Open Holed Techniques

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Hakaru
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Open Holed Techniques

Post by Hakaru » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:02 pm

I've been playing for 4 years. I used some begginer Jupiter model flute this whole time. I've recently switched to anotehr Jupiter open holed. Im pretty used to the open holes except for my cursed left hand ring finger. it keeps slipping off. anyways. I was wondering what you can do with these open holes. I've noticed the vibrations under my fingers. The sound does seem different. And i know you can quarter-tone it, by covering a diffrent amount of the key. I'd like to know what else i can do with it. Thanks

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Post by juneroses » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:31 pm

just keep practicing is all i can say. don't put plugs in no matter what. just deal with the annoyance, i had this problem too. it should take a good 3 weeks if you practice everyday to fully adjust. ust be patient. that's all the advice i have. also make sure your finger isn't too short to cover the hole. if you discover it is, then just keep a plug in it.

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Post by Hakaru » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:35 pm

wow thanks a lot

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Post by Phineas » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:39 am

Bull

The fact is to the average listener, there is absolutely no differnece. I do need an open hole to bend a note. That is a crock.

Openhole flutes for the most part are just a fad. The most important part of the flute is the headjoint, and the design. The better the headjoint, the more flexible the sounds are. That is really the bottom line!

You will read a lot of science fiction about the differences. the only fact is that better flutes just happen to have open holes. This does not mean you cannot get e professional flute that is a closed hole.

Just my 2 cents

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Post by ick27 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:51 am

There are things that you can do on an open hole flute that you can't on a closed hole. On certain notes, it is possible to do a smooth glissando by sliding your fingers off the holes as you uncover them. There are also more possibilities for fingerings on open hole flutes. That said, these techniques are not used in traditional flute playing. Open holes are so prevalent simply as a matter of tradition I think (consider the evolution of the instrument.. holes to ring keys to open hole keys)

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Post by Schof » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:49 am

This thread isn't about whether open holed flutes are better than closed holes. Hakaru just wanted tips adjusting to open holed.

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Post by Hakaru » Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:31 pm

not adjusting to open holed flutes.. but what you can do with open holed flutes. budomushin answered it brilliantly. thanks.!

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