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 Re: Doing good on clarinet and sax.....Then I tried flute......
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2017-02-14 08:44

Wes wrote:

> If your aperture seems too large, try some attacks on notes
> using puh as the sylable. This will start the attack with a
> very thin aperture. Air is wasted if the aperture is too
> large.

Yup. I'm definitely finding that my aperture is generally large and the times I feel good about my playing, my aperture is much smaller.
>
> An expert teacher would be a good idea, to avoid developing bad
> habits. Many persons teach the flute, but do not necessarily
> know how to play it in tune.

Thankfully my flute teacher is AWESOME! I mean, truly amazing. Symphony player and well-deserved of the spot.

I'll try out the "puh" suggestion. Thanks for all the kind words from everyone and I look forward to the journey (which BTW is very humbling and gives me a taste of what beginner students must feel when I ask them to try to do things that come more naturally to me on clarinet!)

Alexi

Small Group Leader
US Army School of Music NCO Academy


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sfalexi 2016-11-19 09:13 
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BJ in NO 2016-12-29 20:06 
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