Posted by Joe S. on January 28, 2001 at 16:19:15:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Is it the tuba or the player? posted by Prefer to be Anon. on January 28, 2001 at 16:12:05:
Although those who have regularly played it can't be classified as "lazy", I can't disagree with the "title".
However (Are my cross-correlations with other instrumental disciples beginning to annoy?) in the last 10 - 15 years, "break-throughs" in flute design have made some response and intonation problems almost non-existant. Some things that were taught as part of standard flute technique are now (with the "right" flute) just not necessary. The first reaction to these improvements by flute teachers was dismay - at how things were coming "too easily" to their students. As time passed, the teachers have "gotten over it"... Why should someone spend time struggling past technical design problems, when the answer to those problems is revealed?