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by apicultrice
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Platinum Riser on gold tube
Replies: 3
Views: 3977

Mine is a 14k Miyazawa with a platinum riser, on a 9k body. I tried the gold riser and found that the platinum riser offered more complexity of sound and color options.
by apicultrice
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College for a Flutist
Replies: 12
Views: 6625

Hi Heirii, I'm a Mississippian, so perhaps I understand a little (maybe) about why you might want to go to school in another place. I faced the same quandary about college, and ended up at the U of Alabama as a music therapy major, and then at the U of Arkansas as a flute performance major. I've sin...
by apicultrice
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Pedagogy
Replies: 9
Views: 8730

Hi Fox, Wye has a second volume of the beginner series - have you looked at that one? Concurrent with the second volume of beginner stuff, my students might also choose to work out of his "Very Easy Flute Treasury," which has a nice variety of pieces. After they finish these, we usually will go into...
by apicultrice
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Alternate F#, why not.
Replies: 4
Views: 4351

Yes, seems a bit weird to me too!
by apicultrice
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 10309

Ah, I didn't mean to come off as arrogant, perhaps I did! At any rate, you're kind of dispensing some specious information in general around here.. So I just felt like the record needed to be set straight. What's the use in learning a technique if you're not going to learn it correctly? Rim it, lip ...
by apicultrice
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Alternate F#, why not.
Replies: 4
Views: 4351

Oh, me. Sorry, have to jump in and say that the middle finger F# is kind of verboten in the lower and middle registers, except in very fast passages (although, according to Kujala in his Vade Mecum, it is OK to use middle F# in ascending passages, but not in descending.. Hmm.) The sound tends to be ...
by apicultrice
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 10309

Perhaps I was unclear. There are different ways of fingering trills in the 3rd octave (in the same way that there are different microtonal fingerings) - some are more accurate, pitch-wise, some are less. You should always use a chart (hopefully with a variety of options) and a tuner, when you are tr...
by apicultrice
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 10309

I would disagree - I go for accuracy in these situations - trills and quartertones. An experienced ear can tell the difference.
by apicultrice
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 10309

This is a bit nitpicky, but I would always (always) use a tuner when trying to determine what fingering works best for a quartertone. Just depressing the rim of the key will not always give you an exact quartertone - sometimes all you need is to vent the key slightly. Using a chart along with the tu...
by apicultrice
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sterling Silver Prima Sankyo for sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 1602

Sterling Silver Prima Sankyo for sale!

Hi All, I recently upgraded to a Miyazawa flute and have decided (reluctantly) to part with my silver Prima Sankyo. Last summer I briefly had it up for sale but decided to keep it.. Now I know that the Miyazawa is what I want, so this one has to go. It plays beautifully and needs a home! Please let ...
by apicultrice
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sticky pads on a new Pearl Flute !
Replies: 16
Views: 11921

I purchased a Miya in July with straubingers and have had a miserable time with my G key. I don't eat/drink anything before playing and always rinse or brush before playing, but still have that one sticky pad! It's driving me nuts. Maybe I will try the flute juice! Thanks for the recommendation.
by apicultrice
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: ...And the strange, unknown flowers...
Replies: 5
Views: 7801

Hi! I played this piece a few years ago. Stephanie Rea has a recording on the Centaur label: http://cdbaby.com/cd/stephanierea

It's quite good!
by apicultrice
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NFA Convention 2008- Kansas City
Replies: 20
Views: 11255

I'm going!! And I am actually presenting this year, which is kind of exciting but also nervewracking. I haven't been since Nashville in '04. I can't believe how expensive the whole thing is, but it's a great experience - take almost everyone you've ever met in the flute world and put them all in one...
by apicultrice
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Annual Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 4485

I am not there this year, but I will be there next year! Hopefully doing a presentation.. One of my teachers from grad school has just agreed to co-teach a workshop with me on improvisation and creativity. I am really excited!
by apicultrice
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Projection
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

I learned that dropping the lower jaw and putting a lot of space between the back teeth helps with good tone quality in the lower register. As for projection, the thing that helped me the most came in a masterclass a few years ago. The teacher moved my flute further down on my chin. It didn't seem t...