Gaubert's Fantaisie

Specifics of Performing Flute Repertoire, such as Articulation, Phrasing, Tone, Tempo, etc.

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nika
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Gaubert's Fantaisie

Post by nika » Fri May 20, 2011 12:31 pm

Did anyone play this piece?
How did you/do yo practice it?
I play this for my exam which is in few weeks...

fluteguy18
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Re: Gaubert's Fantaisie

Post by fluteguy18 » Sat May 21, 2011 6:26 am

Did I play this piece? Yes.

I practiced it with a metronome religiously while learning it. It only took me about two days. At that point I then took away the metronome to do rubato/expressive work.

It's certainly possible to have it ready by then. You just have to look it over, decide what's the hardest parts, and then go straight to those. Why practice what you can already do well? That sort of thing only wastes time. I'm not saying you shouldn't practice those things of course, but spend the large bulk of your time on the things that you struggle with. Only by tackling the things that are difficult can you ever attain true mastery. I was given that advice as a freshman music major a few years ago and took it. It helped me a lot. I went from struggling with Bach and Mozart to playing Ibert, Nielsen and Jolivet in about 2-3 years. It sucks to do it that way, but it really works.

nika
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Re: Gaubert's Fantaisie

Post by nika » Sat May 21, 2011 9:43 am

Thanks for advice, my teacher would agree with you :lol:
Well, I didn't have any problems with technique but only with that short part (few bars) where are triplets which I must play with triple tonguing. I'm struggling with that now. :P

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