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by minsmusic
Sat Feb 28, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What other instruments do you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 34119

What other instruments do you play?

Piano Keyboard Voice Recorder - descant, treble and tenor Guitar Clarinet Violin Drum set Glockenspiel Untuned percussion Zither Harmonica Irish Whistle (tin flute) Flute These are the instruments I own and play. I teach the top five. Flute is last on the list because that's my latest challenge. (Ho...
by minsmusic
Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: pulled notes?
Replies: 6
Views: 9096

pulled notes?

embouchure. I've done it a few times accidentally -
experimenting with trying to get a 'pure' tone.
by minsmusic
Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who plays in an orchestra?
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Who plays in an orchestra?

...and what was some of your favourite
music?
by minsmusic
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who plays in an orchestra?
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Who plays in an orchestra?

Orchestra - a large body of
instrumentalists. Yes! A band is an orchestra. However, I'm referring to the
orchestra in the 'Baroque/Classic/Romantic sense. You know, strings, woodwind
etc. So, what has been some of your favourite music you've played in your
orchestra?
by minsmusic
Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who plays in an orchestra?
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Who plays in an orchestra?

What are, or have been some of your favourite pieces
you play with your orchestra?
by minsmusic
Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: All county??
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

All county??

oooh, another question. Middle school Over here we have primary school - grades 1 through to grade 6 (although Queensland and Western Australia go to year 7) What we call "High" School is year 7,8,9,10,11,12. You're allowed to leave school in year 10. You get your "School Certificate" (different sta...
by minsmusic
Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: All county??
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

All county??

Who are they run by? How do you qualify? How seriously is it taken? Do you receive a certificate, or some other award (money, scholarship). Do you use the word 'eisteddfod' in the States? Would it be the same thing? Do you have 'exams' in the states? For instance we have the Australian Music Examina...
by minsmusic
Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: All county??
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

All county??

What''s all county, all district, all state? I assume it''s a
competition based on region? Any other information you could give? (Australia
doesn''t have these competitions/eisteddfords/concerts/????)
by minsmusic
Thu Feb 12, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice Time Poll
Replies: 62
Views: 42373

Practice Time Poll

Yep. Was at the time. Teaching myself (I'm a piano/keyboard/singing teacher) You know it's not the quantity of time, it's the quality[;)] Once I know more than four notes I may even increase the time to four or five minutes at a time[:praise:] [:devil:] Okay, my delivery might be a bit cheeky, but i...
by minsmusic
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5533

DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good on you MaKayla! [:praise:]
by minsmusic
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Syrinx?????
Replies: 9
Views: 5637

Syrinx?????

I just went to the link above and heard it. I love Debussy.
I play quite a few of his piano works. Knowing the mythological story helped
visualise the piece. Has anyone ever played it with string or piano
accompaniment?
by minsmusic
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Syrinx?????
Replies: 9
Views: 5637

Syrinx?????

Thanks everyone. Another question, who wrote it and when?
(Okay, so that's 2 questions....)
by minsmusic
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Too young to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 5372

Too young to start?

Good on you Kendall, that's wonderful that you want to help your sister play. I say go for it! Rhythm games are wonderful, your tambourine game sounds great. Keep it up. Include clapping games, and don't forget to sing songs - very important for this age group, and also develops pitch and builds up ...
by minsmusic
Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5533

DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The relative minor mmmm. The main 'sound' difference between C major and A minor will be the G sharp instead of the G. For a more dramatic differnce, try using the tonic relative i.e go from C major to C minor. That way you can play a similar melody but instead of playing E, you now play Eflat. Inst...
by minsmusic
Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Nice layout
Replies: 1
Views: 4519

Nice layout

I've been to other forums and I have to say, yours is one
of the nicest layouts. It's very well organised, very attractive and very easy
to read. I like the simplicity of it. It looks fresh and easy to follow. Nice
colour choices. Well done[:)]