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  • #668357
    anonymouslysecret
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    I assume you mean price range… A good student clarinet can range from 175 to 500… Slightly more expensive than flutes… I don’t know so much about clarinets, though… I only play flute in the woodwind family… (and sax)

    #668358
    noitallmr
    Participant

    Sorry xx…did you edit your comment?

    #668359
    xx
    Member

    no

    #668360
    xx
    Member

    does anyone know anything more about clarinets? I was told that they can ruin the teeth. Anyone?

    #668362
    anonymouslysecret
    Participant

    Any woodwind instrument with a reed involves placing the mouthpiece behind your front teeth and can technically speaking move your teeth… but I don’t think you need to worry about that unless you plan on playing for hours and hours at a time… The flute happens to be the only woodwind without a reed and the mouthpiece does not even touch your mouth… it is placed underneath your bottom lip.

    I don’t think you should make a decision based on your teeth because the amount you will be playing will not do significant damage to your mouth.

    Try listening to pieces played on both and decide based on tones and what type of music you like… not based on technicalities…

    #668363
    snapplegrl
    Member

    I used to play violin- i totally recommend it for anyone who appreciates its sound and doesnt think it sounds like a “scratching blackboard” .. its known to be the hardest instrument and i dropped it because it takes many hours of practice and precision..

    #668364

    The recorder, it’s not sophisticated, but very easy to learn, and can be beautiful and flute like.

    #668365
    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    welcome! snapplegrl & xx…

    Thank you for becoming active participants in the CR! We invite you to post on all topics of interest and not to be shy 🙂 We love to hear from you

    see here:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/marketing-the-cr/page/2#post-91636

    #668367
    snapplegrl
    Member

    ive been following the CR for a while.. but now finally have time to post.. i like the trivia and riddle threads a lot…

    #668368

    I play and teach acoustic guitar. I really want to upgrade my skills professionally, perhaps classically, but I haven’t been able to find a female guitar teacher within an hour’s drive of Toronto. I’ve searched like crazy, but it seems that female guitar teachers just cease to exist…

    #668369
    xx
    Member

    Mod 80: I play recorder, alto and soprano, and wanted to learn something new.

    #668370
    snapplegrl
    Member

    hiding- technically if you teach and play you should be able to buy a dvd that teaches professional classical guitar- and thats in the comfort of your own home.. i took violin lessons every friday and just tried copying other people and watching at chasunahs..

    #668371

    I’ve been learning that way for a few years, but I need a more interacive instruction. It’s crazy that’s there’s nothing in the area. What’s the halacha about learning with a man?

    #668372
    snapplegrl
    Member

    i learned with a man teacher- obviously i didnt let him touch me, i just copied his finger placement.. u can ask your own LOR.. if you come to new york- i can try to help you find someone..

    #668373
    xx
    Member

    what are the pitch ranges on the clarinet and flute?

    also, which one is more difficult to play?

    #668374
    Ferd
    Participant

    I personally play drums, professionally.

    Anyone with any questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer them.

    #668375
    noitallmr
    Participant

    Shikur: can you play when you are your username?

    #668377
    goody613
    Member

    i play keaboard but i wanted to learn the guitar or sax.

    How much $$ is an average saxaphone?

    #668378
    ambush
    Participant

    drums!

    i always wanted to learn how to play them!

    my friend has a set…

    you just got me re inspired to learn!

    #668379
    mepal
    Member

    YAAAY AMES!!!

    *CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!*CLAP!

    #668380
    mepal
    Member

    naturally 😉

    Glad to “hear” its sounding good now!

    #668381
    squeak
    Participant

    Perhaps we can hear a rendition at the next CR BBQ?

    #668382
    mepal
    Member

    So when’s the next party?

    #668383
    squeak
    Participant

    I volunteer to bring classier cuisine for the grill than floor sweepings.

    #668384
    mepal
    Member

    Great. So we have the food, the music, now we need a location. Any volunteers?

    #668385
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Please move this conversation to General Shmooze. And all CR parties need a proper mechitza.

    #668387
    baal kishron
    Participant

    i have been playing the flute for about two years with instruction and people told me to rent in the beginning to see if i like it but in retrospect if i had taken that route i probably would have dropped it for something easier since it takes weeks of mind numbing practice just to learn how to produce a nice sound however i stuck it out and now it sounds awesome particularly enjoy playing with an accoustic guitar

    also whoever was interested in purchasing one should be constantly shecking craigs list i recently upgraded to an intermediate level flute and got a beautiful solid silver yamaha that goes for no less then 1700 for 800 and it sounds amazing

    #668388
    baal kishron
    Participant

    as a follow up i would say to take someone with you who knows about flutes if you are shopping on craigslist i brought my teacher with me

    #668389
    xx
    Member

    baal kishron-

    what is craigslist?

    what do you mean “weeks of mind numbing practice”? How much time does that translate to? (an hour a day, two hours a day…)

    Do you know anything about clarinets? As you can see from reading my earlier posts, I am debating between clarinet and flute, and I wanted to know how they rate in terms of difficulty.

