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by Bo
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Do you believe in UFO?
Replies: 6
Views: 5810

Re: Do you believe in UFO?

UFO = Unidentified Flute Orbiting around the head of flutists who practice assiduously and consciously (on another -identified- flute of course because the unidentified one is orbiting and they can't catch it....) :wink:
by Bo
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ganglion raises its ugly head below thumb on LEFT wristline
Replies: 5
Views: 3449

Re: Ganglion raises its ugly head below thumb on LEFT wristl

I suddenly got one on my right index finger last year. However, it doesn't affect my playing. My doctor didn't seem to care and didn't want to have it removed, although I said I didn't like it. But now it got smaller by itself. Maybe it will disappear altogether in a few months?
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

Sometimes I play the piano at 3am, but in silent mode. (I have a silent piano, that it to say a piano that can be used both as an acoustic piano and a digital piano). 8) That's brilliant. They are 99.9% wonderful apart from when there is a power failure of course. :wink: Yes, acoustic mode at 3am w...
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

Sometimes I play the piano at 3am, but in silent mode. (I have a silent piano, that it to say a piano that can be used both as an acoustic piano and a digital piano). 8)
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

Thanks. :) There will still be people upstairs though.

It is good not to have nasty neighbours though.
A lady on a piano board said her neighbour started to bang the moment her piano was delivered, with the delivery people still there testing it! :roll:
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

They are actually OK, they have never complained. :mrgreen: But the problem is that I also play the guitar and the piano in an apartment building . Actually I am surprised nobody has complained yet (I also have a chatty bird on top of that)! But today for example everything is soooo quiet. And I am ...
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

I agree. I tried for two minutes, but didn't think it was a good idea.
Now I am just about to play the flute on a public holiday. It is pouring down outside and probably everyone is home and will be able to hear me... :evil:
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My left index finger "falls asleep" after playing flute. Why
Replies: 3
Views: 4379

Re: My left index finger "falls asleep" after playing flute.

If you never had this problem before you might also consider going to the doctor in case there is a real physical problem that is emerging.
by Bo
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

I actually didn't write that page... But I tried Blu Tack on the embouchure and it worked. I haven't tried cotton wool yet. I basically applied the Blu Tack to the border of the embouchure opposite to where I place my lips. Of course it mutes the flute, but it doesn't reduce the volume, so I am not ...
by Bo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Re: Muting the flute

Thanks!
I have also just found this: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/musFAQ.html#flutemute
I wonder if "Blu Tack" would also work instead of clay? I think it should be fine. :D (The first solution seems to be only for low ranges...)
by Bo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Being notified of replies....
Replies: 7
Views: 8244

Re: Being notified of replies....

That's great, thanks! :D :P
by Bo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Novice flutist has had ego devistated!
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

Re: Novice flutist has had ego devistated!

8 weeks is a very short time... So don't be discouraged! Recording yourself is good though, just don't think of recordings as performances, but as an opportunity to improve. Also - makes sure you place the microphone in the right place. Flute recordings can sound distorted if the microphone is not i...
by Bo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What does Quasi Presto mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 7206

Re: What does Quasi Presto mean?

It means Almost Presto, so just under Presto (which means very fast).
Bpm means beats per minute. You will need a metronome for that.
by Bo
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Muting the flute
Replies: 16
Views: 11564

Muting the flute

Hi :), It's summer here, and I am practising the high register at the moment (really the highest notes ). I keep my window closed when I practise, but I have noticed that most of the other people in this building keep their windows open. Nobody has complained, but I feel soooo uncomfortable practisi...
by Bo
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Being notified of replies....
Replies: 7
Views: 8244

Re: Being notified of replies....

Thanks, yes, I understand now.