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by Arianna
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Allegro 471 Series flute
Replies: 12
Views: 23417

The specks are a little different. The Allegro model is off-set with a split E key. It also has a gold plated lip and I think the inside of the headjoint is gold plated. If I remember right, those are the only differences between the 461 (off-set)/481 (inline) and the 471 (allegro). The allegro mode...
by Arianna
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: headjoints for skinny flutes
Replies: 6
Views: 4251

I am so happy to hear someone else had a wonderful experience with Emmanuel! He is great! He sent me 3 heads to try and then I picked from there :) There was no pressure from him.
by Arianna
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: headjoints for skinny flutes
Replies: 6
Views: 4251

What about contacting some smaller headjoint makers. Two years ago I bought an Emmanuel headjoint. He had me have my headjoint measured before he made/sent me some trials. He was amazing to work with! But, I imagine you will get a more personalized approach through smaller flute/head makers. Now tha...
by Arianna
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with a book?
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

I have a book (not really small, about the size of most music books). A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute by James Pellerite. If you want further flute fingerings, try Dick's-The Other Flute....it has multiphonics and quarter steps. All kinds of junk!!! I usually keep the Pellerite in my bag....
by Arianna
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Newbie just saying Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Welcome! Enjoy being on here!!!
by Arianna
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Triple Tonguing
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

Something I did to help learn the TKT-KTK was this (may seem strange, but helped me a lot). I would practice without my flute and I would use my hand as a visual. Every time I said 'T' I would sway/lift my fingers and when I said 'K' I would sway/lift my wrist. This way my hand was visually doing th...
by Arianna
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Triple Tonguing
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

I actually was taught TKT-TKT first. It was only in college when I learned TKT-KTK-TKT-KTK (making sure to emphasize the K when it occurs on the downbeat...allowing for a triple feel rather then duple). Now, I use both of them. I knew a trumpet player who said they did TKK-TKK to make sure only the ...
by Arianna
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: searching pieces for flute solo
Replies: 27
Views: 20801

Try this: http://adamscottneal.com/nympholepsy.pdf This is a composer I went to school with. I thought this piece was pretty cool. If I remember right, he used the same compositional technique as the Berio Sequenza. I loved it and performed it many times. This would not be known! :) Also, if you don...
by Arianna
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with high notes!
Replies: 7
Views: 6733

Here are a couple of hints: Practice octaves (lower A to the A above the staff) several times in a row. When you play the higher note go down into a squat. This will ensure that you are using proper ab support. Do that several times (lower note=stand and higher note=squat). Also, practicing on a Pil...
by Arianna
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: searching pieces for flute solo
Replies: 27
Views: 20801

On my senior recital I did something like that (along with a couple flute w/ piano pieces). I played the Bach Partita in a minor, Debussy Syrinx, Varese Density 21.5, and Berio Sequenza. Seemed to go smoothly, even though the majority is modern. I loved all the pieces.
by Arianna
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's your practice routine?
Replies: 11
Views: 8091

I have been experimenting with the Debost routine outlined in the 'Simple Flute'...so: 1st: I run through the pieces I am playing and make a list of things to do that day during practice time. 2nd: Go through my technique: Taffanel and Gaubert: -#1 or 2 (lately double tongued) -#4 (1/4 of this-alter...
by Arianna
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To slur or not to slur...
Replies: 7
Views: 4893

Well, thanks everyone! I feel much less crazy. I thought I was doing the right thing, but felt really bad when she got counted down for that. You are right, Solo and Ensemble my not be the right place...that is sad, but you just never know the level of education on flute with the judges!
Thanks!
by Arianna
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To slur or not to slur...
Replies: 7
Views: 4893

Oh, I participated in a master class with Jim Walker years ago! Glad to hear what his opinion was :) And, I was taught the same way...use articulations with caution. Don't just color the page with them, figure out why they help...tonality, sequance, piano part has it, etc. And I only like to use Urt...
by Arianna
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To slur or not to slur...
Replies: 7
Views: 4893

To slur or not to slur...

Hi, I haven't been on in a while...actually forgot all my info and re-registered. However, I have been wondering something for a while. In college, my teacher (very qualified major symphony player) taught me Bach sonatas by adding articulations. However, recently I had a student go to Solo/Ensemble ...