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« Reply #20 on: Dec 27, 2017, 07:27AM »

Every choir director I've ever had has railed against the "American R."  They want it left out.  We'll drive too fah not too far. 

When we lived in Germany we were told no American would ever match the German R pronunciation, we should just skip R's in any word and it would sound fine. 

"Oh" is a diphthong too. 

You mean "oh" contains a diphthong.
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 27, 2017, 07:47AM »

You mean "oh" contains a diphthong.


On which you could stub your "toe." 

There are an infinite number of shadings between vowels, as Anna Marie Haefele so ably demonstrates. 
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« Reply #22 on: Dec 27, 2017, 02:57PM »

So i guess that its a yes for using toe/tar/tee (given the aussie accent).
What about the mp. I get the impression that it is a suttle difference at best, or am i too inexperienced to hear it ?.
And cracking notes ???

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« Reply #23 on: Dec 27, 2017, 03:37PM »

So i guess that its a yes for using toe/tar/tee (given the aussie accent).
What about the mp. I get the impression that it is a suttle difference at best, or am i too inexperienced to hear it ?.
And cracking notes ???



At some point you will discover there is a difference in the response of the two mouthpieces.  If you can't tell the difference, don't sweat it.  Keep working on your technique and sonority.
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 27, 2017, 06:45PM »

Depending on the brand of the mouthpieces you have, it's possible the only difference is the number stamped on them.
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 29, 2017, 04:57PM »

Hey all. Just a few question you'all may be able to help with.

1) i have a 12c and a 6.5al mp, both in metal and plastic. (4 in all)
I can't really tell any difference between them. Is it that big a deal at my stage
(4 months playing) or should i forget about it for now ?

2) At the moment for low notes i say "toe", mids i say "tar", and highs i say "tee".
It seems to work. Am i on the right track ?

3) I still occasionally 'crack' the start of a note. Is the solution time/practice,
or is there a technique i should know ?

Thanks for any advice.
Laurie


1. At your stage I would advice to pick one and play it for some time to make a ground for further development.
2. I think you are on the right track!
3. The start of note is essential in how to make music and styles in music. Its about articulation. There is so many methods. In and out breath should be in one movement. Use a metronome when practice start of notes. Try start notes without tongue and then add it. Play melodies where you only think about music and making a good sound. Sometimes when when you only think about one problem like start of a note, everything will go wrong. Think music even on long notes.

It will come  Good!

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« Reply #26 on: Jan 09, 2018, 10:31AM »

Agree that joining an ensemble is a great idea.

Though many disagree with me, I donít see getting a teacher to be of primal importance.  I think practicing is.  Great thing about a teacher is that they shorten the learning curve.  Problem with a teacher is that they can snuff out enjoyment of the instrument. 

When it comes to music, I do what I enjoy....as I am not a student and have a full work life not related to music.  If music were my profession, I would probably have a teacher.  If I were a music student with aspirations, I would likely have a teacher.


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