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by AG950Flute
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whistler a piano question for you
Replies: 10
Views: 6089

Whistler a piano question for you

Kim, I hope you don't mind me kinda butting in on this question. I started with piano and played for about 8 years. You may want to look into some of the Alfred books - there's an Adult version so it won't be "kiddy" like the very beginning ones for kids. I don't know if your daughter can read bass ...
by AG950Flute
Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 29
Views: 41421

What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

well....let's not forget who some of the world's greatest flute players are and were... james galway (previously held the principal position in berlin phil for a short period before moving into his solo career) emmanuel pahud (soloist and principal in berlin phil) julius baker jean-pierre rampal jef...
by AG950Flute
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My Flute Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 17238

My Flute Rant

Notootsieno, My sophomore year of high school I transferred schools. I had auditioned for the band at the end of my freshman year and the band director gave me lots of compliments and said she was really looking forward to me being in the program the following year. The first day of band my sophomor...
by AG950Flute
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Competitive School Flute Sections
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Competitive School Flute Sections

ah yes...the joys of flute competition [:)] i don't think i really remember any of my ensemble experiences in high school or junior high being non-competitive. and us flute players can be a little nasty about it too. i remember being a little nasty at times. being in college now, it's a little diffe...
by AG950Flute
Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need to purchase new flute
Replies: 14
Views: 11370

Need to purchase new flute

FluteDiddy, I wouldn't say my parents "forked" out the money...but after much discussion we decided it was one of the next logical steps in my flute career. And it came much more as surprise than I had anticipated because I was not really expecting it at all. Anyhow...to answer your question, my dad...
by AG950Flute
Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need to purchase new flute
Replies: 14
Views: 11370

Need to purchase new flute

hey... it's actually nagahara [:)] but you are right about them sending out free trials and needing to pay for sending it to you. i personally own a nagahara, and LOVE it, however, their cheapest flute is a little more than 9K, so it would not fit well into the 2500 budget range. however, for those ...
by AG950Flute
Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 20510

Sight Reading

sight reading is acquired through extensive practice, but there are some helpful hints that will hopefully make it a little easier. the best way is to find a new piece that you've never played and play it. when you're first starting to sight read it should be slightly be your level. one, you'll be m...
by AG950Flute
Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ? music careers ?
Replies: 24
Views: 14723

? music careers ?

Jenn... I just read a couple of your posts and I wanted to respond to the one about Juilliard and Manhattan, and your desire to play in Broadway shows and movies. Well, to start, you sound just like me about 4 years ago!!! Shoot for the stars, that's all I can say about Juilliard and Manhattan. I ap...
by AG950Flute
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: blood rushing to your feet?
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

blood rushing to your feet?

i know what you're talking
about....sometimes i get that too... i would suggest moving around while you're
playing not necessarily a lot but just enough to keep the blood circulating
through other parts of your body.
by AG950Flute
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I need advice
Replies: 14
Views: 6610

I need advice

hey.... here's some of your options. although, i would also suggestion going to flutesmith.com and fluteworld.com and look at all of your options. yamaha 461H (yamaha has different numbers for different options but any in the 400 series have a solid silver headjoint and body.) the 461H is offset and...
by AG950Flute
Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please help me, I feel awful
Replies: 10
Views: 5933

Please help me, I feel awful

think of it like this. people don't learn to walk right away. children start off by taking a step and falling down, taking two steps falling down. can you imagine if children were as hard on themselves as us young adults and adults can be? they would NEVER learn to walk. you're just beginning. you'v...
by AG950Flute
Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Lots of Practice=Shoulder Pain????
Replies: 9
Views: 9136

Lots of Practice=Shoulder Pain????

you should look into the alexander technique. if you go online you can find out a lot of information. last quarter i took a class on it and it was great. to sum it up, it pretty much just builds your kinesthetic sense and teaches you to be aware of your body and how you move. a lot of the time, us f...
by AG950Flute
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: discussion board
Replies: 22
Views: 11995

discussion board

i joined this discussion board because i wanted to hear other flute player''s opinions, questions, and thoughts. i didn''t join though to have somewhat sarcastic comments made toward me or other people like i have no idea what i''m talking about. i consider myself to be pretty qualified in giving ad...
by AG950Flute
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: gum and lip gloss
Replies: 24
Views: 12382

gum and lip gloss

wow Penny.... i guess you made your point, unfortunately, it has done nothing to convince me of your point of view or opinion. i am a very very strong believer that the stuff that drips out of my flute is not saliva (it doesn't even have the same characteristics of saliva - it's not thick like saliv...
by AG950Flute
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: gum and lip gloss
Replies: 24
Views: 12382

gum and lip gloss

last time i checked none of my saliva gets into my instrument. on the other hand the warm air that i blow into my air produces condensation from the difference in temperature between that of the cooler metal and warm air. ever notice how when it is really hot outside how not as much condensation dri...