What about flute playing or music is most difficult for you?

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asoalin
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What about flute playing or music is most difficult for you?

Post by asoalin » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:55 am

For me its mainly controlling my vibrato. Also, trilling C-D still doesn't sound too good.

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Post by pied_piper » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:15 am

For your vibrato, listen to recordings of other players and try to emulate their sound. It just takes a while to get it going smoothly.

For the C-D trill, are you using the trill key?
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Post by Phineas » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:16 pm

By far PEOPLE are my biggest pain. Anything else can be overcome with practice!

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Re: What about flute playing or music is most difficult for

Post by atoriphile » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:24 pm

asoalin wrote:... trilling C-D still doesn't sound too good.
Are you sure you are using the proper fingering?

Low octave = trill right pinky
Middle octave = trill 1
High octave = trill 2

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Post by flapperflute » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:19 pm

Tension has always been my biggest issue, as it affects my breathing and finger technique, among other things.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:17 pm

Tension is also my biggest issue... and impatience. I sometimes get too impatient and try to rush things, resulting in a bigger mess than when I started. I know that right now I am doing nitty gritty meticulous technique cleaning on the Chaminade for a Michel Debost masterclass I am doing in about 2 weeks, and it is killing me! :shock: :roll:

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