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by Arlee
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 22895

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Thanks, Arlee (are you feeling better, btw?) Yes, yes I am thanks :) Hrm, I have to admit I am slightly confused now. I was just looking at the Yamaha website because I was curious about the more specific specs and it is weird because they say it is sterling silver but also have silver plating list...
by Arlee
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 22895

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Is the riser on your flute gold or is it also silver? If it is gold that is most likely why it feels resistant. Also this could be accounted for if you went from a "nickle" flute or even a silver plated flute to a solid silver one. I would agree with the give it time thought as well. Also, if you st...
by Arlee
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Do you need an associates for a double major of pef. and ed?
Replies: 7
Views: 4050

Re: Do you need an associates for a double major of pef. and

It is really hard to do. I actually know one person who managed to double major in Music Performance and Music Education in four years and be in the honors program... but she is definitely an exception and not a rule. Honestly I think most people underestimate how much work majoring in music really ...
by Arlee
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Do you need an associates for a double major of pef. and ed?
Replies: 7
Views: 4050

Re: Do you need an associates for a double major of pef. and

Basically if you go to a two year institution you come out with an associates. 4 year universities get you to the bachelors level, and technically you do obtain an associates during that time as well but since the only thing people care about is you highest lvl people don't mention it really. The on...
by Arlee
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Student Flute ?
Replies: 24
Views: 16172

Re: Student Flute ?

My advice would be to call the flute speciality houses, e.g. Carolyn Nussbaum, Flute World, J.L. Smith. These people have degrees in Flute Performance and can make educated recommendations for your daughter. They also can send flutes out on trial so that your daughter can try different models. They...
by Arlee
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Audition etiquette

Different schools have different rules about what you can play for an audition. I would get in contact with the flute teacher there and ask what her/his recomindation would be on what you should play. Most perofessors would rather you ask instead of just showing up with something ;) My shyness/stage...
by Arlee
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Senior Clinic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Senior Clinic?

In my experience parents and teachers tend to push really hard like that because they are looking out for what they consider your best interests are and they probably realize your heart isn't into it atm and just don't want you to regret not doing it later. In high school I was in a vary similar sit...
by Arlee
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: School question
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Re: School question

Depends on your teacher. You don't have to come in with experience on pic, but they generally want you to be willing to try. As for alto I got to play alto a ton in college because no one wanted and it was a ton of fun. So for that it would depend on music they are playing and if the school has one....
by Arlee
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Audition etiquette

I agree with Fluteguy on the standing thing. I know especially for the flute auditions we generally didn't even have a chair around for the person to have the option of sitting. The exception of course would be if there is some reason you couldn't stand. Bringing a tuner to check your tuning while w...
by Arlee
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Audition etiquette

Only etiquette really is to be on time/early and to be polite and curtious (which I am sure you will have no issue with). Unless you are applying to a particularly stuffy school the dress is generally nice but not too fancy. Think business casual, but deffinitly make sure you wear something you feel...
by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Finding a teacher (in Toronto)
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: Finding a teacher (in Toronto)

Most flute players that are not sax doublers are(Including myself!).
And even some flute players who are sax doublers are classicly trained in flute, like me ;)
by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about colleges
Replies: 11
Views: 11219

Re: Question about colleges

To me the main difference between going to a music school and going to a college that has a music department has more to do with the type of experience you will get. In a music school everything is completly focused on music (obviously). Which can be good but it can also lead to issues with "burnout...
by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: vibrato
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

Re: vibrato

James Galway has a video on youtube about vibrato. I use his method. I get a lot of compliments on my vibrato usually, but a couple of weeks ago I was actually criticized about it. Gary Schocker has a really strange method of vibrato. He didn't like mine and tried to show me his. You do it with you...
by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Barrel length and tonehone placement
Replies: 18
Views: 7427

Re: Barrel length and tonehone placement

I'm not exactly sure when Gemeinhardt changed over but 1999 might still be long scaled. I think the change came when they moved production to another factory. I seem to recall that being in the early 2000's but it might be as early as 1999. If it's closer to the haynes it's the longer scale, If it'...