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Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    18:28 on Friday, September 16, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

emilyplaysflute
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My conductor asked us today if the band (consisting of 130 students) thought that flute rocks or sucks. Nearly 60% raised their hands for
sucks
I simply could not believe it! And the sad part was that the 40% was mostly clarinets (who are best friends with the flutes) and the flutes (there is only 15 of us).
Tell me what youthink of this matter. Thanks
PS FLUTE PLAYERS ROCKS THE WORLD!

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    12:34 on Saturday, September 17, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

travel2165
(260 points)

Your band director is, I think, a complete idiot. But that is just my opinion based on what you have told us here.

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    12:56 on Saturday, September 17, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Patrick
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there are many idiotic band directors out there, unfortunately..

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    18:49 on Saturday, September 17, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JasonTongRulz
(14 points)

I know exactly how you feel, our Band Director is a Professional Brass player and he hates the Woodwinds, in particular the Flutes. Thankfully he doesn't explicitly say it but it's quite obvious... (Favouritism)..

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    15:28 on Sunday, September 18, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Trombi
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A brass player may say such a thing, if he has blown away his brain.

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    18:52 on Sunday, September 18, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

egretboy
(173 points)

I cannot even imagine your band teacher's intentions by purposely putting down more than 10% of the band....
Shouldn't he/she be rehearsing rather than asking blunt questions such as that?

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    19:07 on Sunday, September 18, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
(1328 points)

The flute alone is an inanimate object. It's incapable of sucking.
Most flutes used by flutists in school bands also are generally metallic and so aren't comprised of "rock" so much as metallic compounds such as combinations of nickel silver and/or precious metals.

As a long time flutist and teacher of aspiring flutists I can say that dwelling on
the issue of whether flutes rock or suck is a waste of time as long as the student of the flute
is doing their best to play well.

Apparently some band directors' thought processes are a different story altogether.
My question is to ask why would this issue be brought up by any professional music instructor?

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    09:06 on Monday, September 19, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DaveandKateplus1
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That is not only stupid, but completely immature! What a waste of space on the forum.


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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    14:06 on Sunday, September 25, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

PhilOShite
(150 points)

Is there nothing better that you and your flute colleagues could be doing rather than going to that band. If you do then I suggest that you go and do it. If that happened then your band leader would quickly find that flutes are a good thing to have in his band. If he doesn't then he won't miss you any way, and you will be better off somewhere else. Anyway, just in case you really need the question answering, balance your flute on one finger (so the flute is horizontal). With your other finger, gently give the end a nudge. I think that you will find that your flute rocks.

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    08:12 on Thursday, September 29, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

seesss
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My conductor asked us today if the band (consisting of 130 students) thought that flute rocks or sucks. Nearly 60% raised their hands for
sucks
I simply could not believe it! And the sad part was that the 40% was mostly clarinets (who are best friends with the flutes) and the flutes (there is only 15 of us)

Don't be surprised. 130 students, few of them play flute. So they don't know the nature of flute.

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Re: Does Flute Rock Or Suck? You Tell Me!    12:17 on Friday, September 30, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jose_luis
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Although a bass player himself, probably your band director still ignores that all wind instrument blow, not suck.

   

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