Is it called 'tone'?

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Valero
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Is it called 'tone'?

Post by Valero » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:36 pm

I'm in my 4th month of self learning the flute. I did a search on this board for my question but could find not answer. I have started playing the flute using numerous books and CDs in the market and I think all of them are wonderful. The problem I have is that recently I started recording my flute playing and I've found that the pieces that I played with the CDs that come with the books do not sound similar to the CDs. I don't know if is called tone but it sounds flat compare to the CDs.
My questions is:
What is this called?
and what can I do to practice getting out of those flat sounding notes?
Most of them seem to be on the high end.
Thank you very much for any help. :D

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Post by etgohomeok » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:50 pm

I suppose you could call it tone.

High notes tend to go flat. You'll have to roll the flute out from you a little when you get to those notes.

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Post by fii » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:55 am

in my opinion, you could call it a tone. my intonation (pitch) is also not really good especially in the third register. when i asked some musician how to fix it, they always say you must do the longnote using tuner. experimenting with rolling the flute, embouchure, etc. maybe this may works.
etgohomeok wrote:High notes tend to go flat. You'll have to roll the flute out from you a little when you get to those notes.
in my case, it's different. my high notes tend to go sharp. so i have to roll in the flute or use alternate fingering to flatten it. especially the F# and G# (my highest note is Bb).
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Post by fluteguy18 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:13 am

You shouldn't be rolling in or out at all. It hurts your intonation. You should be making pitch adjustments with your embouchure.

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Post by fii » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:55 am

fluteguy18 wrote:You shouldn't be rolling in or out at all. It hurts your intonation. You should be making pitch adjustments with your embouchure.
thanks for the info. i'll try it :)
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