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by Fox
Sat May 29, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finally Started With a Private Teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Zevang, In my last lesson I told him that I was stuck in the second octave. I could only get to G. So he looks and analyzes while I play ... made a single adjustment and now I'm all the way up to B!! In a million years I would have never thought to fix what was wrong: my left arm pushing the flute u...
by Fox
Sat May 29, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Headjoint Smell
Replies: 8
Views: 15185

Um ... usually when my headjoint starts getting funky it's been because of saliva. I usually put the case in a safe place and leave it open to air out.

If the smell is coming from the humidity that wouldn't help much.
by Fox
Sat May 29, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Transcribing Music Difficulty
Replies: 6
Views: 4104

Sorry, I can't help. I have finale but I'm unable to identify the notes in music being played.
by Fox
Sat May 29, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: I Want To Play Flute
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

I started without a tutor and got fairly far. I was able to play from low B up two octaves. I now recently started with an instructor and I have had to change quite a bit from what I was doing. So, you could start with playing on your own, but eventually you want to see a good teacher to give you ti...
by Fox
Wed May 05, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finally Started With a Private Teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Update

Well, things are going well with this new teacher. I was skeptical about all the changes he wanted me to make, but my tone is really getting much better. This last lesson he mentioned that it's true the way I'm doing it will get me a tone really quick but in the long run it's more limited and less f...
by Fox
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finally Started With a Private Teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Thanks guys. I Emailed the teacher and told him that instead of practicing tone, scales, and new music that I was going to just practice on my tone and scales on just the low register. I don't see the sense in spending time doing new music until I can get a good tone. Interestingly enough, I feel th...
by Fox
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Flute or piccolo to begin with?
Replies: 10
Views: 6952

You're right the piccolo is not the same as a flute. I've been thinking of starting on piccolo, but everything I've read says it's quite different from playing a flute. pied_piper - do you know if that curved head joint affects the tone of the flute much? It seems that the longer head joint would fl...
by Fox
Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finally Started With a Private Teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Finally Started With a Private Teacher

I finally managed to find a private flute teacher that isn't awefully far away. My first lesson was fairly interesting. The first thing I asked him was if I was setting up the flute correctly. He mentioned that he saw I had my head joint turned in quite a bit and that by doing that I lose tone colou...
by Fox
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Pedagogy
Replies: 9
Views: 8515

Well, the next big books to get are indeed the Taffanel and Gaubert 17 Daily Exercises and then the Moyse books "De la Sonorite" I can see the benefit of doing Taffanel and Gaubert... Not knowing your level personally, this is just a stab, but I think something like Moyse 24 Little Studies with Var...
by Fox
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Arpeggio Question
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

Thanks Phineas!! :D
by Fox
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Arpeggio Question
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

Thanks Phineas, This is a lot of useful information. I've been reviewing everything you said and it all makes sense. I do have a couple questions: As you said when someone mentions a twelfth they are speaking about the interval. So, in C major they are talking about G. So if I'm going to play C majo...
by Fox
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Arpeggio Question
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

Arpeggio Question

Well, I'm looking through the requirements for flute by the ABRSM and they have scale and arpeggio requirements. I THOUGHT I understood arpeggios but the more research I do the more confused I'm making myself. So, I understand arpeggios are chords that are played note by note. My first question come...
by Fox
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sur Le Pont D'avignan
Replies: 11
Views: 4953

Added another video. Wiegenlied

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vchtBp9-m2M

Comments? Critiques?
by Fox
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Angry Flute Player?
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

I agree with the above. It is her problem, not yours. Later on no one is going to care that you were nice. They will only see that you were second chair and not first.
by Fox
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: When You Have A "Hard" Piece....How Do You Practic
Replies: 5
Views: 5261

I don't know about any special techniques. What I do is first take some time to look over the music. Once I look it over I play it through a couple times very slowly (without a metronome). After a few times I set the metronome to around 40 or slower and play a couple measures until I get it and then...