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kwyjibrago
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Post by kwyjibrago » Sat Jul 12, 2003 4:13 am

what are some good flute solos of an easy grade (around
grade/level 4) i''ve been playing out of my level 3& 4 suzuki books for
violin, but i''d like to play music written for the flute (i have limited
flute repertoire knowledge)

tarzaflute
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Post by tarzaflute » Sat Jul 12, 2003 4:37 am

Hi! Some of the pieces from Carmen are simple,
Habanera has a spanish theme, and so does Andalouse by Pessard, its a nice
piece, played it for my exam not long ago. Entr'acte from Carmen is slower, its
nice with a full register. Is there any particular style you were looking for,
there are a million solos but if you like a certain style I can list ones I know
for you!
Tara!

kwyjibrago
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Post by kwyjibrago » Sat Jul 12, 2003 6:29 am

baroque style music may be best for me to start with.
i've really been getting into early 1900s music, but it tends be more difficult
in nature (that may be best left to play on my violin) i've been playing a
little over a month, but i've played the violin (and various other
instruments)for the past 10 years, so the instructional type books are extremely
bland. anything that's moderately challenging note-wise, but stylistically
simple is probably what i'm after

tarzaflute
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Post by tarzaflute » Sat Jul 12, 2003 7:24 am

Johann Joachim Quantz is an amazing baroque composer,
but you can't but simple and Quantz in the same sentence, so to speak! I played
his theme and variations and although they look simple, they ain't! I'm now
playing Quantz's Concerto in G Major and it's cool, anyway back to what
you're looking for... Johann Sebastian Bach is also another baroque composer,
he also had a son, Johann Christian Bach, but I haven't come across his pieces.
Check out some of Antonio Vivaldi's works too, I haven't played any of his
pieces but I hear they are good. Mozart is also another composer who has
composed interesting and amazing works. Tamino's Aria is a simple piece by
Mozart, but it's not too simple that you will get bored with it after a week.
Here are some toher composers you can look into, Handel, Koehler, Bizet (look
into the opera Carmen, some great pieces from that as I mentioned before) and
Telemann. Not sure if these composers are all baroque but they would be at your
level, well some of their pieces anyway. Hope this helps a bit!
Tara!

Penny
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Post by Penny » Sat Jul 12, 2003 6:01 pm

1. Easy - beginning, elementary, early junior high,
rhythms to eight notes, limited range, less complex key signature. 2.
Intermediate - junior high, early high school; range generally to 2 1/2 octaves,
more complex rhythms and musical demands, easy ornamentation; e.g.: Telemann
"Sonatas", "Melodious & Progressive bk.I". 3. Moderately difficult - High
school, early college; increased demands in interpretation, rhythm, key, range,
technique; e.g.: J.S. Bach "Sonatas", Mozart "Concerti". 4. Advanced - College,
conservatory; extended range; technically and interpretively complex, but
generally written within the confines of traditional notation and performance
methods. 5. Extremely difficult - Technically difficult; may make use of
extended techniques or nontraditional notation systems. I can't wait until
grade 4 pieces are an "easy grade" for me. [:0] [:0] [:0]

tarzaflute
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Post by tarzaflute » Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:52 am

I'm not sure if that's what kwyjibrago meant by
grade 4. They might mean exam levels. The system at fluteworld.com is a system
they just developed to make buying easier. Anyway if they mean the fluteworld
system I'd be happy playing grade 4!
Tara!

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