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by gerardo1000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Baroque flute players, please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: Baroque flute players, please help me!

I do cover the holes properly, also the proof is that I get a weak sound even when I play a note that requires only the first two or three holes to be covered. I believe it is a matter of embouchure. My standard C flute embouchure just does not work with this baroque flute,, and I'd like to get some...
by gerardo1000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Need tips to improve my baroque flute embouchure.
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

Need tips to improve my baroque flute embouchure.

My usual C flute embouchure does not work with my new Aulos Stanesby Junior baroque flute. The sound that I get is weak, not full, with no color. While I was in the store to purchase the flute, the guy played it for me and he was able to get a warm full sound. Unfortunately the place is over one hun...
by gerardo1000
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Baroque flute players, please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Baroque flute players, please help me!

A few days ago I purchased a beautiful brand new Aulos Stanesby Junior baroque flute, tuned to 415. Although this instrument is not hand made, it got very good reviews. Now here is my problem: I am a 67 yrs old flute student, and although I cannor call myself an accomplished flute player, I never ha...
by gerardo1000
Fri May 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !

Yesterday I stopped by Flute World which is a 30 minutes drive from my home, and tested a brand new Pearl and a brand new Dean Jang (both student flutes models). With the Pearl flute I had exactly the same issue that I have with my Gemeinhardt: difficulty in playing the last couple of low notes. Wit...
by gerardo1000
Sat May 12, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !

Hi! I just purchased a pre-owned Gemeinhardt alto flute, completely serviced and re-padded. When I try to play the lowest notes, especially the last couple, G and G#,I go to the higher octave. I mean: I have problems in keeping the lowest octave. And the few times that I manage to play them without ...
by gerardo1000
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt

I have the opportunity to buy for $ 600.00 a vintage Gemeinhardt M3 S solid silver head joint and body, open holes, completely overhauled and brought to new condition buy a retired Gemeinhardt technician. The flute looks beautiful and it is really like new. I am still at a student level and It seems...
by gerardo1000
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whatwould you choose between these two flutes ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Whatwould you choose between these two flutes ?

One is a vintage Gemeinhardt M3 S open hole all solid silver with custom J head joint, totally and perfectly overhauled and brought back to new condition by a retired Gemeinhardt tech. The other is a brand new Di Zhao dz-300 open hole silver plated flute. I can get any of these two for more or less ...
by gerardo1000
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.

Yes the flute is also on sale on E Bay. By the way my feedback is 100% positive. Thanks.
by gerardo1000
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo Tocco Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 5637

Re: Guo Tocco Plus?

I own a very nice refurbished Gemeinhardt M3S solid silver flute, and a Nuvo plastic flute that I always keep ready on a stand at home. I finally received a brand new Guo Tocco flute (the original model, with the detachable head joint but with the fixed C foot), and although I was very enthusiastic ...
by gerardo1000
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.

I purchased this very nice flute, brand new, three months ago at Eastside Music in Detroit, for my daughter, but she has not shown interest and practically the flute has been almost unused for three months. It is like new, in immaculate condition. No scuffs, scratches, dents, dings, never being drop...
by gerardo1000
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: For sale: New Yamaha 221 flute.
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

For sale: New Yamaha 221 flute.

I hope that it is allowed to post a "for sale" ad ? I am selling a brand new Yamaha 221 flute that I personally purchased JUST 3 WEEKS AGO at Flute World, one of the most respectable stores in Michigan and in the United States, and played less than 2 hours. I am 57 years old and I am currently study...
by gerardo1000
Fri May 15, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Headjoint cork question...
Replies: 1
Views: 2684

Headjoint cork question...

Well... the genius who was working at the counter in the (very famous) store where I bought my new Yamaha 211 silver plated flute, insisted to show me how to move the cork inside the headjoint in order to get the perfect intonation. He took the plastic cleaning rod and forced it inside the headjoint...
by gerardo1000
Wed May 13, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver plated or nickel plated ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Silver plated or nickel plated ?

Hi. I'd like to buy my first flute and I noticed that the Gemeinhardt 2SP and the Gemeinhardt 2NP have the same price, although the first is silver plated and the second is nickel plated.
Can you give me any suggestion/recommendation ? Thanks !