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by maddietortellini
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Correcting a Student's Hand Position
Replies: 3
Views: 9674

Correcting a Student's Hand Position

I'm a college student giving flute lessons while still in school for a music education degree. I ran in to a problem in teaching last week and cannot find a way to fix it! I have a high school student who holds her open hole flute with her right hand tilted off to the side, maybe at a 45 degree angl...
by maddietortellini
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: College Auditions
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

College Auditions

So, I am a music education major going in to my sophomore year of school. I was in my university's wind ensemble last year, but I still need to re-audition. I was right in the middle of the section last year. I know that I have improved and want to show that to our director in my audition. I have a ...
by maddietortellini
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: College Auditions
Replies: 1
Views: 2596

College Auditions

So, I am a music education major going in to my sophomore year of school. I was in my university's wind ensemble last year, but I still need to re-audition. I was right in the middle of the section last year. I know that I have improved and want to show that to our director in my audition. I have a ...
by maddietortellini
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute Consistantly Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Flute Consistantly Flat

It seems I have to push in to 1/8 of an inch in order to play in tune without any adjustment from myself (lipping up, etc). Every note is equally flat or sharp, but it's kind of scaring me to push in that much on a regular basis. I tried the rod test, too, and the little line shows up directly in th...
by maddietortellini
Sat May 31, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Correctly Swabbing a Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

Correctly Swabbing a Flute

So, after playing, I always swab out my flute, like a good little girl. I usually use my BG brand body cloth, which you slide over the cleaning rod. I have always been taught to simply pull the cloth/rod combo through each part (foot joint, body and a separate cloth for the head joint), but a friend...
by maddietortellini
Sat May 24, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 6995

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

Update: I just purchased a Sankyo CF201 with an FT cut headjoint. Beautiful flute, I am truly in love! Just goes to show, you don't know what works for YOU until you play test them!Thank you for all of your help, everyone!
by maddietortellini
Sat May 17, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 6995

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

Thanks, everyone! I am leaning more towards the EX, but who knows? I may even end up with a Miyazawa!
by maddietortellini
Tue May 13, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 6995

Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

I currently play on a very old Yamaha 481. I am a music major and therefore am in need an upgrade. Right now, I'm looking at Muramatsu flutes, as I have heard only wonderful things about them. I, of course, will play test my new flute, but I am wondering which is better-a used Muramatsu Gx or a new ...