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by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Note recognition Scores to written F - F2 - F3 why ?
Replies: 8
Views: 7966

Unless she is talking about maybe seeing chords notations written above lyrics on a lead sheet. That's really the only time i've seen it used. And in that sense it's actually used quite a lot. True, but if you look at the examples provided ("A F2 E2 B etc."), they read much more like individual pit...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Note recognition Scores to written F - F2 - F3 why ?
Replies: 8
Views: 7966

So are you asking whether it's necessary to read music that's written like this: F#2 E2 D2 G#2 C3 etc... rather than actual notes written in normal sheetmusic? If so, then no, you don't need to be able to do that, but it's good to be familiar with that system of naming pitches in case a discussion a...
by flutepicc06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High F#
Replies: 13
Views: 12938

Re: High F#

after a while in my practise session (i kinda felt like an idiot practising 2 bars for the better part of 45 minutes, but anyway) i did notice that if i made my lip hole smaller, it did help, but i didnt know if this was right. my teacher always tells me 'open up' and 'dont squish your lips', and i...
by flutepicc06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 6037

Re: Audition Repetoire -- Advice Needed

Does this sound like a balanced repetoire? Any general suggestions/advice? Thanks! I don't know how serious an audition this is (Orchestral? University? Community band?), or what kinds of requirements the group you're auditioning for gave, so I'll just offer general advice. One of the big things I ...
by flutepicc06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High F#
Replies: 13
Views: 12938

Re: High F#

holy crap is this note freakin hard!!! Ive played it a million times before, but in the context of this piece its SO hard, because the notes before and after it dont take as much air, but that note needs like, TONS. is it normal for this note to need THAT MUCH air??? i feel like im using all of my ...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Thoughts on the "Odyssey" Flute so far
Replies: 13
Views: 9486

can't explain it just playing both side by side there is more tone with the pearl but sounds slightly muffled. I'll try and do some recordings simple tunes on both flutes later on. I've taken out the bungs played open hole not alot of difference TBH. No, there wouldn't be any difference. Those hole...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Airflow
Replies: 5
Views: 8493

Re: Airflow

my main question is if i can hear it, can others hear it? There's nothing inherently wrong with hearing some air, as what we hear as players doesn't really reflect what the audience hears very accurately. It may be that others can hear it, but they may not be able to. I once sat next to WIBB, and f...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Airflow
Replies: 5
Views: 8493

Re: Airflow

my main question is if i can hear it, can others hear it? There's nothing inherently wrong with hearing some air, as what we hear as players doesn't really reflect what the audience hears very accurately. It may be that others can hear it, but they may not be able to. I once sat next to WIBB, and f...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tremolo
Replies: 4
Views: 4780

By "tremolo" do you mean vibrato? There are two types of vibrato...One created with the airstream, and the other with the fingers, while a tremolo signifies something similar to a trill, but over a larger interval (generally a minor third or larger). Assuming you're talking about vibrato, they're no...
by flutepicc06
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Thoughts on the "Odyssey" Flute so far
Replies: 13
Views: 9486

Assuming the pads have been installed properly, you should not have to wait for them to "settle." What are they doing (or not doing) that makes you think this is necessary?
by flutepicc06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Using a Metronome
Replies: 23
Views: 16618

I don't know if anyone would recommend this, but I've done it before and it's worked...cause i hate metronomes.... my brother is a drummer and when i was trying to get stuff in time, I'd get him to play a constant beat on his drums, obviously so i could still hear myself, it was quiet. It worked an...
by flutepicc06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Using a Metronome
Replies: 23
Views: 16618

I don't know if anyone would recommend this, but I've done it before and it's worked...cause i hate metronomes.... my brother is a drummer and when i was trying to get stuff in time, I'd get him to play a constant beat on his drums, obviously so i could still hear myself, it was quiet. It worked an...
by flutepicc06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver plated keys vs all silver flute
Replies: 16
Views: 13207

my model is SF 7000 if that helps... im pretty sure its newer but im not 100%. it still plays very well though. i guess i just wish for the money spent that it still looked brand new too. my student model never 'wore out' but it was probably stainless steel or soemthing... yamaha student model. it ...
by flutepicc06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver plated keys vs all silver flute
Replies: 16
Views: 13207

i know its rediculous, but even though my flute plays fantastically still (when my body works right lol) it is kinda depressing that after just over a year the plating is wearing off already, but i paid so much for it. ilke, to me this should start looking 'ugly' for like 10 years, at that price. e...
by flutepicc06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Using a Metronome
Replies: 23
Views: 16618

Sounds to me like you might benefit from investing in a different metronome. There are many different models, and many different sounds available. Finding one that doesn't distract you should be totally possible, and would almost certainly benefit you greatly.