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by embum79
Thu May 06, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help with Irish Song!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3255

Help with Irish Song!!!

Is it just a single little note before the actual note? If so, that's just a trill. It depends on how it's written, how fast the piece goes, and the type of music being played to know how it should be played. I don't know much about Irish music, so I'm not sure how a trill would be played. Or... doe...
by embum79
Tue May 04, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 23604

Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?

I'm baffled at the teacher's comments too. Not because I think you're a bad player, but for telling you you should do this. Everyone has their own individual way of knowing when they are ready to advance to a new flute. You obviously have questions about whether you are ready, and it is your decisio...
by embum79
Tue May 04, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Memorizing
Replies: 8
Views: 8136

Memorizing

I agree with Flute Diddy about taking the music apart into
pieces (that sounds so destructive!!) [;)] I find it really difficult to
memorize a long piece of music. It is very mentally draining. At least for me..
some people seem to have a natural knack for it.
by embum79
Tue May 04, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Alternate B-flat thumb fingering
Replies: 17
Views: 16759

Alternate B-flat thumb fingering

It's really individual, and you need to go through the pieces you play and mark in which Bb you will use. I disagree however that you should try to stick with the "traditional" fingering.. if something is going to make the sound better or make it easier on your fingers, why not use it? You have to K...
by embum79
Tue May 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How do I play vibrato?
Replies: 10
Views: 7662

How do I play vibrato?

I guess what I meant by "throat vibrato" was when you don't involve the air in your mouth at all.. you merely use it as a passage for the air to go out. I used to play vibrato that way, with a very tight mouth, and I had to learn the hard way how that that's not the best way to go. It is so hard to ...
by embum79
Sun May 02, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Alternate B-flat thumb fingering
Replies: 17
Views: 16759

Alternate B-flat thumb fingering

I use it a lot too, when it is the
easiest B-flat fingering to use.
by embum79
Sun May 02, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 23604

Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?

Mostly, I'm thinking of price!! If you're not sure whether you need to advance to a new flute and you are currently using a student flute, it might not be the best idea to jump straight to a pro flute. Because maybe if you tried more immediate-level flutes alongside the "professional" flutes, your s...
by embum79
Sun May 02, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Flat trills?
Replies: 1
Views: 3902

Flat trills?

When you are doing trills, just use the next note up in the scale of the piece you are playing (so you have to figure out what key it's in). If the composer wants you to trill anything different, they usually print something next to the trill like a flat sign or a sharp sign. This is telling you to ...
by embum79
Sun May 02, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How do I play vibrato?
Replies: 10
Views: 7662

How do I play vibrato?

I would be very cautious about using a "throat"
vibrato. You can get into real problems.. with clicking noises in your throat..
and other things that are just not helpful. If you concentrate on what your air
is doing, you should be okay.
by embum79
Sun May 02, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with audition pieces.
Replies: 3
Views: 3336

Help with audition pieces.

I tend to disagree with the last poster. Yes, orchestras sound different from bands. But your flute playing should be no different in that you still have to have a good ear and adjust your dynamics accordingly. If you are in a band, it is the same way. A good musician not only hears themselves, but ...
by embum79
Sat May 01, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 23604

Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?

Maybe trying out different flutes will give you a better idea of if you are ready for a new flute. I just posted something similar to this in another thread. Seems like your teacher is a little biased toward Haynes?? I've heard they're good flutes, but they are not the only company that makes good f...
by embum79
Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Step up?
Replies: 1
Views: 2212

Step up?

The general rule of thumb I have lived by is to look for a new flute when I feel I have reached a "plateau" with my playing.. wherein if I play a better flute, I sound better. (I think if you are a bad player anyway, a better flute won't make up for it). How I figure out when I've hit the plateau is...
by embum79
Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wanting to learn flute in college
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Wanting to learn flute in college

The main thing that's going to get you into music school is your playing ability, regardless of how many years you've been playing. You will have to audition in front of the flute professor, and possibly other professors. If you don't already have a flute teacher, get one. He/she can guide you and b...
by embum79
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11998

emerson flutes

Just wondering what all the obsession with William Hung
is about... [8)] I mean, I know he's a steamin' hottie, but aren't you all a
little overboard?? LOL [:bigsmile:]
by embum79
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: emerson flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 11998

emerson flutes

p.s. Emerson does not only make student model flutes,
although I have absolutely no idea of how they play/sound. ;) I would imagine
that if you were on a budget they would be a consideration.