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by sakuramimato
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suggestions with upgrading to professional flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 27690

I'm planning on play testing some flutes when my marching band season calms down. The Sonare and Pearl Quantz series (665/765 CODA, preferred) have caught my eye. I know that a local dealer sells Sonares, but I don't know of any places that hold Pearls. Hopefully I'll be able to play test the Sonare...
by sakuramimato
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suggestions with upgrading to professional flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 27690

What defines a flute to be a professional flute or an intermediate flute?

I was doing research on the Pearl 665/765 Quantz Coda series and saw some online dealers list the 665 as an Intermediate flute and the 765 as a Professional flute, so that sparked some questions and confusion..
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suggestions with upgrading to professional flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 27690

I have another question--What's the difference between solid silver and sterling silver? I thought it was the same thing. :?

Are there any reviews on the Gemeinhardt professional/Brio! series?
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Marching Band Warmups
Replies: 5
Views: 4260

You can develop technique by practicing tetrachords with different articulations (usually Bb first with articulations of 4 slurred, 2 slurred, 2 slurred 2 tongued, 2 tongued 2 slurred, 4 tongued) and then change scales when you feel the need for variation. In my marching band, we play them on 16th n...
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suggestions with upgrading to professional flutes
Replies: 36
Views: 27690

Suggestions with upgrading to professional flutes

I've decided that it was time to upgrade to a professional quality flute since my repertoire is getting more and more demanding and the current instrument I play (Gemeinhardt 3SB) doesn't seem like it's complimenting the level of performance I need. What suggestions do you guys have for upgrading to...
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Blue Ridge Overture
Replies: 6
Views: 6374

Auburn High School has a recording of Blue Ridge Saga [http://www.auburnschools.org/ahs_band/m ... ringen.ram].. Though not the same as the overture. ^^;
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Scale books?
Replies: 3
Views: 2946

Scale books?

I'm looking for a scale book so that I can practice for wind ensemble auditions after marching season ends.. Preferrably with all..

- majors
- minors
- blues
- jazz
- modes

Or just a scale book with every scale possible. :)
Thank you!
by sakuramimato
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: What's the hardest note to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 26463

I have problems with E3, F#3, Ab3 and C#2,3 only because of tone. I can play them with a nice tone, but not as nice as my other notes. It registers as airy sometimes or slightly out of tune, which I find annoying when I play. I haven't started on the fourth octave other than C4. I'm not sure where t...
by sakuramimato
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Bb original fingering vs. its alternate (thumb Bb)
Replies: 7
Views: 6896

Bb original fingering vs. its alternate (thumb Bb)

I've been debating and wondering about this issue. I guess it can be called a bad habit of mine for using the alternate fingering ever since I started playing (which would be 7 years up to now), but what's the benefit of using the original fingering (with the right pointer fingering) as opposed to t...
by sakuramimato
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Finger height above keys
Replies: 1
Views: 2646

Finger height above keys

How high above the keys should the fingers be placed? I usually keep my fingers lightly rested on top of the keys (open hole flute), but my right hand tends to have a habit of resting on the rods of the flute and my finger motion tends to be slow, making my technique a little sloppy. How far do you ...
by sakuramimato
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Brooke Method?
Replies: 1
Views: 1787

Brooke Method?

Does anyone have reviews or ratings for this method book? I'm thinking of buying it since it looked like a good accumulative method book.
by sakuramimato
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Sight Reading: Rhythms and Reading advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 4645

Sight Reading: Rhythms and Reading advice needed

I have problems when it comes to sight reading when it comes to associating the music (notes) with rhythms. I'm already in the 11th grade and at an Honor Band rehearsal last night, I felt like I was the only person in my section of 8 who couldn't play or try to sight read half of the fast-paced musi...
by sakuramimato
Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High note practice
Replies: 4
Views: 5830

I suggest doing slurred harmonics which is playing a low fingering of an note and overblowing to create a higher pitch and doing this until you've reached the highest note and descending again. If slurring is too hard start with tounging and progress to slurring. This is also a great way to build b...
by sakuramimato
Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Help with note pattern on Clark #2
Replies: 0
Views: 2390

Help with note pattern on Clark #2

This might be a vague question since I'm not really sure if this scale study is called Clark #2. I was at a California Leadership Academy over the summer, and one of the main music judges who was running the program told the student leaders that by having the following through memory, you'll be able...
by sakuramimato
Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Improving Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 5319

Improving Technique

I came from a district Honor Band rehearsal and we had a sightreading session that I didn't do so well in. I noticed that when I first start reading a sheet of music, I tend to get scared of difficult runs and rhythms that I'm not familiar with. Are there any ways of improving technique, rhythms, an...