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Post by Penny » Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:37 pm

What's in a flute? Usually the same as a Politician. A
lot of hot air. There is a running item on ebay that is a video on how to take
apart and assemble a flute. Don't know how good it is, but you may want to
email the guy and see if it would answer your questions[:sun:]

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Post by tarzaflute » Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:28 pm

Hi Penny. When I did my grade 4 exam the scales I had to
cover were: Major: E major B flat major A flat major Harmonic Minors: F Harmonic
Minor C# Harmonic Minor B harmonic Minor Melodic Minors: F Melodic Minor A
Melodic Minor C Melodic Minor Arpeggios - Major: A flat major E major B flat
major Arpeggios - Minor: F minor C# minor B minor Chromatic Scales: Commencing
on C# Commencing on F# Commencing on A Scales in Thirds: G major C major F major
Sustained Note: Any note of G major sustained for 10 seconds going from piano to
forte then back to piano Sustained Scale: Any major scale from this grade played
M=60 All of these have to be in 2 octaves and they pick the articulation for
each [8)]
Tara!

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Post by Penny » Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:31 pm

Thanks for posting those requirements for 4. I assume
all are played by memory???[8)] We only use minor scales and thirds in practice
books, if I remember those are done early in the intermediate book which would
make sense for a 4. You consider a 4 an early (beginning) intermediate there as
well? Arpeggios are played with the major scales. The slow scale is a nice
practice tool as is the >hold< , I think both are great for tone and breathe
work. High notes >hold< low notes <hold> is the way I like to see it. But I
haven't seen all these used in testing only practice. Very interesting indeed.
You don't have to play any pieces? Do I remember you saying you have passed 8
now? I'll bet that is a long hard road from 4. A great deal of
PRACTICE![:devil:] [:devil:] [:devil:] Be nice if we had a more official system
for levels. Maybe even an international one. At what point do they make sure you
know all the majors by either playing them all or not telling you in advance
which you will be required to play? We have to play all 12 in under 2 minutes,
tonguing on the ascent, slurring back down with arpeggios!!! Flying fingers and
burning lungs[:bigsmile:] [:bigsmile:] [:knockout:]

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Post by fluteluversmom » Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:20 am

Penny~ I mostly lurk here and on a few other flute
message boards. But I did want to commend you on your flute knowledge. I know
you mentioned on one message board that your daughter has been playing for about
2 years and your knowledge of flute was basically from osmosis and necessity. I
started reading these message boards to get tips for my daughter who has also
been playing for 2 years and I haven't even come close to being as knowledgable
as you have. It is refreshing to see another mom on these message boards [;)]
Kim [quote] ---------------- On 8/9/2003 11:31:37 PM We only use minor scales
and thirds in practice books, if I remember those are done early in the
intermediate book which would make sense for a 4. You consider a 4 an early
(beginning) intermediate there as well? Arpeggios are played with the major
scales. The slow scale is a nice practice tool as is the , I think both are
great for tone and breathe work. High notes low notes is the way I like to see
it. But I haven't seen all these used in testing only practice. Very
interesting indeed. We have to play all 12 in under 2 minutes, tonguing on the
ascent, slurring back down with arpeggios!!! Flying fingers and burning lungs
[/quote]
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days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

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Post by Penny » Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:44 am

Aren't you sweet.[:halo:] I try to post the caveat
every once in awhile that I am no expert just try to share some of the things I
have read in books, online or from listening to my daughter's teacher over the
course of her lessons. [:knockout:] It seems forever ago when she worked through
that intermediate book but really it was only last fall. We are proud and amazed
at her improvement. No challenge has slowed her progress as she now makes the
move from intermediate to advanced player. Hopefully she accomplishes it before
she discovers BOYS [:knockout:] or worse yet the Piccolo! [:0] [:0] [:bigsmile:]

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Post by fluteluversmom » Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:23 pm

