Voice Your Opinion

For Anything and Everything to do with Flute Playing and Music

Moderators: Classitar, pied_piper, Phineas

Post Reply
sakuramimato
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:39 am

Voice Your Opinion

Post by sakuramimato » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:52 am

I was meaning to ask what "level" I played in, as I
have read through the message boards, but decided on asking you to voice your
opinion on what a student playing for four years should have accomplished by
now. - Scales (major and minor, plus octaves and varieties) - Sight Reading -
Notes (which notes should they have been able to play/master) - Tone - Variety -
Dynamics - etc. I might ask what "level" I play in later on, but I would like to
see what you think a person of my "experience" should be performing at. Thank
you for reading!

User avatar
fluteluversmom
Posts: 295
Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 10:22 pm

Voice Your Opinion

Post by fluteluversmom » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:18 am

It is hard to say what level you shoul be playing
at. Different countries seem to have different criteria to be met for each
level. In the state that I live in I rarely even here "level's" mentioned. I
know that my daughter has looked at various lists online and said that her
skills sort of fit in a few different level's. If it helps I and tell you what
she is doing. She is in 7th grade and is in her 3rd year of playing and this is
basically where she is at skill wise : She can play all Major, Minor and
Chromatic scales and arpegios 2 octaves from memory at 144. She can play with
vibrato. She can play out of the book Concert and Contest Collection (Voxman)and
Master Solo's (Sigurdson) with ease. She can play Largo and Allegro by Telemann
in the Master Solo book from memory. She is currently working in the book Flute
Music by French Composers and this gives her a challenge. She is currently
working on Chaminade. She has played picollo for a year. She has a can play
solidly in all registers, has a solid grip on harmonics, double and triple
tongueing. When I order music for her from Fluteworld, I order music that is
rated 3+. I have no idea of what "level" she is playing in. She just keeps
working on building skills and perfecting the ones that she has. She basically
just sets goals for herself...such as she wants to be able to audition early for
the Wind Ensemble in High School. Kim
Some
days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

User avatar
dancingflutist3000
Posts: 117
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:35 am

Voice Your Opinion

Post by dancingflutist3000 » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:41 pm

[quote] ---------------- On 1/23/2004 9:18:52 AM It
is hard to say what level you shoul be playing at. Different countries seem to
have different criteria to be met for each level. In the state that I live in I
rarely even here "level's" mentioned. I know that my daughter
has looked at various lists online and said that her skills sort of fit in a few
different level's. If it helps I and tell you what she is doing. She is in 7th
grade and is in her 3rd year of playing and this is basically where she is at
skill wise : She can play all Major, Minor and Chromatic scales and arpegios 2
octaves from memory at 144. She can play with vibrato. She can play out of the
book Concert and Contest Collection (Voxman)and Master Solo's (Sigurdson) with
ease. She can play Largo and Allegro by Telemann in the Master Solo book from
memory. She is currently working in the book Flute Music by French Composers and
this gives her a challenge. She is currently working on Chaminade. She has
played picollo for a year. She has a can play solidly in all registers, has a
solid grip on harmonics, double and triple tongueing. When I order music for her
from Fluteworld, I order music that is rated 3+. I have no idea of what
"level" she is playing in. She just keeps working on building
skills and perfecting the ones that she has. She basically just sets goals for
herself...such as she wants to be able to audition early for the Wind Ensemble
in High School. Kim ---------------- [/quote] She's in 7TH GRADE?! Tell your
daughter "YOU GO GURL!" lol. She must really work hard at playing her
instrument. My skill level is significantly lower than hers and I've played
about half as long, though there are students in my band who have been playing
since 4th grade and can't even dream of playing anything - let alone scales -
at 144.
~*~Soccer
Rules~*~ ~*~dancingflutist~*~
http://thesims.ea.com/mysimpage/simpage.php?avatar_id=11412300

Goddess of Flute
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:53 am

Voice Your Opinion

Post by Goddess of Flute » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:11 pm

*smiles weakly* uhhh, i feel put in my place. haha,
Im a Senior in High School and i admit I am first chair. I have been playing for
8 years, and piccolo for 3. But i would have to say the 7th grade girl is
probably more advaced than i am, sadly. I need some improvement. *walks away
with her tail between her legs*
Support Live Music!!
Kiss a Musician!!! :-*

User avatar
fluteluversmom
Posts: 295
Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 10:22 pm

Voice Your Opinion

Post by fluteluversmom » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:31 pm

>>She's in 7TH GRADE?! Tell your daughter "YOU GO
GURL!" lol. >> Thanks so much I will tell her what you said. She does work hard.
As I said above..she just really sets goals for herself..for example her flute
teacher told her that she would have to have those scales memorized for the Wind
Ensemble, so she just digs her heels in and does it LOL I only wish she would
work so hard on cleaning her bedroom :) Kim
Some
days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

User avatar
fluteluversmom
Posts: 295
Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 10:22 pm

Voice Your Opinion

Post by fluteluversmom » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:46 pm

I hope I didn't offend you or come off that I meant
to brag. I was just trying to tell the original poster what my 7th grader in her
3rd year is doing when she asked what someone playing for 4 years should be
playing. My daughter does spend alot of time practicing as her only extra
curricular activity has been basketball. She tends to be a perfectionist by
nature except as I said when it comes to cleaning her room LOL Kim >>*smiles
weakly* uhhh, i feel put in my place. haha, Im a Senior in High School and i
admit I am first chair. I have been playing for 8 years, and piccolo for 3. But
i would have to say the 7th grade girl is probably more advaced than i am,
sadly. I need some improvement. *walks away with her tail between her legs*<<
Some
days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

User avatar
krzymunkey
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:54 pm

Voice Your Opinion

Post by krzymunkey » Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:45 am

hey everyone.. im in 7th grade and i can play: ~a ,a
flat ,b flat, c (3 octaves),d, e, e flat,f, g major scales (all two octaves
except for c) ~f, f sharp, and d minor scales (2 octaves) ~arpeggios for all the
scales listed above all of these above are memorized
Dream
as if you'll live forever... Live as if you'll die tomorrow...

Post Reply