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by woof
Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: what other music?
Replies: 7
Views: 5429

what other music?

[quote] ---------------- On 2/6/2004 5:24:08 PM i would agree, the oboe is generally considered the closest. also violin is pretty close too, but depending on the music you may have to deal with double or triple stops and the violin can go slightly lower than the flute. however, there have been piec...
by woof
Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: what other music?
Replies: 7
Views: 5429

what other music?

If you are looking for a piece of music and you
can''t find it written specifically for the flute what other instrument would
come the closest? i.e. if you could find music written for______ would that be
playable on the flute. One person I talked with said music for the oboe might be
usable?
by woof
Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Blow hard Blow fast - HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 8902

Blow hard Blow fast - HELP!

[quote] ---------------- So, maybe thinking of your flute as a straw instead of a beer bottle might help hit those high notes more consistently. You don't blow harder, but "faster" as the same amount of air is being forced through a narrower opening in your lips. For lower notes, relax your embourch...
by woof
Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: general flute question
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

general flute question

Thanks for the response KR. Now for another question- much discussion seems centered around open hole vs closed hole flutes. I understand why open holed flutes are more difficult to play but what are the advantages of an open holed (French) flute? Is it just volume, or tone quality??? Are they easie...
by woof
Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tips on self-teaching / practicing
Replies: 7
Views: 5974

Tips on self-teaching / practicing

[quote] ---------------- I was wondering if anyone has any tips to practicing. My biggest intimidating factor is that I just don't have any good way to practice the fingerings. I have a chart which lists the finger arrangements for all the notes in all three octaves, but I find myself looking at a s...
by woof
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: general flute question
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

general flute question

As someone new to flutes I was curious about the following: 1. B foot. My flute came with a C foot. What advantages are there to the B foot beside the lower B note and is it as hard to play a low B as it is to play a low C? 2. Can any flute accept a B foot or does the flute have to be designed for t...
by woof
Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Airy Sound... Lost Sound
Replies: 11
Views: 6245

Airy Sound... Lost Sound

[quote] ---------------- On 1/19/2004 5:06:33 PM This is really bothering me. After about 15 minutes of playing, my notes start to sound really airy. After about 25 minutes, I can barely make a sound. What's the deal? [:((] ---------------- [/quote] As a newbie I have exactly the same problem- so fr...
by woof
Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 48
Views: 23618

Introductions

Hello again- What do we mean by middle age?? I am certainly that. I started playing this Xmas like some of you. My family has been very understanding of the squeaks and squawks so far and hopefully I am getting better. I have worked in the science field all my life so this is a big departure. I am a...
by woof
Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Hello

[quote] ---------------- On 2/2/2004 2:47:50 PM First I would likte to say congratulations on starting the flute! What do you mean by cleaning your flute, just swabbing it out right? ---------------- [/quote] Kendall- yes after playing I swap out the inside and wipe it down, then place it in the cas...
by woof
Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Hello

Time to say hello- I am a newbie to the flute. I just got started this Christmas when I received my first flute. I have wanted to learn to play the flute for years and now I have my chance- yea! Problem is that I am also just now learning to read music as well so this is going to be a long process. ...