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by MrBaz
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 'K' headjoint
Replies: 4
Views: 3765

I actually played two of these headjoints at the Florida Flute Fair this last weekend. They're handcut so its going to be different for everyone. But, I personally didn't really care for them, I liked the EC a lot more than the K. It felt a bit similar to the EC when I played it, but the sound was ...
by MrBaz
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 'K' headjoint
Replies: 4
Views: 3765

Yamaha 'K' headjoint

Has anyone had the opportunity to play on this headjoint yet?
I'm just curious what everyone thinks of it compared to the EC.
by MrBaz
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Bending notes
Replies: 12
Views: 10740

Yes it is possible. I agree with you. I find the mid and lower register the easiest to bend notes.

I wish I could bend my low B enough to make it sound like a Bb. Then you could have another scale to play in 3 octaves.
by MrBaz
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Powell Vs Muramatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 17141

Re: I've noticed...

If it's not my imagination, I've also noticed differences when different people play the same instrument too. I wasn interested in the Maramatsu but heard someone play one & it sounded terrible, airy & strained to me so perhaps I made a hasty judgement call just by listening to that one person. The...
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo Out of Tune
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Have a flute smith look at it. Adjusting the headjoint cork is something you don't want to mess with.
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Essential Elements vs E Wagner foundation to flute playing
Replies: 3
Views: 5054

Work up to it. Just keep it back behind your other books for now. When you feel like a challenge, start touching on material on that book. You'll eventually get bored of your current study material and want something a little more challenging.
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: how much is a Pearl flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4339

kristalbell wrote:well i dont own a 14K gold flute i just wanted to know the price.
A used 14K Powell in excellent condition will net $20k+
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: how much is a Pearl flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4339

Because the opera is made to order [as in, they never make one before an order is placed, so as soon as you place your order, & pay a downpayment, they will start making it], you have to call Pearl about pricing. You can call Fluteworld, but they will have to contact Pearl first. [I tried to order ...
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 22215

As a performer, it is good to 'understand' the piano, but I disagree that it should be a requirement to know how to play the piano past anything other than maybe a couple semesters of classes/lessons. I know plenty of outstanding performers that know only the basics. Personally, I've played a LOT of...
by MrBaz
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure with teardrop lip?
Replies: 6
Views: 9365

I had a good friend that has your exact same problem. She learned to play with a 'crooked' embouchure. All the instructors would always tell her she was playing wrong, but THEY must have been wrong cause she was always on my tail (battling 1st and 2nd chair in school).
by MrBaz
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Who buys "SUPER-expensive" flutes?
Replies: 16
Views: 17352

According to todays market quotes: Ounces used for measuring precious metals are troy ounces (1.09711oz) Silver: $16.18/oz (99.9% pure silver - Fine Silver) Gold: $892.80/oz (this is for 24K) Platinum: $1554.00/oz Yes, there really is that big of a difference. 9K gold is 37.5% 24K gold 14K gold is 5...
by MrBaz
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Who buys "SUPER-expensive" flutes?
Replies: 16
Views: 17352

For those whose life/passion is playing the flute, they want to get the most out of their flute. Mostly gold flutes are the expensive kind. The solid gold gives a different tonal characteristics to the flute. I would LOVE to have a Nagahara Full Concert flute, but I can't afford it just now.
by MrBaz
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please check out my flute choir's website!
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

Not loading for me.
Freewebs isn't exactly the best web host, so that's probably why.
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ever been too sick to play?
Replies: 11
Views: 6277

In my Senior year in High school I was 1st chair in All-County. I came down with something nasty and had to skip a preactice RIGHT before our performance. I showed up to the performance and the conductor said he was sweating bullets hoping I would come. Then, one of the other directors told me that ...
by MrBaz
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Awsome!!! Have you seen this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

First movie: bleh

Second movie: Bleh. And what the heck is with his finger placement on the keys?