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by Robin
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver tubing source
Replies: 2
Views: 2857

Re: Silver tubing source

I wrote to a head joint manufacturer in the UK about sourcing and apparently he gets his silver tubing from Cooksons in London, and his gold from a supplier in the states (though he did not specify). Look for 19mm internal diameter and 0.4mm thickness (however, most suppliers will not list specialis...
by Robin
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Mozart Piano Concertos
Replies: 0
Views: 2273

Mozart Piano Concertos

Hi,

Does anyone know of a publisher who has any of the piano concertos arranged for flute? I think they'd sound tremendous!

Cheers,

Robin
by Robin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Best Player
Replies: 10
Views: 4336

Re: Best Player

Pahud is shockingly good, but until I've heard 100 of the world's finest players I couldn't claim that he's the best (he is my favourite so far, though!).
by Robin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Learning the two Mozart concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: Learning the two Mozart concertos

Well... play all the notes right and the correct tempo, even if the embellishments are lacking :) I practice most days during my lunch break (have an empty entire wing of the office to myself! :D ) and it feels like it will be in the order of a year to get as good as potential allows. I am working o...
by Robin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Learning the two Mozart concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Learning the two Mozart concertos

Hi, This is a bit of a strange question. If the Mozart G and D concertos were erased from your memory, how long would it take you to master them all over again? I'm working on them, but I suspect it could be some time before they sound amazing. Your answers might help me gauge the rate of my progres...
by Robin
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: It's winter; bad lips = total failure
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

It's winter; bad lips = total failure

Hi, I came home from work yesterday, having cycled in the bitter cold. I whipped out my flute and tried to blast out a quick concerto in G major. But to my horror I couldn't play any note above middle G without it sounding like a beginner's effort. High D wouldn't sound without serious coaxing. Norm...
by Robin
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute
Replies: 4
Views: 5025

Re: Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute

Thank you. It will be a few months of daily practice but I will crack it! :)
by Robin
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute
Replies: 4
Views: 5025

Re: Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute

Hi, The problems are: long jumps (F1# D2 C3 C3) playing fast (for which I'm hoping there are a few things I can do other than just practising the final payload slowly) structuring my practice (I just play bits randomly - practising the first few bars, then the next few + the first few and so on) Per...
by Robin
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute
Replies: 4
Views: 5025

Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute

Hi, I've recently started practising the four movements of this truly epic flute solo. However, being only mediocre in talent I'm finding some of the parts very challenging. Since this is very standard flute repetoire (apparently), I'm hoping someone here who's cracked this can recommend any exercis...
by Robin
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Bansuri
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: Bansuri

Thanks! That's encouraging.

How much did you pay for yours? I'm wondering if the cheap ones I'm seeing @ £30 or so are representative - especially seeing as they often ship in sets of 10+ flutes of different sizes!
by Robin
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Bansuri
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Bansuri

Hi, I play the vanilla transverse flute and was thinking of getting an Indian Bansuri for the side board, as I heard a busker playing one and it looked quite fun. They're cheap as chips, but the following fears instantly spring to mind: Is the embouchure different? Is the fingering similar? What's t...
by Robin
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yamaha headjoints
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: yamaha headjoints

This is exactly what I wanted and I'm thrilled that someone with from within the industry answered :) I'm sure others will also appreciate this. Can you recommend any decent learning materials on flute technology? I'm interested in, for instance, how the octave jump is possible by embouchure change ...
by Robin
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yamaha headjoints
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

yamaha headjoints

Hello fluteland, I've been looking at the selection of head joints that Yamaha have to offer but am left utterly bewildered. Firstly, the models are named after letters of the alphabet, which doesn't exactly reveal their focus. Secondly, their descriptions are all the same . Each one being a shuffle...