August 21, 2009 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #668357
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)August 21, 2009 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm #668358noitallmrParticipant
Sorry xx…did you edit your comment?August 21, 2009 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #668359
noAugust 21, 2009 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #668360
does anyone know anything more about clarinets? I was told that they can ruin the teeth. Anyone?August 21, 2009 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #668362
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…August 21, 2009 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #668363
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..August 21, 2009 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #668364YW Moderator-80Member
The recorder, it’s not sophisticated, but very easy to learn, and can be beautiful and flute like.August 21, 2009 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #668365areivimzehlazehParticipant
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:August 21, 2009 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #668367
ive been following the CR for a while.. but now finally have time to post.. i like the trivia and riddle threads a lot…August 21, 2009 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #668368HidingUnderCoverMember
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…August 21, 2009 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #668369
Mod 80: I play recorder, alto and soprano, and wanted to learn something new.August 21, 2009 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #668370
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..August 21, 2009 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #668371HidingUnderCoverMember
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?August 21, 2009 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #668372
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..August 24, 2009 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #668373
what are the pitch ranges on the clarinet and flute?
also, which one is more difficult to play?August 25, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am #668374FerdParticipant
I personally play drums, professionally.
Anyone with any questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer them.August 25, 2009 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #668375noitallmrParticipant
Shikur: can you play when you are your username?August 26, 2009 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #668377
i play keaboard but i wanted to learn the guitar or sax.
How much $$ is an average saxaphone?August 26, 2009 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #668378ambushParticipant
i always wanted to learn how to play them!
my friend has a set…
you just got me re inspired to learn!August 26, 2009 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #668379August 26, 2009 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #668380
Glad to “hear” its sounding good now!August 26, 2009 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #668381squeakParticipant
Perhaps we can hear a rendition at the next CR BBQ?August 26, 2009 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #668382
So when’s the next party?August 26, 2009 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #668383squeakParticipant
I volunteer to bring classier cuisine for the grill than floor sweepings.August 26, 2009 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #668384
Great. So we have the food, the music, now we need a location. Any volunteers?August 26, 2009 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #668385AnonymousInactive
Please move this conversation to General Shmooze. And all CR parties need a proper mechitza.August 27, 2009 1:45 am at 1:45 am #668387
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 amazingAugust 27, 2009 1:51 am at 1:51 am #668388
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 meAugust 27, 2009 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #668389
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.August 28, 2009 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #668390mi keamcha yisroelMember
DONt shop on craigslist it is FULL of SCAMS and FRAUD.September 2, 2009 5:20 am at 5:20 am #668391
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 canOctober 5, 2009 6:42 am at 6:42 am #668392
I definitely think the clarinet is easier to play. But it really takes a lot of wind.October 5, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #668393pushtMember
am i the only one i play the trumpetOctober 6, 2009 12:24 am at 12:24 am #668394JosephParticipant
Yes, you are the only one.October 6, 2009 3:27 am at 3:27 am #668395
i think the keabord is the easiest and can make more money then most other instrumentsOctober 6, 2009 3:31 am at 3:31 am #668396ronrsrMember
frumpet?October 6, 2009 3:59 am at 3:59 am #668397
But it’s harder to set a keyboard up on a street corner and make money.October 6, 2009 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #668398
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 betterOctober 6, 2009 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #668399HIEParticipant
craiglist is like E’bay, but alot of scams are there and you aren’t secured.October 6, 2009 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #668400
Wouldn’t you know it?! Today I saw someone on a street corner with a keyboard. Sheesh!November 12, 2009 8:05 am at 8:05 am #668401williMember
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)November 12, 2009 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #668403
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.November 12, 2009 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #668404pushtMember
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 guitarNovember 16, 2009 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #668405komaMember
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.November 17, 2009 4:01 am at 4:01 am #668406
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.November 17, 2009 8:49 am at 8:49 am #668407
Clarinet has similar fingering to the sax (although not as similar as flute), and the embouchure is very similar.November 17, 2009 9:20 am at 9:20 am #668408williMember
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??November 17, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #668409
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.November 17, 2009 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #668410bein_hasdorimParticipant
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.November 19, 2009 3:00 am at 3:00 am #668411
willi- i started when i was 10 i was fairly good by 13-14
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