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by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Barrere and his platinum flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: Barrere and his platinum flute

Ah! I was wondering how he managed to get a Platinum flute for only $3,000! If you take another look at the article date, it was written in 1935. $3000 in 1935 would be about $46000 in today's dollars after adjusting for inflation. D'oh attention to details bites me again :wink: Thanks though that ...
by Arlee
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19559

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

I am excited for you :) Can't wait to hear what you think about it after you have had it for a bit :)
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: vibrato
Replies: 7
Views: 4501

Re: vibrato

Well the "best" thought on vibrato is to let it develop naturally on it's own. There are some things you can do to help it along. First, while you are playing long tones make sure you keep your throat as relaxed and open as possible. Second since you can do it on the lower notes start there and Slow...
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Barrere and his platinum flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: Barrere and his platinum flute

Nice! Although... it has since been revealed that when he premiered Density 21.5, he was actually playing his silver flute with a platinum headjoint (the platinum flute hadn't been finished yet). So I guess you could joke that it should have been named Density 21.5/3 ;) Ah! I was wondering how he m...
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help on a new flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: Help on a new flute?

I'd agree with Fluteguy and say try everything you can possibly get your hands on for awhile. All of those flutes will probably feel almost as if you are playing a different instrument (but in a good way) and it might take a little bit of time and experience with lots of flutes to really pinpoint wh...
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition picks
Replies: 3
Views: 2444

Re: Audition picks

I agree with Kshel and would also say if it is an in person audition make sure you open with the piece you feel more comfortable with. It will help you relax some and also help you make the best possible first impression.
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: flute player with asthma
Replies: 8
Views: 10438

Re: flute player with asthma

I also have asthma and I can tell you flute playing has helped that a bit. Aside from that I would follow recommendations from your doctor and use an inhaler as you need. Also if you have allergies make sure you try to practice in a room free of your particular allergens as possible and take some ki...
by Arlee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long tones as punishment
Replies: 4
Views: 4596

Re: Long tones as punishment

I have always sort of thought of long tones in the same way... which probably isn't fair to them.

I like the idea you cam up with of doing them with different kinds of scales and well be trying that to help keep me "tuned in" on my Long tones :)
by Arlee
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?
Replies: 27
Views: 8471

Re: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?

Even the most famous musicians make a large part of their income teaching. If you don't want to teach you are severely limiting your professional possibilities. This is true... but some people really should not be teachers. There are people out there who are wildly talented, but can't really expres...
by Arlee
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 19483

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

Do you like your DiMedici? So far yes I do really like it. I have only had it for a few days though I am really enjoying it. The only thing really is I have had some positioning issues due to not having a lip plate. i know logically that probably should not make a difference but it feels very diffe...
by Arlee
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?
Replies: 27
Views: 8471

Re: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?

5. Never hang around people who will sabotage your vision!
That's a hard lesson to learn sometimes especially if those people are people you feel a certain amount of duty to, but it is really important! Thans for mentioning that :)
by Arlee
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 19483

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

Thanks pp, that addressed most of my concerns with care. One of the neat things is it came with cork grease and the case has a spot in it specifically for that :) I do find it hard to not grip the keys when putting it together and that is my only real complaint so far. I am uber careful with my inst...
by Arlee
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 19483

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

So I went ahead and got a diMedici Pic on trial from fluteworld. Here is a link to info about it/a picture. http://www.fluteworld.com/index.php?action=prod&wart=56970&ppk=picc What I am wondering is this is the first time I have played a pic without a lip plate before so it feels a little weird and ...
by Arlee
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?
Replies: 27
Views: 8471

Re: Being a Musician or being a Dreamer?

There is a difference between following your dreams and being lazy. I have a very talented and good friend who is an amazing fiddle/violin player. However, he refuses to go to music school and hates taking gigs with people because he feels like he is talented enough to be just be discovered and be f...
by Arlee
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 7633

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

And lets not forget (or maybe we should) Switched-On Bach :D Is that anything like the old "Hooked on Classics"? I vaguely remember my uncle had that cassette tape and it was basically a bunch of classical music but "enhanced"... like adding a back beat to them and stuff... I don't know if it was a...