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by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: couple of Q's
Replies: 9
Views: 7555

One more thing...

I just remembered that Burt's Bees lip balm is also very good for seriously dry lips.
by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: couple of Q's
Replies: 9
Views: 7555

Turbulence due to dryness...

Dry lips or a dry mouth and/or dry throat can definitely cause turbulence and effect your sound. I have asthma and take meds that make my throat & mouth really dry -- parched sometimes. Vitamin C lozenges help a lot with this. A really good product for seriously dry lips is called Herpecin L. It was...
by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Have found a Yamaha
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

"Needs service" is certainly a statement that could mean anything. I would find out in more detail just what it really does need. Phineas is right. They are good flutes, but if you look around you might be able to get a new one for the same or for less than it would cost to service this flute, depen...
by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 59407

Hey you all!

1) I used to play saxophone and flute in the marching band and in the concert band when I was in public school and college. Now I play alone or with friends -- the flute dogs, not professionally though -- just for relaxation. Professionally, I am a vet tech. I don't want to make my music into WORK b...
by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this true?
Replies: 7
Views: 4284

Piccolos too.

I purchased a BandNow! piccolo from wwbw.com and it turned out to be a pretty good instrument. They had them on a closeout sale. I thought I would buy a cheaper one to see if I could even play it since I have migraine headaches. Everyone told me that they are harder to play. But I didn't really find...
by flutedogs561
Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this true?
Replies: 7
Views: 4284

Symphony flute...It depends.

These inexpensive musical instruments can vary widely in quality even within the same brand. I purchased a Cecilio alto saxophone and it plays well but the laquer chips off very easily. I purchased a selman tenor sax and it plays passably. But I tried one of these no-name brand flutes on eBay and ha...