open holed,,,

Advanced Technique, Performance Questions, Auditions, Recording, etc.

Moderators: Classitar, pied_piper, Phineas

Posts: 157
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:44 pm

open holed,,,

Post by flutietootie4lyfe » Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:59 pm

how do you know what they look like?
"Q: How many classical flutists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Only
one, but she'll pay $5,000 for a gold-plated ladder." --Kathy Russell

Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:55 pm

open holed,,,

Post by sara_mrvica » Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:56 pm

well, im not using an opened hole flute but i think it
benefits u if u get one because... - lets say u bcom a prof,...then u need to
get one anyway! - its good practise for finger positionings but its not
necessery that the pros MUST get an opened hole flute. ive only been playing
flute for 2 years and i asked my teacher whether i should get an openend hole
one and she said yes! maybe coz she loves me soo! just joking! [:p]
but i do recommend one!!!!! [;)]
Fab Flute~

User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:25 pm

open holed,,,

Post by saiphrigel » Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:35 pm

I also agree that it is not difficult to switch from
plateau keys to French keys. When I switched, about 10 years ago, it took me a
week or two to fine tune my technique. I have noticed that many flute players
who have played only plateau key flutes tend to play with the ends of their
fingertips, rather than with the pads of their fingers, so they don't properly
cover the holes. Learning to make that change takes a little time, but if you
play regularly, it's not a big deal. I went "cold turkey" when I switched over
to French keys...meaning that I did not use the plastic hole plugs. Just a
matter of personal preference: I felt that I would become dependent on them, and
that it would take me longer to learn proper fingering technique. Anyone else
experience this?

User avatar
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 09, 2003 11:53 am

Post by Becky » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:46 pm

I know what you mean. I switched from plateau keys to french keys (funily enough when I was in France!) but anyway. I sort of went half and half with cold vs. Warm?! Turkey. I refuse to out them in now, incase I become dependant on them!

Becky x

Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:56 pm
Location: Canada

Post by Nadya » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:06 am

i prefer french style....its just a matter of opinion. it didn't take me very long to adjust, and i couls swear that it has a more pure sound...but i could be wrong

Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:37 am

Post by Lisa4 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:26 pm

Count the number of holes on your flute, then count how many are "open". A wise pro once told me if it made a difference half your notes would sound different than the others.

Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:05 pm
Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts USA

Post by Kendall » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:32 pm

When I said do you know what they look like. I was talking about Double bladder pads. From page one

Posts: 51
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:50 pm

Post by biggzh » Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:14 pm

It took me a good 3 months of NOTHING (and when I mean nothing, i mean nothing) but practice to get C4 out (first person to master it in my 6th grade class)

Post Reply