Hi Penny~ I feel the same way about my daughter. It
feels like she just started playing and she just keeps on suprising everyone
with her skills. Do you play the flute also? I played the flute from 4th-12th
grade. My daughter has inspired me to pick it up again. In fact I recently
purchased a used Gemmy from a friend at work. I had tried to play a bit on my
daughters but couldn't get the hang of the open holes on hers [:blackeye:] I am
really suprised at how quickly I am remembering things when I pick my flute up
now. My daughter and I have even been able to play a few easy duets together.
She can't wait for me to catch up to her so we can play the songs that she
enjoys....her,Mozart's "Giovani liete" and "Ricevete, o padroncina" and Bachs
BWV 779 (Orig F Major) are a bit much for me :) One thing that I don't ever
think that I will be able to do is play with vibrato. My daughter seemed to pick
that up so easily...Oh well with or without that I am enjoying playing with her
and we actually sound pretty good together. Kim
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days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

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Post by fluteluversmom » Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:30 pm

Penny~ I forgot to add...that I suggest a few sets of
earplugs when your daughter picks up the piccolo. My daughter got a pic for her
birthday last year and earplugs are a must !! I can't get our dog to wear them
so I have to resort to taking him outside when she practices that..the poor
thing would go and hide when she takes that out to play. Kim [quote]
---------------- On 8/10/2003 9:44:02 AM Hopefully she accomplishes it before
she discovers BOYS [:knockout:] or worse yet the Piccolo! [:0] [:0] [:bigsmile:]
---------------- [/quote]
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Post by Penny » Sun Aug 10, 2003 7:36 pm

How wonderful for you and your daughter that you have
started playing again. Unfortunately I can't sing, dance or play any instrument
unless someone wants ear, foot or instrument damage.[:blackeye:] Isn't amazing
how quickly young people can learn things. You are fortunate to have learned
when you were young and merely needed to "freshen up".[;)] My only musical skill
is an ear that can hear the slightest mistake in my daughter's play much to her
consternation.[:bigsmile:] My daughter did a demo on a pic at a local music
store and after about 20 sec adjustment period she was playing scales with good
tone. Now she wants one, but I have put it off until she settles into the new
school year at least.[:((] [;)] [:blackeye:] Band at school won't be much of a
challenge for her this year so it might be the right time to add the piccolo. I
hope she doesn't read this.

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Post by fluteluversmom » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:33 am

Hi Penny, We added picollo for the same reason. School
band is not very challenging here. If fact I was told last week that they keep
it simple so that the kids won't drop out of band. I can relate to your post on
the Galway board about being able to show ability because that is not something
they have the chance to do very often here[:blackeye:] Kim
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days you catch the bus and other days it runs over you.

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Post by flutietootie4lyfe » Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:02 pm

does someone know the requirements for grade or level
2????
~Kendall
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Post by flutietootie85 » Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:18 pm

Hey- I just wanted to say that I think it's awesome how
your kids can improve so quickly. I'm in 10th grade and I just thought it was
interesting to read all of these posts. I'm juts starting vibrato now and for
me it's good to know that it's normal not to grasp it right away..but I'm
getting better! hehe. Yea, my middle school band wasn't challenging for some of
us either at least for me because no one ever practiced so we had to play easy
stuff. Yea..I've been playing since 5th grade..woo..haha. Anyway, the piccolo
is a fun instrument ot play. I play it for marching band..my poor dog doesn't
like the sound too much either. So I would advise earplugs because I know it
hurts when you get into the upper octaves. My friend has a really nice piccolo
and she can get up to the 3rd octave Bb..let me tell you that hurts..haha. Okay,
I'm doen talking now. I hope you always enjoy listening to your kids improve!
:)
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Post by Penny » Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:18 am

"my poor dog doesn't like the sound too much either. So
I would advise earplugs " How do you get the dog to sit still while you put the
earplugs in?[:devil:] [:knockout:] [:bigsmile:]

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