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by shanti
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Lower register used to be easy - now difficult???
Replies: 8
Views: 6716

When I practice I will often choose to focus on either the high register or the low register - or occasionally I will work really hard on the middle!! You haven't been playing for very long yet - you said just seven months. You are still learning so much and it takes time for all of these techniques...
by shanti
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: keeping piccolo warm?
Replies: 10
Views: 7850

keeping piccolo warm?

One of the places I play regularly is a concert band - the only place I play my piccolo any more. The room is quite cool and I find that the piccolo takes a good 5 minutes of playing before it is warm enough to sound beautiful and stay in tune. The trouble is I alternate between flute and piccolo th...
by shanti
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: flute player with asthma
Replies: 8
Views: 10454

flute player with asthma

What to do? I have only had asthma for about three of my thirty years of flute playing. On a good day I have about 75% of my former lung capacity for playing. On a bad day, even with extra doses of the rescue inhaler, I often run out of air within two bars of playing. I am working hard with my docto...
by shanti
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about Yamaha 400 series
Replies: 11
Views: 12177

I bought my Yamaha 481 a couple of years ago. I tried several different flutes, including quite a few that were listed as 'professional' and that the sales person told me were better than the 481. I tried them all and found I consistently got the most beautiful tone in all registers with this flute....