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by Arlee
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Non flute topic, Excited!
Replies: 16
Views: 6955

Re: Non flute topic, Excited!

That is super exciting, Congratulations! :D
by Arlee
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Going back to school
Replies: 15
Views: 5655

Re: Going back to school

The New Horizons project happens at a lot of universities around the country it's a pretty big deal ;) Our band director got one going my sophomore year in college and I was a student teacher with it for it's first 3 years there.
by Arlee
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14456

Re: High notes and...

Yes D has always been a rock solid note for me not the least bit airy or weak. I have to admit I do not do long tones as often as I probably should because it's a frustrating exercise as I always feel like I can never hold notes as long as I would like and I don't really notice any progress. I also ...
by Arlee
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14456

Re: High notes and...

Hmm, I'll have to do some quanitative testing then. I just remember when I was learning the mozart concerto in D and when I got to that first long D, even at the really slow tempo I could easily hold it out. Which was confusing for me because I have asthema so it's not like it is normal for me to be...
by Arlee
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Going back to school
Replies: 15
Views: 5655

Re: Going back to school

fluteguy18 wrote:We also have a University sponsored community program as well (free of charge). You wouldn't believe how well a 98 year old can play his trombone!

Is this by chance part of the New Horizons program?
by Arlee
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14456

Re: High notes and...

Bo, I don't think I know anyone who had the high octave notes come naturally in any dynamic. And, like you, when I first started playing again I could NOT get low C no matter what I did! All of a sudden it was just there. Contrary to many opinions, the flute is not the easiest instrument to master ...
by Arlee
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Shakuhachi
Replies: 14
Views: 6575

Re: Shakuhachi

Incidentally, what is the standard key for a shakuhachi? I don't know that there is a standard because I don't think traditionally they really used our key system. Also, i haven't ever gotten a flute from Erik (yet!) but i have never heard anything but glowing remarks about him and his flutes. Also...
by Arlee
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Going back to school
Replies: 15
Views: 5655

Re: Going back to school

That is wonderful! :D
by Arlee
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Studio
Replies: 4
Views: 4360

Sorry it took me so long to rely I have been really busy and deffinitly thought I had already :oops:

Thanks so much for the suggestion pp :) They are very helpful and a great place for me to start, I really appreciate it.
by Arlee
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 14
Views: 12378

Oye these spam attacks are frustrating... so hard to find the posts I actually want to read. :evil: Also, I wanted to say... if it would help I would be willing to help with the moderating. I have noticed I seem to be on a bunch when other people aren't and could possibly help catch thing when other...
by Arlee
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Where do you practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 10852

My boyfriend and I are both musicians so we have a designated "music room" which is where I practice. Though I miss practicing in the practice rooms at school because I really do not like it when people can hear me practicing lol
by Arlee
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soprano flute
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

It's called "concert" because, well, I suppose it's because the other flutes aren't used for concerts? It may make a little sense, because there are a lot of flutes out there which are really unsuitable for most concert use. Not too sure, someone enlighten me too! I think, and clearly this is just ...
by Arlee
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Differences of Key in flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 11452

I have an Irish flute in D, you finger a D, it sounds a D. But for a Civil War Fife, you finger a D, it sounds a Bb. Confused me at first. Things get confusing when you start going back to the older instruments lol. I had similar experience when I first started playing the alto flute. I definitely ...
by Arlee
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Practice Burnout?
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

Glad to hear about the new teacher, sounds really exciting :) Also I can completely relate about not wanting to play in front of people. I have always had trouble with stage fright. This was actually one of the hardest things for me to deal with as a music major in college. However, playing for othe...
by Arlee
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soprano flute
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

It is called a C flute because it is in the key of C meaning when you see a C written and finger a C, the note sounded is actually a C. Alto flutes are actually in the key of G so if you finger a C you sound a G, which can be quite disconcerting if you aren't used to it ;) I believe the bass flute a...