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by Arlee
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14456

I don't really know how to explain what I do to get good strong ppp high notes but maybe someone else will recognize what I am describing and be able to explain it better :) So first thing I do is make sure I am really supporting my tone and really open up the back of my throat, and then I do what Z...
by Arlee
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: How much do you practice?
Replies: 8
Views: 7393

Accidental double post :oops:
by Arlee
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: How much do you practice?
Replies: 8
Views: 7393

As much as I can possibly squeeze in... though I work a full time job outside of music and have a pretty active life so not always as much time as I would like. If I have a very limited time to practice I will do a few long tones and one exercise from Taffenel and Gaubert book. Then I will work on w...
by Arlee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Head joint into main body - is there an exact measure?
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

Over time you will get more used to how you play and how your flute plays and will be able to get the head-joint pretty close to where it needs to be right from the begining. It takes time, but it is a great feeling when you realize that you are playing in tune and have not had to adjust your flute ...
by Arlee
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Head joint into main body - is there an exact measure?
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

If you are asking "how" to you just insert it making sure you never grip the flute around the key area or the lip plate. If you are asking how far you you should insert it, well that really depends on a few things. How far you insert the head-joint is a large factor on how easy it is to play the flu...
by Arlee
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member - hello
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Also in your practicing you should be mindful of any tenseness in your throat arms and hands. Being tense while playing not only can make you feel tired sooner but also over the long term can lead to injuries and will prevent you from being able to do certain things (like playing really fast passage...
by Arlee
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: flute to piccolo...
Replies: 9
Views: 11540

Really late reply but I thought I would add it is also important when playing the piccolo to be careful you do not develop the habit of pressing the piccolo to much into your lip. Doing this can cause pitch problems and also can cause you to hurt your lip.