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by Iolaus
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Mini-Fest '09 – Fullerton, Southern California – 4/30
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Just a bump to remind people that this is only a few days away - Thursday and Friday of this week!

BTW, Fox did a special report on Paige Long - Friday night's special guest.

World's largest flute!
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/040609flute
by Iolaus
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Mini-Fest '09 – Fullerton, Southern California – 4/30
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Thought I'd bump this for the weekend. If any one is interested, here's a little more about Paige Dashner Long - the woman doing the show on Friday night. http://www.contraflute.com/ Paige Dashner Long, BA and MA Washington University in St. Louis, MO, is an internationally recognized flute choir di...
by Iolaus
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Mini-Fest '09 – Fullerton, Southern California – 4/30
Replies: 2
Views: 2904

Flute Mini-Fest '09 – Fullerton, Southern California – 4/30

Flute Mini-Fest '09 – Fullerton, Southern California – 4/30 - 5/1 This should be of interest to Students and teachers in the SoCal area. Brochures should be arriving in the mail to everyone on our mailing list, but I’m spreading the word through the grapevine as well so please feel free to pass the ...
by Iolaus
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Valgon Rings and Foster Extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 10312

I couldn't bring myself to try them; they were just too funny looking!
by Iolaus
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Notes above G6 sound horrible
Replies: 7
Views: 7981

...So keep practicing, and sooner or later, they will become pleasant [although still very high pitched]. What he said. High notes are more about the focus and direction of the air stream than the velocity of the air. It takes a long while to develop the embouchure needed to hit them sweetly. Don't...
by Iolaus
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Annual Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 4360

I'll be there. I'm flying in Wednesday afternoon, leaving Monday. After that, I'll probably wait 'til the Anaheim convention.
by Iolaus
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: If bottom C & C# are hard to get then...................
Replies: 23
Views: 14991

Another trick along those lines that a fellow flutist told me about was, if a newly re-padded instrument seemed a bit rough, to wrap the whole instrument lightly with an ACE bandage for a day or so before getting too frustrated and returning the flute for more work. She said it worked a miracle on h...
by Iolaus
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: "The smiley goes on the chin"
Replies: 8
Views: 6301

This is interesting http://www.jennifercluff.com/lineup.htm I've always aligned my embouchure hole with the outer edge level with the outer edge of the first key, which is how it is explained in the book I learned from originally. Interesting that she recommends aligning the outer edge with the cen...
by Iolaus
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Good tone on high notes intermediate and pro flutist
Replies: 9
Views: 6009

I place it right into the curve, and have the head turned out slightly. My teacher wants me to leave as much of the hole as possible uncovered, but when I watched her play her "winged" lip plate, and when I saw a closeup of Galway, they both had half or more covered. I guess you just have to play ar...
by Iolaus
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Good tone on high notes intermediate and pro flutist
Replies: 9
Views: 6009

#1 Make sure your instrument is in good adjustment. (have someone test it) #2 I know some people in my college band, that have been playing for several years, that aren't comfortable above high G. #3 It's been thirty years since I was a beginner, but I seem to recall being at about the same range af...
by Iolaus
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: T & G exercises
Replies: 17
Views: 23683

Well, this thread has been an interesting and entertaining read. When I was a younger flutist (with seven or eight years of private lessons), I practiced exercises as little as possible (read "almost never"), and spent all my time on pieces - both lesson material and band material. Now that I've ret...
by Iolaus
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: crown plug
Replies: 8
Views: 6745

I don't think that small of a discrepancy would matter much.
by Iolaus
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pressing the flute against the lower lip?
Replies: 6
Views: 6638

Re: Strange question...

I have a beard (goatee to be more precise). I know there are plenty of flute players in the world who have the same (Galway!) but I'm wondering if part of the problems I'm having in producing ANY sound sometimes (I'm a beginner) are due to having a beard. Any advice/experience? I'd say the problem ...
by Iolaus
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: "How it's Made" video: How a Flute is Made
Replies: 6
Views: 5659

I posted a link to that on one of my other flute lists a few months ago, and someone there said that she had been involved in the making of the video in some fashion (I think working on, or playing one), and, yes, it was Brannen. Ah, here it is. http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Galway-Flute-Chat...
by Iolaus
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Does better flute equal easier hight notes?
Replies: 14
Views: 11032

kflutist wrote:[...]
This is why I advise to have another more advanced flutist or a tech to check the flute. This way you can be sure that it is the flute and not a lack of practice.
Absolutely.