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Improving Tone!    18:39 on Friday, January 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Musio4fun
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Anyone know of any good tips on how to improve your tone? Or even improve your emboucher??? Please post!!!

-ReubZ

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Re: Improving Tone!    20:40 on Friday, January 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

futureiceskater
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Get Trevor Wye books
book #1 is all on tone.

they are great.

oh... the only experience i gained, in case you didn't hear this already, is to use your stomach. (AIR!)

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Re: Improving Tone!    22:40 on Friday, January 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

schoolgirl0125
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that's a very mmm broad question.
>.<
recently to improve tone. i've been listening to lots of flute CDs and trying to immatate my sound with them. it's GREAT. i really don't listen..but i actually took the time too~ yay.
it helps.



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Re: Improving Tone!    01:36 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Flutist06
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You might also look at Moyse's De La Sonorite. The Wye book bases many of its exercises on the things in this book. If at all possible, I would suggest working with a teacher too, as they most likely can help you identify things that are holding back your tone and eliminate them.

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Re: Improving Tone!    13:53 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Patrick
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These are all good suggestions, especially the latter about the Moyse books. But first and foremost, you need to hear good flute players, both in a teaching studio, bandroom and on CD and DVD, you have to get those beautiful sounds in your head.

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Re: Improving Tone!    14:08 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Comusic1981
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I'm not sure if this would benefit a flute player or not... but the best way I know of is free-buzzing - actually a brass technique, but I've heard that Keith Underwood does this. Free-buzzing will increase the strength of your embouchure, give you better control, increase your range (both upper and lower), give you MUCH more stamina and give you a better tone (added that you use good deep breathing).

Have you ever had two piece of paper, one of top of the other, and blew inbetween them to make a elephant-like noise? It's the same concept, only using your lips.

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Re: Improving Tone!    14:10 on Saturday, January 06, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Comusic1981
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In case you don't know who Keith Underwood is, go here

   

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