QUOTE(Misterioso @ Jun 9 2009, 12:21 PM)
Oh thank you PianoDoodler, Maizie. I'm thinking about TG for my flute exam which has been on the back burner for FAR too long. But it's all those scales for Grade 5. For some strange reason I find flute scales MUCH harder than piano or violin. All in the mind, I suppose.....
Not at all. It's the lack of correlation between the keys and the notes. There's nothing logical about the fingerings for the 'black notes' on the flute. We're not blessed with twelve fingers so the sharps and flats have to be operated by a spare finger and the Boehm mechanism.
It means that playing scales by interval isn't a viable option, which means we really have to know what's in each one.
And, if you think flute scales are bad, treble recorder ones are infinitely worse.