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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 pm

Noob here playing a simple exercise from a Trevor Wye book. Much easier on recorder lol

[youtube]https://youtu.be/KWxfP8qwAOs[/youtube]

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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by pied_piper » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm

LarryS wrote:
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Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic!
Welcome to Fluteland. Apologies if your first post was deleted. Spammers hit this board pretty hard and while trying to keep them out, new members sometimes accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll try not to let that happen to you again.
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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 am

pied_piper wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm
LarryS wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:00 am
Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic!
Welcome to Fluteland. Apologies if your first post was deleted. Spammers hit this board pretty hard and while trying to keep them out, new members sometimes accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll try not to let that happen to you again.
Its actually my second post. My first post was an introductory post telling you all a bit about myself but that hasnt shown up yet

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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by pied_piper » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm

I'm one of the board moderators. I checked the new message queue and there is no introductory message there. Perhaps you could repost it. I've promoted you to full membership so your future posts will not be moderated.
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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 am

pied_piper wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm
I'm one of the board moderators. I checked the new message queue and there is no introductory message there. Perhaps you could repost it. I've promoted you to full membership so your future posts will not be moderated.
Ah thanks for that. It was quite the essay, I'm not typing all that again lol
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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Well this is where I'm at with flute. Its very basic. I can play more advanced tunes on recorder, tin whistle and now native American flute, but concert flute is hard. Very hard. I find I run out of breath really quickly, though I'm learning to make a smaller hole with my mouth, and use tu or du articulation to save air.



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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:41 am

Well I've added a proper D5 to my toolbox and have improved on that piece. I never thought I'd get to the stage where I can play a tune on the flute!

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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by pied_piper » Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm

Nice. You're off to a good start. Keep working to attain a smaller lip opening with a more focused air stream. That will allow you to play longer notes and also improve the tone.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Let's hear it!!

Post by LarryS » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 am

Well I discovered that my cork was loose- the crown was forever coming loose even when not touched. Anyway I got some advice from someone in a Facebook group and used PTFE tape to seal the cork. Its now tight in there with no leaks, and I find it it easier to get high C and low F now.

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