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Bending notes

Postby AnnaJ » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:09 pm

Inspired partly by the beatboxing flute player, and partly by needing more things to practice, I've been practicing tone bending and other alternative noises.

I find the middle register much easier to bend down a semitone than the other registers. Is it possible to do the same with the top register? Is anyone knowledgeable about such things?

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Postby MrBaz » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:01 pm

Yes it is possible. I agree with you. I find the mid and lower register the easiest to bend notes.

I wish I could bend my low B enough to make it sound like a Bb. Then you could have another scale to play in 3 octaves.
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Postby AnnaJ » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:03 pm

Thanks. I'm going to write some music which requires pitch bends. I need to get some practice in to find out exactly what's possible!
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bending

Postby jefkearns » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:13 am

The open holes on the flute are quite helpful for bending the pitch as much as changing the position of the flute.
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Postby etgohomeok » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:43 pm

I have a feeling jefkearns is just posting so he can advertise. I propose we change the target off all his links to something like www.pokemon.com.

But anyways. Check out some Robert Dick stuff. He makes instructional videos on how to do weird extended techniques.

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Postby musical_Kat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:52 pm

I have a feeling jefkearns is just posting so he can advertise.
LMAO....I think you're right.

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Postby Phineas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:20 pm

I have a feeling jefkearns is just posting so he can advertise. I propose we change the target off all his links to something like www.pokemon.com.

But anyways. Check out some Robert Dick stuff. He makes instructional videos on how to do weird extended techniques.
Yeah, I think you might be right. He keeps refering to his recorded material instead of just giving an explanation and being done with it.

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sorry

Postby jefkearns » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:31 pm

My apologies if I put too many links in my responses or if it felt like I was just posting to promote my own playing.

I don't feel I was spamming the board or anything, and I feel that visual or auditory learning can usually exceed the written word; especially when we are dealing with sounds and movement of the flute. However, in light of this community feeling otherwise I have taken off any mention of my recordings, and also taken off any links in my responses.

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Re: sorry

Postby Phineas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:04 pm

My apologies if I put too many links in my responses or if it felt like I was just posting to promote my own playing.

I don't feel I was spamming the board or anything, and I feel that visual or auditory learning can usually exceed the written word; especially when we are dealing with sounds and movement of the flute. However, in light of this community feeling otherwise I have taken off any mention of my recordings, and also taken off any links in my responses.
Hey Bro

Noone was bashing you, and there is nothing wrong with you posting links. People do this all of the time. It was just strange behavior for a new person to come on the board and start making references to personal/commercial recorded material. Thats all. One thing that is not tolerated very well are spammers. If you are not a spammer, cool. I personally appologize from my mis-judgement. Any contributions you want to make to the board are welcome, including your material.

Its cool.

Peace and love to ya my flute brotha! Welcome to the board!

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Postby pied_piper » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:26 pm

Check out some Robert Dick stuff. He makes instructional videos on how to do weird extended techniques.
Yeah, Robert Dick is really way out there on the flute. He takes pitch bending to the extreme with his glissando headjoint. For those who haven't seen it, check out the link below. Brannen makes and sells them for Robert Dick.

http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos ... +headjoint
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Postby Phineas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:31 pm

Check out some Robert Dick stuff. He makes instructional videos on how to do weird extended techniques.
Yeah, Robert Dick is really way out there on the flute. He takes pitch bending to the extreme with his glissando headjoint. For those who haven't seen it, check out the link below. Brannen makes and sells them for Robert Dick.

http://www.artistshousemusic.org/videos ... +headjoint
Yeah, I have seen him do Hindrix on flute. Quite spectacular, but he has a special slider headjoint! He is also a regular poster on the flutenet group on Yahoo.

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Postby etgohomeok » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:56 pm

Don't mind me jefkearns, I just have a rather sarcastic sense of humor. Put your links back up, I found one of them to be quite pleasurable to listen to.

I still think one or two of them should be discretely changed to www.pokemon.com though :wink:

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Re: sorry

Postby jefkearns » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:17 am

[quote="jefkearns"]My apologies if I put too many links in my responses or if it felt like I was just posting to promote my own playing.
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