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 Doing good on clarinet and sax.....Then I tried flute......
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2016-11-18 21:45

For reference, that is NOT me in the picture, but is a good representation of the level of underbite that I have, which affects the positions of my lower and upper lips, and potentially my flute aperture....

Alright doublers....

I'm doing well on clarinet. I feel confident. I can always use technique, but overall I feel good.

I'm doing better on sax. I need a little work, but I'm proud to say I've fooled more than one sax player into thinking that sax was my primary horn so I think I've got a good sound and style concept down and can project that.



Then I did a musical as a last minute favor as the normal folks were all booked (first professional one), where I was forced to sight read the flute lines on clarinet and sight-transpose them throughout the rehearsals and performances.....I made it, but it was WAY more stressful than it needed to be. It's not like the lines were technically crazy or hard, but trying to sight transpose and also catch those accidentals and key changes.....

After the performance of the musical, I took the money I made, and immediately put it into a reputable student flute cause I do NOT want to have sight transpose an entire part like that again when it would have been MUCH easier just to play the darned flute!



SOOOoooo.........
How long for that consistency? How can I work on getting that consistency quicker? I've not had success hooking up with a teacher in the area, I've convinced coworkers (flute players) to give me tips, and I'm doing my best.

Major troubles (like anyone else I'm guessing) are controlling octaves and partials. I know it's going to take time.

But for doublers, (and if you have an underbite like I do, pictured above), what's a good place to start to figure out an optimal embouchure, and also considering that when I form a small aperture, due to my lower lip being larger and in front of my upper lip, the air stream (with a relaxed embouchure) is directed more forwards than down.

Alexi

Small Group Leader
US Army School of Music NCO Academy


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BJ in NO 2016-12-29 20:06 
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