I'm 27, and haven't played since when I was in my sophomore year of college. I got my flutes out of storage recently as my interest was randomly jump started again.
Not to be full of myself, but I wasn't a half bad flute player in high school (I didn't play in college.) Where would you suggest as a starting point to get my skills back up? Just buying technique books, and practicing? Getting a private tutor again or what? Also, I don't know if it'd would be just for my own personal satisfaction & as a hobby or what. Are community orchestras worth the effort or...?
Sorry if this was a lot of questions. TIA
Re: Starting back up 14:59 on Saturday, November 01, 2008
I would suggest that you start by answering the question what sort of music do you like playing and with whom? Also if your instrument has been stored for a while it may need serving if you have difficulty playing notes - especially low ones.
Re: Starting back up 15:01 on Saturday, November 01, 2008
Well, I pulled it out today & I was okay on range (from low C to high C [3 octaves.]) I'm just used to playing pretty much anything and everything that's put in front of me. I used to play for my church, and used to play in middle school and high school band (both marching and concert.)
Re: Starting back up 15:32 on Saturday, November 01, 2008
Find a band or two close to you and jot them down, then click the link at the top and find them in the full contacts section.
New people showing up for a few rehearsals and not coming back isn't unusual, so don't be afraid to sample them for a short test run and give yourself plenty of time. Community bands can be a lifetime thing