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Old 06-22-2006, 04:51 AM
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There is a passage in a piece out band is playing that requires a quick slurred transition from E6 to B5. (E6 being the E on the third ledger line above the treble staff, and B5 being the B one ledger above the treble staff.)(Specifically, the piece has four triplets with the notes EBB, EBB, EBB, EBB, slurring the E to the B, and tounging the second B. Its in 12/8 time, with the dotted quarter note at 132.) The problem is that at this tempo it is difficult to get the notes to speak immeadiatly. While it can be done, I am worried that some of the less advanced player's in our band lack the skill to play it using the traditional fingerings. Is anyone aware of any possible alernate fingerings that would make this section easier?

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Try picking up the pinkie on E's...it may work not having it on B, also. I don't think there's any real fingering for it, but if your flute section has any kind of sectionals, try working on teaching them how to aim their airstream further down for the B. Just repeat it till everyone gets it down. I'll look up some fingerings and see if I can find some.
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i don't think there are any alternate fingerings unless you do it by harmonics.
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i don't think there are any alternate fingerings unless you do it by harmonics.

No, there aren't. I wouldn't use harmonics unless they were like tremolos or something. Just try picking up the pinky on the E, then teaching them to aim the airstream lower than they think it should go on the B. It's a really tricky slur.
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Ya theres a few out there try this wesite.

http://members.glis.net/kjt/tealflu...ips&Tricks.html

Theres a few other tips there too.

If site doesnt work search on google for
secret flute playing tips and click on first link.
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