill (even a new one) under the pads is NOT a good idea for flutes. The dollar bill trick has been ...
by pied_piper
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What about flute playing or music is most difficult for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3760

For your vibrato, listen to recordings of other players and try to emulate their sound. It just takes a while to get it going smoothly.

For the C-D trill, are you using the trill key?
by pied_piper
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is "all-state", etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 3269

You might want to check out the You Tube flute competition:
http://www.banddirector.com/contest/

The rules are here:
http://www.banddirector.com/contest/page/rules
by pied_piper
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Foot Joint
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

You'll probably need to get a different flute. Most manufacturers offer either the C or B foot joint, but you'll find it difficult to get a separate footjoint with no flute. There's at least one manufacturer (John Lunn) that offers a convertible C/B footjoint, but it's a pro model and it must be pur...