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by Cleartone
Mon May 31, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What is the point of having a low B foot?
Replies: 18
Views: 25584

What is the point of having a low B foot?

as stated before the low b usually has a gizmo key on it and facilitates high c especially. also as stated before more modern pieces are using the low b since it is now common on most flutes. I however, think a beginner or intermediate player who is strictly playing classical should stick to a foot ...
by Cleartone
Fri May 28, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dynamics
Replies: 4
Views: 4796

Dynamics

I think it may depend a lot on where your range is at, at the time you are playing. but overall, it is good to practice tones in all ranges ppp or as soft as you can. I do this by controlling the amount of air that I put through the flute and at the same time adjust the embouchure accordingly to a s...
by Cleartone
Fri May 14, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ear plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 3473

ear plugs

Well, the flute is not really that loud of an instrument. Especially compared to Brass and Saxophones. Try playing the drums for comparison. I think if you really are curious about the level of volume on the flute, get yourself a decibal meter and check out where you are at and where the danger leve...
by Cleartone
Sun May 09, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Memorizing
Replies: 8
Views: 8136

Memorizing

Repitition, Repitition, Repitition. Start from the beginning. play until you make a mistake and start over again. Put the piece down for a few days. Start over again. it is dirty work but it must be done if you want to play to your highest ability. as soon as you got it you will always be able to co...
by Cleartone
Fri May 07, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 23606

Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?

I have to agree with Emily about the price thing. It sounds like to me that this flutist just needs to upgrade to an all silver model in a 1000-2000 dollar price range. The thing I don't agree with Emily is that her teacher believes she should upgrade and since he/she is getting paid to help her I t...
by Cleartone
Tue May 04, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Alternate B-flat thumb fingering
Replies: 17
Views: 16760

Alternate B-flat thumb fingering

I use the thumb b flat only during passages that demand a quick change from a flatted accidental arpeggio to a natural or sharped filled arpeggio. I believe one should stick to the right index fingered b flat because it is closely related to the high F. If you practice the keys of B flat and F. you ...
by Cleartone
Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Playing notes on the flute
Replies: 3
Views: 4557

Playing notes on the flute

Most of the time the main melody on the piano music is the very top line of the treble clef. In a pop tune it shouldn't be hard to pick it out from the rest of the notes. There maybe an occasional exception and some added notes for filler written by the editor. I think you can buy a piano book and b...
by Cleartone
Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: question about scales
Replies: 2
Views: 4308

question about scales

Yes and No. In both cases the the accidentals are the same, so an A Minor scale is a C Major scale starting on A. It sounds different though huh?? so in that respect it is its own thing. It is all on how each interval relates to another and how it may relate to a piece of music. This also includes w...
by Cleartone
Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 2nd octave...
Replies: 3
Views: 5083

2nd octave...

a good exercise is to start out playing a low C and play all the overtones you can while still holding the same fingering. This will get your lips adjusted to playing higher notes. do the same with low D and so on and so forth. Also play a c scale slowly upwards until you reach the area you are havi...
by Cleartone
Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 20534

Sight Reading

Hey Picchik, no problem. I enjoyed your response. At first I didn't understand it. That's why I asked you to explain. I wish I was as aware as you when I was in the 7th grade. then again there was no internet. Just keep on playing. by the way am looking at some vintage haynes and powell piccs. I can...
by Cleartone
Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

college level palying

Again, for the first two years of a music therapy education you will be taking the same exact classes a music major would take. so you have time to get private lessons and practice and make a decision at that time whether you want to pursue another course. Like switching majors. No, you don't need t...
by Cleartone
Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

college level palying

I think for the first two years of your education in music therapy you will be taking just about the same classes a regular music major would take. that includes taking private lessons on your instrument of choice. so like courtney said you might as well start finding a teacher. when you are contact...
by Cleartone
Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 15155

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

I think the last impression by Embum79 kind of sums up both dixon's point and Courtney's Most people who are going to buy a professional flute, maybe for the first time are going to spend around 5000 instead of 8-10K. Overall I have to agree with courtney that soldered tone hole flutes in general(no...
by Cleartone
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 20534

Sight Reading

dixon, again I agree and disagree, yes I agree that being a good sight reader and a great musician can be exclusive from one another, However most of these students are reading and doing just that. I don't believe any student that ask questions on sight reading is looking for a short-cut. They are b...
by Cleartone
Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 20534

Sight Reading

yes