Jaimie Lee Mendoes - flute expert
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Karlon on March 14, 2017 @8:56 am PST
Hi Jamie, Two questions please: 1. I just saw your presentation on embouchure. I play on and Pearl forte headjoint but I also have a Trevor James Oxley headjoint. I like to practice on both flutes. Will switching back and forth mess-up my embochure? I'm really working on my sound quality and sometimes I sound better on one than the other (ugh!!) 2. My Pearl is a 10K med wall that the TJ is a heavy wall, does that create problems practicing from one to the other? Thanks. I look forward to your response.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on March 16, 2017 @10:41 am PST
Dear Karlon, thank you for your question and sorry for not having a reply from Jaimie in the past month or so. We are actually going to close all her video comment sections today, because she won't probably able to reply to any more questions from now on.

I'd suggest to post your questions to Florence Estrin who I am sure will be happy to answer you, at any time:


Thank you for your understanding and for following us!
Martin Pilkington on February 17, 2017 @1:40 am PST
Hello Jaimie,

Could you explain to me in good detail, what the difference between an Upbeat and a Downbeat is and how they are illustrated on a music sheet?


Martin Pilkington
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on February 17, 2017 @7:02 am PST
Hi Martin and thank you for your question. I am not sure if Jaimie is going to answer your question, but being a "general music" question, I'll try to answer it for you.

The downbeat is usually the first beat of the bar, whereas the upbeat is the last beat before the new bar and before the downbeat.

For a more extensive explanation of beats, I'd recommend reading through this Wikipedia article:


I hope this helps!
L on January 4, 2017 @3:14 pm PST
Hi Jaimie,
Thank you for your videos! They are very informative. I was wondering if I could suggest a future video? I would really appreciate it if you were to make a video on how to approach the Handel Flute Sonata in F Major, particularly the fourth movement Giga. I am performing this for a competition and I would really like to hear what you think about it. Thanks!
Nuno Borges on November 8, 2016 @4:29 am PST
Hi Jamie.
Nuno from Portugal. Just saw your vĂ­deo regarding Flute posture.
Any tips for playing sit?
stev on September 27, 2016 @10:53 am PST
hi jaimie,
this reminds me of a fish called a carp it as a great big mouth that
hoovers the bottom of lakes for food,
your vid is a great visual aid ..i got it first time..
keep up the vids all the best...stev,
AnneMarie * VSM MEMBER * on August 7, 2016 @8:55 am PST
Thank you very much for your great videos and suggestions. I am happy you include beautiful pieces,, played tenderly in largo or piano. Those are my favorite. What is the inner mood of the flutist when playing various pieces? Every video is very inspiring and helpful.You have a lovely presence.
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