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by muzikislif3
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: vibrato
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

vibrato

hey, i know this is probably a stupid question, but how do you do a vibrato. I have a solo in "All is Calm" (a version of silent night) its really long and really pretty but I want to add a little vibrato to it. i can do it easily on low g and below but not at all any higher. ive been playing flute ...
by muzikislif3
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14446

hey, this is a very common problem with flautists so no worries :) It took me til the end of my junior year in high school to master controlling my volume and i have been playing since 6th grade, so don't fret it :) its very common. Just try to practice those difficult notes starting at about fff an...
by muzikislif3
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: tuning issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2525

tuning issues

Hey! me again, haven't been on in a few weeks. anywho...im having a little bit of tuning issues. My flute is always really sharp and i always have to pull it out about half an inch (probably like an inch in humidity) because it's always wicked sharp. I also tried adjusting the tuning cork which help...
by muzikislif3
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 5278

good news...getting braces off didn't affect the sound at all, well actually in fact, it made my tone quality better. i have to pull my flute out a little more because it's sharper, but my tone quality is actually a lot clearer :)
by muzikislif3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 5278

Date is set. My braces are coming off on September 13th. I also have an important football game that friday because it's against our "arch-rival". Any advice is appreciated. Especially for learning a new embouchure fast!!
by muzikislif3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What ist the Headscrew good for ?
Replies: 23
Views: 15609

With my flute, I have a beginner gemeinhardt flute that ive been playing for 4 years (played flute for 7 but i managed to slam my flute in the car door 4 years ago haha oops foot joint and part of the middle joint were completely destroyed), I have to move the tuning cork almost all the way out in o...
by muzikislif3
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute fingering: one octave higher
Replies: 5
Views: 7007

Hey! Welcome to the site by the way :). Ok, to get the higher octave will be a little tough at first but you'll get the hang of it. When playing notes above the staff, you have to tighten your embouchure, which means pulling the corners of your mouth out more, sort of like you're smiling and make th...
by muzikislif3
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: suggestions anyone...
Replies: 4
Views: 4345

try talking to your band director. They could probably hook you up with someone, if not, maybe they'll help. :)
by muzikislif3
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Band Clinic
Replies: 14
Views: 6737

E# is an F. Anything with a # just simply means move it a half step up. Same thing goes with a b. For example an Fb would be an E natural because flat means to lower the pitch a half step.
by muzikislif3
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pratice without the instrument?
Replies: 7
Views: 5398

You already have some great ideas ... Other ones - with your imaginary flute, practise your scale fingerings (sing the scale in your head if it helps) Breathing ... try and practise taking deep breaths, and control the out-breath with a consistent stream. Maybe time it, so you have an idea of impro...
by muzikislif3
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Bad fingering habit I can't break
Replies: 1
Views: 2993

Bad fingering habit I can't break

Ok, this is kind of bad since ive been playing flute for almost 7 years, but what are ways to get rid of old fingering habits? I do the actual fingerings during whole notes but anything faster, I completely forget and change to my fingerings. D natural My fingering: oxxlxxxo middle D x Actual Finger...
by muzikislif3
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with F# above the staff
Replies: 5
Views: 3623

Hey, thanks! New fingering is sssoo much easier :) going to take some time getting used to but it is sssooo much better
by muzikislif3
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pratice without the instrument?
Replies: 7
Views: 5398

Here's another idea. While listening to recordings or going through your part, also go ahead an do the fingerings like you would if the flute was in your hands. it helps me :) (there is something constantly wrong with my flute)
by muzikislif3
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with F# above the staff
Replies: 5
Views: 3623

hey thanks. huh and i guess that would be an easier transition. it's F# 8th note, followed by and E natural 16th note, followed by another F# 16th note, Down to a D and then an down an octave D. I'm sorry lol there's 4. But yeah, Ive been using the crappier fingering and didn't know there was a bett...
by muzikislif3
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Staccato
Replies: 5
Views: 4841

i've always played staccato single tongued unless it was fast eighth notes or 16th notes.