Solitude in G Minor

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  1. Resonant_Floutist

    Resonant_Floutist New Member

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    Hehehe, yes, I play the flute/piccolo and no that doesn't mean I'm not "manly" enough to play anything else...Hell, I also play the tuba.

    I'm not really interested in hearing anyone's speil about my choice of instruments...I can probably play your ass off. So.There.

    Anywho, I'm not here because I have the biggest member in the universe...though I'm a tad above average for most men...

    Anyways, off that topic...

    If you ever have any questions about me, I might entertain them...just this once :cool:
     
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    I miss the "Music In A Minor" shirt on tshirthell.com

    =(
     
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    Welcome from another musician.
     
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    Glad you are here. Lots of professional musicians actually, so once all the fun has died down about "flute players" you'll find some interesting conversation possible.
     
  5. hypolimnas

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    Lots of professional musicians actually, so once all the fun has died down about "flute players" you'll find some interesting conversation possible.[/quote]

    Hi, I'm not a professional musician but trained as an opera singer, and music teacher. And I have a degree in ethnomusicology. These days I do a bit of conducting with local groups, and atleast one Schubert lieder concert each year.

    I was wondering what everyone was doing about Mozart's anniversary?

    I have conducted a couple of Mozart things, and sung a few arias which was great. He is my favourite along with Schubert and Bach.

    I'll do something from the Bach Christmas Oratorio later in the year.

    Do you all have exciting things coming up, besides the usual?:wink:
     
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    Well a flute is kinda long and phallic-like but...well...don't you ever want to be in the brass section when they're playing the last 5 minutes of Respighi's "The Pines of Rome" and the primary brass (to say nothing of the supernumerary brass tucked above and behind in the balcony alcoves) are just KICKING ASS! Forget Bolero, if I want to go another round in the sack with my wife I just put the Bose headset on and let the London Philharmonic or the Cleveland Orchestra unleash that piece of music.
     
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    You are all making me tingly all over.

    Yes, every one of you.

    :biggrin1:
     
  8. DC_DEEP

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    Welcome, Resonant Floutist (?) 'Tis a fun group here, and yes, several musicians of varying levels.

    I play all the brass instruments (all-state euphonium in high school, majored in Horn in college), piano (minor), and have a working knowledge of all the woodwinds, and play flute/piccolo and clarinet probably at grade 5 or 6 (out of 6). I'm still firmly convinced that the bassoon was a diabolical creation to torment both bassoonists and acoustical physicists. I know my way around the violin and viola, can play the violoncello at about a grade 2, and have played contrabass in a dixieland combo (actually had some paying gigs with that one...) I was a working professional musician in southern California for about 4 years.
     
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    Welcome, Resonant Can't-Say-The-Rest-Of-Your-Name-Or-You'll-Think-I'm-Poking-Fun-At-You.

    I'll be going to a local Potter's Field to fertilize the grass in his honor.
     
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    OMG I'm a flute/piccolo player too!! I wanted to go professional, but coming from a small town, you don't get much support...damn I was good. Lol...but seriously, that's awesome. I was drum major too. That was an incredible experience. Yay for band nerds!!
     
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    I play the Chinese bamboo flute.

    Why did I pick that instrument? It was the cheapest I could find - I was a student with a limited budget.

    Enjoy youself at this site.
     
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    I'll be going to a local Potter's Field to fertilize the grass in his honor.[/quote]

    Oh well, he would definitely prefer you to have a shit, but he'd appreciate your sentiments, I am sure. :wink:
     
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    Welcome. I don't play the flute, but I can appreciate it. Mozart's concerto for flute and harp is amazing, and the bird song in Beethoven's Pastoral breath taking. Then there is Jethro Tull. All good stuff.

    Play on dude.
     
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    How will I sit down? :confused:
     
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    Hey there!

    I'm a music education major, (primary instrument: classical organ/ secondary: trombone) and I definitely have a profound respect for anyone who can play the flute after having taken my woodwinds class last year. Even as a brass player I had no problem whatsoever with clarinet or alto sax, but flute was NOT EASY!!
     
  16. DC_DEEP

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    Ha, wait until you get into a situation where you have to teach beginner music students to get a sound on a flute! With all the other woodwinds, you have the reed to vibrate for you; on the brasses, you'll encounter just a very few who cannot do the basic "buzz;" but on the flute, you have to be able to get across the concept of making the air column itself to vibrate.

    Hey, resonant, are you familiar with the Bach Flute Sonata in G minor (BWV 1020)? Very nice in its entirety, but the second movement is incredibly beautiful. If you can find a recording of Irena Grafenauer playing it, check it out. I have that on a CD called "Bach for Breakfast." She plays 6 of the 18 tracks. Her tone and technique absolutely blow Rampal and Galway out of the water. Get it if you can, it's definitely worth it.

    Just for fun, I've been practicing the John Wummer transcription of Nicolo Paganini's "24 Caprices (Op. 1)". Quite the challenge.
     
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