Many thanks to andante_in_c for opening this thread.
First I went to a masterclass from 6th to 11th of june. The tutor was Carin Levine and her specialty is modern music and new techniques. With me she worked a lot on my abdominals and where each single note has to come from during the week. Beside that I had to prepare a very modern Trio with two others during the week and she taught some of the modern techniques to all of us.
I now have to practice the flageolets from the Trio, wich I couldn't manage within one week. And a piece with many new techniques.
And I am working with No 1 and No 10 from "Big daily finger exercises for flute" by Taffanel/Gaubert. No 1 to improve my fingering No 10 to improve my tone support.
Beside that, my flute teacher and me decieded to start preparing for grade 7 last week. Now I havn't got a single piece to work on but have to go through many pieces to pick the three once I will prepare for the exam. And I practice scales and arpeggios.
QUOTE(RoseC @ Jun 23 2011, 10:29 PM)
I'm doing picc in Carmen and Copeland's 'Rodeo', and Poulenc's Sonatine for flute solo, but my current fave is the Taffanel Allegro on the grade 7 syllabus. I love it! I did it for my GCSE performence piece last week, and got an A*
I'm also working on my double and flutter tounging...rolling my rrrrrrs doesn't come naturaly to me! x
I am a bit jealous on playing in an orchestra.
Is it the flutter tounging in your throat? I guess.
For that I find it a good help to imaging purring like a cat. And I learned that it has to be a pretty slow movement.
Maybe I will play the Allegro from Taffanel for the exam, I have not decided yet.