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by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 2.0 BETA for your review.
Replies: 11
Views: 10894

Re: Flute FAQ 2.0 BETA for your review.

Here are my additions/corrections for the first half of the FAQ (I'll get to the other half in a bit). Rather than just pulling out sections and making you (Phineas) search through these and figure out where all the changes belong, I'll just copy and paste the entire FAQ here, editing as I go along....
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: smelly emboucher hole
Replies: 6
Views: 5008

As long as you swab it out, and avoid eating and drinking anything (aside from water) before or while you're playing, this shouldn't be a problem. If it NEEDS to be cleaned, it would be best to let a tech clean/disinfect it, as you'll likely need the cork replaced to get the smell to disappear compl...
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Using electronic tuners
Replies: 12
Views: 12028

I agree with everything you wrote SK.
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: just a general question...
Replies: 11
Views: 6591

Claiken, I hope this does not sound too harsh, but the truth is, you will always be compared to players who are better than you. That is just how it is. This is not a perfect world, and there is no way to make every audition fair, but in the defense of the players who have had more experience, they...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: easy piccolo
Replies: 7
Views: 5503

In my experience, no piccolo worth playing is particularly forgiving. They're beasts for control (both with regards to tone and intonation, as well as dynamically, etc.), and unless you're reasonably advanced on the flute, I would recommend sticking to the flute for a bit yet. Playing picc without a...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Using electronic tuners
Replies: 12
Views: 12028

if a practice with a tuner, i set it on 442 Hz because most of the pianos are 442. SOME pianos are tuned to A-442 (particularly in Europe), but A-440 is still the international standard, and this is where you should be practicing. As I mentioned above, regardless of what you do with a tuner, you ne...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: just a general question...
Replies: 11
Views: 6591

It's for exactly the reason you mentioned....There are tons of flute players. In fact, flute is one of the most popular instruments (behind only piano, violin, and voice). With or sheer numbers, the odds of finding a truly fantastic player in the mix increase, and thus our "grading scale" changes. I...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Using electronic tuners
Replies: 12
Views: 12028

Pitch is a very complicated issue, as there is no concrete frequency at which a note must always be played. Depending upon its function in the chord structure, a single note may need to be played at two different frequencies within a single piece. What instruments you're playing with will also deter...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The picc is plucking my nerves..
Replies: 6
Views: 4839

Make sure you're using the right picc embouchure too... not the same as a flute embouchure... and it's not tighter than a flute embouchure either. You're right that one is not "tighter" than the other, but whether or not it's the same embouchure is another matter. I use nearly identical embouchures...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do I really need a professional flute???
Replies: 5
Views: 5262

Vandoren's right...You do need to figure out the answer to that question first. Next, take into account that the dealer stands to make a substantial profit if you buy a handmade flute, and thus his supposition that you should be playing one is not the most reliable basis on which to make this decisi...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Frustrated - can't get lower C!
Replies: 7
Views: 7004

Thank you both - I've been practising and blowing my little lips off and have finally got it!! I think the problem was a combination of airstream direction and simply not holding down the split key on the foot joint properly. (What IS that called? Its gone completely out of my head!) Anyway, "Away ...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Gender?
Replies: 52
Views: 43433

*points to username* Take a wild guess. lol And I think there's too many things being thrown at male flute players, I have a friend who gave up the flute because he was being call so many things and so much bs was going on that he had too even though he could beat me in any chair test back then. :o...
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 2.0 BETA for your review.
Replies: 11
Views: 10894

Chris People are not as active about the content this time as they were for FluteFAQ V1. Phineas I've noticed that....It's unfortunate. If there's anything that needs adding, I can't think of it! If you or anyone else has any ideas, I'll be glad to do my best to help out, though. Also, I plan to go...
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: PVC Flutes
Replies: 15
Views: 14597

Re: Thanks for response!

Jaded wrote: These are pretty loud flutes! Embouchure isn't rocket science....
Well, maybe not rocket science, but it is an art, and it takes years of study and practice to master it! :wink:
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 2.0 BETA for your review.
Replies: 11
Views: 10894

Re: FAQ

Good job all! Maybe the moderators can make this a sticky at the top of the forum-somewhere it will always be visible! PS Nice forum! As a contributor to the FAQ, I'm very glad that you found it useful, even in its rough state! As soon as we're done editing it, the admins will indeed "sticky" it fo...