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by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I was told that a flute is supposed to be played ....
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

I was told that a flute is supposed to be played ....

Hi again. I'm going to try to keep this as short as possible, but have to explain what is going on. I bought a new Amadeus 900 last October. Loved it for a couple of months, then it literally started falling apart. A cork fell off, was replaced, two days later another fell off; repairman showed me t...
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need opinions, please
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Need opinions, please

How would you describe the sound of a Pearl Elegante flute, in particular the Elegante Coda. Bright? Warm? Anything? (For example -- I consider an Amadeus to have a very bright tone)

Thanks!
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 16216

Did you get your Anniversary model in yet? How do you like it?
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Any other old coots out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Craig, yes indeed! Welcome to the forum! I am a 52 y/o who hadn't played in over 30 years, starting again about 1-1/2 years ago. And I am having a blast making music again.

I hope you have as much fun with it as I am.
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Student has a bad habit
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Thanks! Not sure if she would go for that, but I'll ask her. She's having trouble with her right thumb and wrist hurting a lot, and I'm thinking that the incorrect position she holds the flute in could be contributing to that. I'll see how she's doing.

Thanks again!
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: will need some advice ... and encouragement
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Oh, thanks for letting me know! I'll go look at it now ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Music suggestions for flute duets, trios, and quartets
Replies: 8
Views: 7585

Thanks! I meant to get back to this and forgot .... Cflutist -- "Cannot comment on the book that pied_piper speaks of, but I have a book "Favorite Wedding Classics" for $8.95 with 15 songs that are scored for 1 -3 flutes which also has a piano accompaniment part available." Do you know the publisher...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What to practice when beginning?
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

When I started back, I purchased the Rubank Method books, the Intermediate & Advanced, and those got me going well. They have good scale & arpeggio studies, and the two Advanced books have Etude studies that are a lot of fun. Once you've gotten some of those under your fingers, so to speak, there ar...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How to become a Pro or Teacher? Too late?
Replies: 4
Views: 3226

It is not impossible at all! I am 52 years old and took the flute back up 1-1/2 years ago. Went over 30 years without playing. I started back up by myself, then began lessons with a college professor, and was asked last September to be the flute instructor at a local music store. I play in several c...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Student has a bad habit
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Student has a bad habit

I have a student who is quite good, has been playing for 4 years (I think), and has a very bad habit. Her first band director instructed all of his flutes to hold their left elbow way up in the air in front of them; probably to be "uniform" in appearance, as was stated in this post previously. This ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: will need some advice ... and encouragement
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

I agree with the above statements! Kudos to you for teaching yourself, and always remember that you are doing it for fun -- if you get stuck, instead of getting upset, go back and play something that you really like so that you can remind yourself why you are doing it in the first place! Tonight8, t...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 13035

Thanks to everybody for the info. I'm playing it like they are trills, and it does fit. The piece is for two flutes and is very pretty.
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 13035

Good idea -- should've done that from the start. It is Zes Pastorales by JB de Boismortier. I thought it was in French since it is by Boismortier, but looking at it now, I think it is in Dutch, guessing because it looks like it was printed in Muziekuitgeverij Ixyzet, AMsterdam. Making an assumption ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 13035

Thanks!! I will check to see if there is a reference anywhere on the music.
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 13035

What does this mean?

I have a french piece of music that has the plus sign (+) above several notes on all of the pieces. I have never seen this before and can't find it in any of my reference books. Does anyone know what this means??

Thanks.