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by sakuramimato
Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:39 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Recommended Etude and Study Books
Replies: 11
Views: 8449

Recommended Etude and Study Books

As I''m interested in furthering my abilities in flute playing, are there any recommended books that any of you have played from orhave heard/read great remarks from? From what I hear, the following are great for aspiring flutists: - any of Joachim Anderson''s etude/study books - Taffanel and Gauber...
by sakuramimato
Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: piccolos
Replies: 3
Views: 3810

piccolos

[quote] ---------------- On 2/6/2004 8:34:25 PM I was just wondering what a good piccolo brand is that sells all metal piccolos I could use for marching band. I got one for las year to see if I could play it and it was soo bad. It was very flat and very hard to play *like you had to blow a lung out ...
by sakuramimato
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Piccolo - Reality Check
Replies: 9
Views: 7213

Piccolo - Reality Check

I've been playing on a Gemeinhardt 4SP since I was in the 7th grade (a little over two years), and I, too, have difficult playing in the higher registers. It's mainly my piccolo as it has suffered an accidental fall on concrete. Since my musical repertoire back in junior high didn't require any note...
by sakuramimato
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How do I play vibrato?
Replies: 10
Views: 7194

How do I play vibrato?

[quote] ---------------- On 2/6/2004 8:54:38 PM First of all, I'm not sure where this post belongs (beginner or intermediate) but I put it here because more people read this section. If you are reading this, I've proved my point. I've been thinking about this: How do I play a really heavy vibrato (o...
by sakuramimato
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How can you really clean a flute?
Replies: 22
Views: 10038

How can you really clean a flute?

[quote] ---------------- On 2/3/2004 5:04:30 PM How can you clean a flute inside and outside, how can you make it smell pleasing and not like metal, and how can you keep your mouth piece clean? Is the polishing cloth the only way you can clean the outhside? Is a polishing gauze the only way you can ...
by sakuramimato
Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

help please!!

[quote] ---------------- On 1/31/2004 11:21:55 PM Well that`s what I thought (that it was just removing dirt) at first, but I cleaned the same spot a couple of times and it would still have black-silverish residue left on the cloth, my flute is not that dirty!, i don't think, lol.. ---------------- ...
by sakuramimato
Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

help please!!

[quote] ---------------- On 1/31/2004 7:01:11 PM I recently just got a polishing cloth for my flute, and the cloth is made by York, and when I use it on the flute it leaves a silver/blackish colored residue on the cloth, is this bad? Is it stripping away silver from my flute? Please help, i`m concer...
by sakuramimato
Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Minor and Major Key signatures
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Minor and Major Key signatures

[quote] ---------------- On 1/31/2004 4:47:28 PM can you change keys from minor to major and have it possibly sound good? ---------------- [/quote] Yes, it's very possible to change keys from minor to major while keeping it sounding well. For instance, you can pick up a couple of sheets of Joachim A...
by sakuramimato
Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Playing Levels
Replies: 33
Views: 18716

Playing Levels

[quote] ---------------- On 9/8/2003 7:18:59 AM Hi! I'm just wondering what kind of pieces people are playing, and their levels. Not everyone on this site will under the same grading system so I'm just curious about the pieces people play! ---------------- [/quote] I'm currently working on.. Anderso...
by sakuramimato
Sun Jan 25, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: exersizes???
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

exersizes???

[quote] ---------------- On 8/31/2003 2:17:13 PM hey do u guys have any good warm-up exersizes that could improve my playing? ---------------- [/quote] For warm-up excersizes, I suggest (you begin) with long tones. Just start with the Bb and, with a tuner in front of you, just play the note out as l...
by sakuramimato
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Voice Your Opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Voice Your Opinion

I was meaning to ask what "level" I played in, as I have read through the message boards, but decided on asking you to voice your opinion on what a student playing for four years should have accomplished by now. - Scales (major and minor, plus octaves and varieties) - Sight Reading - Notes (which no...
by sakuramimato
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Marching
Replies: 21
Views: 17425

Marching

I know, this marching thread was posted a long time ago, but I can't let a marching thread slip by. ;) I've had three years of marching experience (as of December 2003); three in parade and one in field show. Here's what I've learned in the past years: - Having a separate flute just for marching (pr...
by sakuramimato
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Cut Time
Replies: 7
Views: 4972

Cut Time

I know, this must seem odd for me to be asking, but from playing ''Candide Suite'', I found myself baffled by the cut-time marking through most of the songs. I recently learned that cut-time is in 2/2, but even my attempts at trying to play in cut-time are in vain as I quickly lose rhythm and get lo...
by sakuramimato
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Challenge

I can help find some Honor Band or others around your state if you could specify. Also, don't be afraid to ask your instructor to lend you some music (if they're original copies) or run some off for you. They'll get the impression that you're a student interested in music, and I'm sure she'd love to...
by sakuramimato
Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Stretches and Excercises
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Stretches and Excercises

Go to [http://www.music2master.com] and check under General Practice Tips. There's a list of practicing techniques on there as well as warnings about tension concerning separate techniques. Since you're only in your 2nd week, your shoulders and arms are probably just adjusting to having to hold the ...