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Fish Are Jumping - Robert Dick

Post by etgohomeok » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:57 pm

Hello, community.

I don't know how many of you saw this, but there is a flute contest going on over at http://www.banddirector.com/contest/

I decided to enter, and on a stroke of luck, I seem to have made it to the second round (Traditional Division).

The second round solo is "Fish Are Jumping" by Robert Dick. I can only find this recording of it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU8zSEsuiJA

As you can see, its a jazz solo with lots of stylistic oddities. I happen to be one of the odd flute players who decided to join Jazz Band at school, so I'm looking forward to this solo.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this solo and/or has advice for me. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
An Excited Flute Player.

PS: Also, any way I can get the music without paying $20 for it would help too (I don't mean illegal, I mean discounts and stuff).

PPS: The only website I can find with the music (the $20 one) says it will take like a month to deliver. I can't wait that long. I'm getting nervous now... Anybody good at finding music?

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Post by atoriphile » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:25 pm

Go to http://www.robertdick.net/

Then at the top, click the fourth circle (Music & Books), drag the slider on the left down until you see Fish are Jumping (fifth from the bottom), then click Buy Now. Click View Shopping Cart (at the bottom right) and then click Checkout.

Still $19.95 plus $2.15 S/H, but you shouldn't have to wait 2-3 weeks.

NOTE: This method does require a PayPal account to use, however.

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Post by c_otter » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:50 am

You can download MP3s from amazon.

Check out:
http://www.amazon.com/Fish-Are-Jumping- ... 324&sr=8-2

This option is only $0.89 .

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Post by atoriphile » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:26 pm

I believe that etgohomeok is looking for the sheet music, not audio files.

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Post by etgohomeok » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:08 pm

atoriphile wrote:I believe that etgohomeok is looking for the sheet music, not audio files.
That's correct.

I ordered it from Robert Dick's site a couple of says ago. I/m hoping it doesn't take too long because they have announced that round two videos are two on the 22nd.

Thanks for the help though.

Anybody got any tips on playing it? Particularly the slides and the note that is held for an inhumanly long time?

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Post by etgohomeok » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:22 pm

(Sorry for the double post)

I got the music in the mail today along with the instructional DVD. All is well.

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Post by FLflutist » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:47 pm

I heard this peice being played by John Bailey at the Florida Flute Fair in Orlando two weeks ago. I thought it was a really cool peice, hope you have fun with it!

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Post by etgohomeok » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:42 pm

Well, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfcyOgXcXHE

Tell me what you guys think.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:28 pm

BRAVO! :D

Very cool. 8)

Ah.. that makes me want to skip out on practicing the Ibert Concerto tomorrow and start one of the extended techniques pieces that I will be playing this summer/next semester. Oh well. I can wait. The Ibert is pretty fun anyway.

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Post by Mark » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:17 pm

Very nice... 8)
So many instruments.... so little time.... :)

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Post by fluttiegurl » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:20 pm

Very nice performance!

Good luck with the competition!!

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