Eb and E Three Octaves

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Heirii
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Eb and E Three Octaves

Post by Heirii » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi~ I'm new to this site, mainly used this site for reference. But I can't seem to find anything on Eb4 or E4. For auditions, I play both D and Db three octaves, as well as C and B. I thought that D was as high as a flute could get, but my private teacher gave me these two notes above them, and I can't find the fingerings for them anywhere, almost as if they don't exist. Anyway, I was wondering how common it was for flutists to play both Eb and E three octaves (mainly young players) at auditions. I'm pretty sure they're not required notes for most pieces. But where I live, scales are really important for auditions. I was just asking, because I don't know anyone else who plays these two scales three octaves, and I only know one person who does D and Db three octaves, and I can't find the fingerings for them anywhere. Also, what helps to get really high in range? I want to be able to play E4 without giving so much air to the sound.
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fluteguy18
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Post by fluteguy18 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:15 pm

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=flute+fingering+chart

Tips for playing in the high range: Fast sound. Not fast air, fast sound. Generally for younger players (age and experience) fast air usually translates into the habit of too much unfocused air. Have a fast sound. Focus the embouchure, but don't tighten it.

Heirii
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Post by Heirii » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:03 pm

fluteguy18 wrote:http://lmgtfy.com/?q=flute+fingering+chart

Tips for playing in the high range: Fast sound. Not fast air, fast sound. Generally for younger players (age and experience) fast air usually translates into the habit of too much unfocused air. Have a fast sound. Focus the embouchure, but don't tighten it.
Wow... the modern fingering chart has a G4?? That's crazy. I didn't think such was possible... am I supposed to lay my pinky sideways to get to F and F#? Thank you for searching. I switched to google instead of bing and found a good one.

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