Hi Your Majesty ,queenren wrote:Thanks for your suggestions! I've been working on it and it seems to "come and go". I believe I know how to do it, but it seems the problems stems from me not being consistent with my approach. For example, I may forget to use a faster air stream. But it's coming along (I guess...lol). I am very impatient, and I feel that I should be playing like a person that have been playing for 10 years...lol. Sometimes I think I got too late of a start (being 34).
I recently picked my flute back up again also and i'm 41, I think it's great to run into someone of my vintage doing the same thing. I have had fun learning completely on my own and with some very wise folks here on this board and others, YouTube and Nina Perlove gives fantastic videos to also guide me. I did play in grade school but hardly ever took it seriously enough to advance but I always knew I could be good at it..if I ever wanted to be
Embouchure formation has been fun to learn about but it is pretty tricky. So i've found just experimenting with my whole mouth (ie tongue, lips ect.) has helped me find a great deal of variations. Rolling my flute inward has also helped but I find myself being inconsistent in my approach, so I am just enjoying the tone changes as I reacquaint myself with my instrument.
Well again, good to be in good company