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by embum79
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: help!
Replies: 1
Views: 2816

Who do you mean.. like teachers? Do you have a private teacher? If not, it might be useful to get one that could help you one on one each week.
by embum79
Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Headjoint
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Do you wear makeup? That is always notorious for leaving black marks on the chin. Something about the silver interacting with the makeup.
by embum79
Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: No Stick Pad Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

I wonder if the person at the music store really knew anything about flutes or was just trying to sell a product? I would be very skeptical about this... anything that's a powder I would not put anywhere near my flute. I can just envision a mess that could create... and I can see the powder getting ...
by embum79
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: cleaning swab?!
Replies: 2
Views: 3922

There's lots of swabs out there that people are trying to sell, but honestly, there is nothing better than a plain old piece of cotton t-shirt. :)
by embum79
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: In Market for New Flute
Replies: 8
Views: 7886

Wow, $8000 to spend.. you have a lot to work with! I would say that you don't even need to spend that much for a quality instrument. I have never tried a Miyazawa, but I do own a Sankyo (artist model) and I absolutely love it. It cost me about $5000 (a year ago.. I think it has gone up in price sinc...
by embum79
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Any tips and advice for a beginner?
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Ummm..... can you be more specific?
by embum79
Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Grade 3
Replies: 6
Views: 6139

I'm like you, Kim, I have no clue what this "grade" thing is all about. When I was in school it was just... you keep playing music that challenges you and you automatically get better. In some ways I don't think it's a good idea to categorize things like that.. putting music in boxes.. but maybe tha...
by embum79
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: how to tell a teacher you're moving on..?
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

I wouldn't lie, just say exactly what you feel.. that you have learned a heck of a lot from him, but you need to grow more as a flutist. And that you need a different perspective. It's amazing how different flute teachers can be. If he's a good teacher, he will understand.
by embum79
Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help???
Replies: 7
Views: 4261

Tell them in the nicest way possible to f*** off. :) It was very rude of them to say that.. even if flute WAS easier (which it's not), why would they say that? My guess is to make themselves look better. Anyone can learn fingerings of an instrument and how to make a note out of it, but not just anyo...
by embum79
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Berklee College of Music
Replies: 0
Views: 1974

My brother-in-law attends Berklee and loves it. It seems like a really cool school. But I don't know how it compares to other music schools, and about the technology stuff.
by embum79
Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Picc problems
Replies: 2
Views: 3477

I'm not familiar with your particular piccolo, but speaking only for myself, it seems like those upper notes are just notoriously sharp and difficult to bring down. I wish I had a simple answer to it.... I guess just try whatever you need to to get it in tune! As long as you're not sacrificing the i...
by embum79
Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do any of you own a "Symphony Flute"??
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

I've never heard of it either; it's probably one of the many obscure student flute makers. Probably not the best instrument.
by embum79
Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Teaching
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

I'm sort of in the same boat in that I was away from flute for awhile and then got back into it. I'm not sure about the teaching thing (although I'd like to know more about that myself!), but as far as playing again, try to play each day if you can. And even take lessons if you can. I took lessons f...
by embum79
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will i remember
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Have you actually picked up your flute to try? 'Cause you might find that you know more than you thought.

Regardless, take some lessons. You'll be just fine.
by embum79
Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Quintessential Flute Recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 8349

My absolute favorite CD is James Galway's "The French Recital." It is all the great French pieces that we love to play, played by the master! It's beautiful, I'm absolutely in awe of Galway's renditions of these pieces.