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How much time should it take to learn piccolo for an advanced flutist ?

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yossi
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How much time should it take to learn piccolo for an advanced flutist ?

Postby yossi » Thu May 11, 2017 4:03 am

Hi,
I am an advanced flutist, and I would like to start playing the piccolo.
How much time should it take me to get used to the instrument, and be in more-or-less the same level as in the flute? (Let's assume I practice daily)
I know it's individual, but I would like to get the big picture ( one week ? one month ? more ? etc.)

Regards
Yossi

SylvreKat
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Re: How much time should it take to learn piccolo for an advanced flutist ?

Postby SylvreKat » Mon May 15, 2017 5:56 am

I got my Artley in 7th grade, so my memory is very likely fuzzy on this. But I just don't recall having any issues learning picc. Then again, my band teacher was a flutist herself, so she likely gave me tips. And I have always switched freely between picc and flute (she taught me to switch to flute on long rests in the picc part), which probably makes things way easier.

I'll try to remember to ask tomorrow night at Band--there are at least three others who play picc. That should give you a nice average of how long it takes to be fully comfortable on the picc.

>'Kat
Flutes:
1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel
1982 Armstrong 80
2006 Yamaha 584

Piccs:
1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P
1982 Gemeinhardt 4S
1980s (?) Armstrong all wood (no model)

Bass:
2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199

Plus many many flute-cousins....


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