    #668390

    DONt shop on craigslist it is FULL of SCAMS and FRAUD.

    #668391
    baal kishron
    Participant

    to answer your questions craigslist is a place online where ppl can post personal ads for just about anything and then you set up a meeting with them

    you should be careful of scams and fraud be very skeptical and if anything looks a tiny bit fishy then move on and like i said make sure you bring someone who is an expert in the field so they can give you an objective opinion

    as for the practice i was kind of obsessed so i would pick it up and practiced several times a day in order to speed up the process but if you put in a solid hour each day which is not too hard but you have to be dedicated for like 2 weeks should do the trick but it is different for everybody and im sure your future teacher would tell you it takes a load of patience and concentration on improving your sound or tone so you have to make a firm decision and stick with it through the frustration

    i have no experience with clarinet sorry flute was definately more than enough to keep me busy i think its a matter of preference i used to get wierd looks when i told ppl i played the flute but i just loved the sound so i stuck with it

    good luck with your decision and if you have any more questions feel free to post and il try to help you out as best i can

    #668392
    haifagirl
    Participant

    I definitely think the clarinet is easier to play. But it really takes a lot of wind.

    #668393
    pusht
    Member

    am i the only one i play the trumpet

    #668394
    Joseph
    Participant

    Yes, you are the only one.

    #668395
    goody613
    Member

    i think the keabord is the easiest and can make more money then most other instruments

    #668396
    ronrsr
    Member

    frumpet?

    #668397
    haifagirl
    Participant

    But it’s harder to set a keyboard up on a street corner and make money.

    #668398
    goody613
    Member

    you don’t make much money like that, at any bar mitzva or sheva brochos thats hat they’ll pick, if you are in a band then other instruments r better

    #668399
    HIE
    Participant

    craiglist is like E’bay, but alot of scams are there and you aren’t secured.

    #668400
    haifagirl
    Participant

    Wouldn’t you know it?! Today I saw someone on a street corner with a keyboard. Sheesh!

    #668401
    willi
    Member

    For those of you who play the keyboard, how long did it take you to become fairly good?

    (not necessarily professional but comfortable enough to perform for the public, at least informally)

    #668403
    haifagirl
    Participant

    If by keyboard you mean piano, I would say about 5 years, but that’s going back a long time, so my memory might be a little off.

    #668404
    pusht
    Member

    Why does every body (in other threads ) complain that jewish music isnt very jewish if the only instruments people play are the drum and the electic guitar

    #668405
    koma
    Member

    Was trained as youngster in violin. I left it after many years, and when I tried to go back, after many more years, I found my workman’s musculature made it uncomfortable. (and mid-life wrist tendonitis!). Not wanting to be musically mute, I am mostly self taught on alto sax. I have ideas of trading up (down?) to a soprano, flute or piccolo, and also looking for a nice wooden alto recorder. Nothing special about me, I just like to do old nigunim and some really special nusach pieces. Its much easier to get some regeh out of wind than out of strings.

    #668406
    anonymouslysecret
    Participant

    koma: I love the sax! If you want to trade up for another instrument, I would suggest the flute. The piccolo is pretty limited in terms of types of music it is best for… Also, the flute is pretty similar in fingering and slightly similar in mood/tone. I was able to learn saxaphone very easily and pretty quickly after I had the flute down pat.

    #668407
    haifagirl
    Participant

    Clarinet has similar fingering to the sax (although not as similar as flute), and the embouchure is very similar.

    #668408
    willi
    Member

    1.any tips to motivate oneself to practice playing an instrument?

    I took piano and guitar and started enthusiastically with both but quickly lost patience to practice… I love music & I’m thinking of going for voice/singing but I’m afraid history will repeat itself. so…

    2.Anybody here professionally trained in voice??

    #668409
    haifagirl
    Participant

    It’s much easier to practice singing. While it helps if you have a piano nearby, it isn’t totally necessary. I always found it much easier to practice for my voice lessons. Even now, if I don’t have a recital coming up, it’s sometimes hard for me to get motivated to practice the piano.

    #668410
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    I play the piano, im also play some acoustic guitar. I compose songs, but more as a hobby than for profit. Oh I also sing. music is a very important part of my life.

    I cannot imagine being without it.

    #668411
    goody613
    Member

    willi- i started when i was 10 i was fairly good by 13-14

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