Going into the 9th grade, I wanted to do one of the higher level solos, and my teacher recomended this one. Is it a good solo? I prefer technically challenging solos due to my lack of patience(I know, I know, need to learn patience-*slaps wrist*). ANYWAY....if anyone has played this piece or has some info I'd appreciate it.
btw havent seen it yet, so thats why I'm asking. :)
Re: Suite in A MInor by Telemann??? 10:56 on Monday, June 30, 2008
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if you havent been playing for a long time, i would stay away from this piece as it has some very technical parts. i would stick to developing your musicality on flute. thats what the judge is looking for, not if you can barrel through the notes. i sat through one of these things in february and listened to the most AWFUL rendition of the ibert concerto. everynote was PERFECT, but because this girl played so blah with her musicality (or lack thereof), she was given a 2 instead of a 1.
DONT BE THIS GIRL! and play something not so technical and more musical. maybe sicilienne by faure? romantic pieces are easier to make musical than boroque, i think.
Well I'm the kind of person who will practice this for hours and hours every day up until February to play this solo, so if it is technically challenging, then thats great! I understand the musical part though, knowing when to use vibrato and when to get softer/louder even though it doesnt say it in the music. I still have time to decide though, I'm doing Concerto in E Minor by Gurewich on alto sax, so I want to do something in close level with that piece.
I played Sicilienne two years ago for my solo, although I played it on alto sax, not flute, it was kind of depressing especially in the beginning.
Ok thanks, I have a while to practice, and I've decided to do this piece. I listened to a recording of it and loved it! I'm sure I'll be able to play it by February and may post a video for some feedback from flute players on this site.