Slides?

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palmerplantagenet
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Slides?

Post by palmerplantagenet » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:42 am

I am a pianist who intends to select some sheet music and play with a flutist friend. I would like to know whether the flute is capable of executing something similar to a violinist's slide? As example - the kind of playing many of yesterday's violinists often executed, such as, and especially, Fritz Kreisler. Thank you.
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wkzh
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Re: Slides?

Post by wkzh » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:24 pm

Hi there!

Well, yes and no; it depends on which notes you want to slide, and whether the flute has perforated keys. There is a very limited set of ranges a normal flute can slide, and achieves an effect rather different from that on the violin. Feel free to ask if you want more details.

I'm not sure if you're intending to discuss over email or on the forum, since you added your email address, so I emailed you anyway.
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