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High F    13:11 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Swily_Staff
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Can anyone help me play high F.I did it once but besides that,i can only play low F.Help me play it.

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Re: High F    17:18 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Do yo mean the 4th octave F on a C flute?

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I know (a few days later), think you were not referring to the 4th octave. Sorry I probably mislead the thread with my question.

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OOPS! "I now", not "I know"

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Re: High F    13:32 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Swily_Staff
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I Guess.This is how I have to finger it

123 4 pinkie
Thumb

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Re: High F    16:32 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

EnigmusJ4
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This is really a silly question to ask over the internet, honestly. We can not really help you figure this out as this is a matter that is best addressed in person with a decent flautist who can teach the proper embouchure. As a general guideline, the position of your mouth on the lip plate should not move or change. When you have found the proper position, the only factor that determines which octave you get out of the flute is your airspeed and direction of airflow - that is, which way the air comes out of the lips, which can vary from straight down to almost straight forward, neither of which will get you too far, as you should be aiming somewhere between. In other words - go find a private teacher.

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Re: High F    17:17 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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I cannot go over the high-high C (4th octave) so I cannot help. And I do not care much for those notes, however, I have much to improve in the standard octaves. This is also the position of my teacher, something I agree with and fully accept.

I can tell you, anyway, it is not for beginners. If you cannot tell for sure whether you are referring to the fourth octave or not, probably you do not need to master those notes for the moment.

As a side reflection, I believe that anybody should be free to post questions, even if they cannot be answered easily or even not at all.

When we ignore something, it is good to come and ask and one should not feel or be called silly by doing this. Not in this Forum, at least.

I would not go to Galway's Forum and ask this, but here (IMO) it is somewhat different: we share a common interest in learning about the flute and related themes, though the level of knowledge and of our performing can differ vastly.


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Re: High F    17:31 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

vampav8trix
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The fingering:

1234+thumb and D# key is for the F in the first and second octave. I am not sure if this is the F you are talking about.

You should probably try and get some flute lessons. A good teacher can help you out.



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Re: High F    04:33 on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Swily-Staff,:

Having a good teacher is always the best thing. Sometimes it is not possible, however.

I suggest you have a look at the fingering chart on Yamaha's site, the link is:
http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/WrappedTextDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D31957%252526CTID%25253D,00.html

You must select the Fingering Chart for Flutes, of course. Once you download and open it with the Adobe Reader, notice the fingering for the F in first and second octave (the 6th figure starting from left, upper row). The fingering for the third octave is different (see the 6th figure from left, lower row).

The fingering for the 4th octave after C is not shown. But I am almost sure this is not the one your are looking for.

Once you are sure about the right fingering, it is a question of technique, as posted by Enigmus in a previous post; embouchure, air direction and air pressure will give you the different octaves.

Third octave "F" is rather difficult and still more is the 3rd octave F#. This note fails easily into something approaching an "A" and requires a careful embouchure, among other things.

In what year of your study or practice are you?

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Re: High F    20:34 on Thursday, November 26, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
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Re: High F    08:43 on Sunday, November 29, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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??????????????

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Re: High F    13:33 on Sunday, November 29, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Swily_Staff
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I was too tried too read everything.Thanx though,i will read it later

   

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