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learning new intstruments    22:24 on Thursday, March 01, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

alex411
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ok, so for all the floutists out there who play other instruments, what was it easiest for you to learn? because i tried trumpet and after 6 years of flute the embouchure on trumpet was extremely hard for me to get high notes.. but when i played base clarinet for a semester for a concert i had no problem switching... so what was hard and easy for you to switch on?

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Re: learning new intstruments    10:18 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

whiteandproud
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Firstly, it is spelled instrument. I am guessing that was a typo. I don't play the flout, I play the flute. I am a flutest. As long as it is a wind instrument, I can blow it. I didn't say I could play good though. They are all difficult to me. The flute is the only one that comes easily for me.

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Re: learning new intstruments    14:34 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tonehole
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Whiteandproud...

This is embarrassing to point out...

a person who plays a flute is not a flutest.

Flutist, or flautist are the usual, spellings!

Yes..I play the piano..it was much easier than the flute. There is less tone colo
ur and intonation control required. The soprano clarinet I like too with Grade 3 reeds. Once I change, I can't cope....but, the octave break take some smoothing efforts from me.

You're really lucky to play, the bass, clarinet. Its so beautiful.

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Re: learning new intstruments    18:25 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

whiteandproud
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I knew that, but thanks for pointing that out. I also did a typo. I am not some !****!. (But thanks for making me feel that way.) It was stupid error. Don't know what is so embarrassing about that?

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Re: learning new intstruments    18:27 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

whiteandproud
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Why was the word mor0n bleeped out? It isn't a swear rude. Nice censorship.

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Re: learning new intstruments    18:30 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

travel2165
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I think it is called karma.

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Re: learning new intstruments    19:20 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
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Re: learning new intstruments    23:39 on Saturday, March 03, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

alex411
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lol, sorry for the typos... didnt look over any of it before i posted... and jeez... people are mean on forums..

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Re: learning new intstruments    13:14 on Sunday, March 04, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Trombi
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It was much easier to learn how to play the flute when I compare to how it was to learn to play the oboe. Plying the oboe is probably the toughest you can choose to learn.

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Re: learning new intstruments    17:26 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Rossweisse
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I second that, Trombi! I've been taking oboe lessons for about six months after playing flute for decades. Reeds are a curse and a frustration but when all goes well (and the temperature, humidity and moon phase are just so) oboe sounds absolutely gorgeous. Something that may be even harder is bassoon.

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Re: learning new intstruments    15:41 on Saturday, April 07, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JenLynne34
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Alto Saxophone was considerable easy to learn after playing the flute. Aside from switching to reeds :P

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Re: learning new intstruments    10:25 on Friday, May 25, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboeluv123
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Oboe is my primary instrument although I didn't start playing it until after two and a half years of flute playing, but I still have to agree that it is a harder instrument than flute, even though I picked it up quickly. But picking it up quickly was just a result of hard work, not because the instrument was easy to play at all by any means. And reeds really are a curse.

And then I also picked up alto sax for marching band, which was EXTREMELY easy. First off, flute and sax fingerings are pretty similar, but so are oboe fingerings too. However, producing a decent tone on saxophone is, to me, so much easier than doing so on flute or oboe. If you want to pick an instrument up quickly, I would suggest the sax.

   

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