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by Mandera3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: crown and stopper
Replies: 5
Views: 5002

I just got one as well!! I LOVE it! Like 100% better! I feel the upper register is much clearer and playing pianissimo is a breeze. So happy with this purchase.
by Mandera3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Fingering headache on a 8-year old student
Replies: 5
Views: 4297

I would check that the student is holding it correctly. The thumb shouldn't be near anything that would possibly cut him, unless there is something wrong with his flute. Make sure it is straight up and down on the B natural key. Also make sure that that there isn't any tension in the students finger...
by Mandera3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Are "whistlers" the better Flutists ?
Replies: 16
Views: 23428

i am a junior in college at a music school as a flute major...

I cannot whistle AT ALL. Never could, but I am a very good performer.

I don't think Whistling really plays much of a factor. It could, but you don't need to be able to whistle to play the flute.
by Mandera3
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Baroque Ornamentation - Grace Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 2513

Baroque Ornamentation - Grace Notes

I know that in Baroque music that sometimes when you have a graces note followed by an 8th and 2 16ths, that you play it more like 4 16ths. How do you know how the grace note should be played? For example, I am playing a piece by Touchmoulin, and there are running 16th note triplets, and in the midd...
by Mandera3
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Places To try Flutes in NY
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Places To try Flutes in NY

I am looking for a place where I can try flutes out in the state of NY. I have heard of the Flute Center of NY in new York city and checked out their website and they look like a pretty good business. I am looking to buy a flute but have no idea what i want so I am looking for a place that offers a ...
by Mandera3
Fri May 15, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap FLute Trial Period
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

thanks I have looked into it, but they also charge you the price of the entire intruments untill you send them back. They put a hold on yoru account, but you have to have that much money in your account. I do not have money for 4 flutes in my account unfortunatly.
by Mandera3
Thu May 14, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap FLute Trial Period
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Cheap FLute Trial Period

Does anyone know of a good company that has a cheap flute trial period. I am looking to buy a flute and I don;t have access to a store where i can just go in and try different instruments, so i have to go the slow way have have flutes shipped to me, but all the companies i am aware of charge you for...
by Mandera3
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: inline or offset G
Replies: 7
Views: 3967

I just want to say that I use a inline right now and I have problems with the g finger collapsing. My teacher and I have been trying to work on this problem and we thing the problem my be that I need on offset G. It all depends on what is best for you.
by Mandera3
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sonare 709
Replies: 6
Views: 4825

thannks for all teh help. i am planning on ordering some more trial flutes after I get out of school in 3 weeks so hopefully I will find something i like.
by Mandera3
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sonare 709
Replies: 6
Views: 4825

my budget is about $3,000. Another ones that I haven't had a chance to try are the Altus and Azumi. I have heard they are great instruments but have not had the chace to experience that myself.
by Mandera3
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sonare 709
Replies: 6
Views: 4825

Sonare 709

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the Sonare 709. I am looking to buy a flute and I have a limited budget and after trying out a bunch of flute in my price range I really liked the Sonare 709. I am a music education flute major and currently play a Gemeinheirt. I loved the sound I got bu...
by Mandera3
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: I suck at practicing (Chaminade)
Replies: 12
Views: 8287

WHat works best for me is play through it once all teh way through as if you were performing. Even if it sounds liek crap, play through the entire thing. THen if you have a time constraint, pick out one part that gave to some trouble and just work on that part. Break it up as much as you have to. Th...
by Mandera3
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Throat Noises
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

oh, that is suppossed to sa throat not thorat sry
by Mandera3
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Throat Noises
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

Throat Noises

I have been having trouble with getting rid of thorat noises when I play. I have been working on my breath support and opening up more, but I can't seem to be gettingrid of them.

Any suggustions?
by Mandera3
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music Every Flute Player SHould Have
Replies: 7
Views: 8154

Music Every Flute Player SHould Have

So I am going to college in the fall as a flute player and music ed major and I am looking to enhance my musical library before I go off to school and I am looking for suggestions of what people feel are some of the best and most important pieces for a good flute player to have.