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by RoseRodent
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What sort of flute is this? (wood)
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

What sort of flute is this? (wood)

So I have been researching around and about and the subtleties of wood flutes seem to be less than definite in distinguishing one from another in terms of type - if it matters! I have a flute that was given to me as a "baroque flute" so that is what I have always called it. It is non-keyed, in 3 sec...
by RoseRodent
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

In the UK you can get Yamaha - Trevor James - Pearl - Jupiter - Boosey & Hawkes / Others Yup, those are all the brands I can't afford! It's retailers rather than brands I was looking for recommendations on, though. I can't go with a standard "reputable" seller because they don't sell such "bad" flu...
by RoseRodent
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

Thanks I had a good read of all that. Forgot to mention I live in the UK, so the sellers might be substantially different. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has bought a cheap flute in the UK as to how you got on with it. Like most things flutes are dearer in the UK, so I am probably go...
by RoseRodent
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

Re: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?

RoseRodent wrote:it was then left unplayed in a damp and dusty cupboard for years on end
incidentally, not by me! :lol:
by RoseRodent
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curved head joint - any disadvantages?
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

Curved head joint - any disadvantages?

I am considering (among other things) a flute with 2 headjoint choices.Why would I do this as an adult? Well, I am disabled and holding a flute up doesn't really suit me that well any more, I have to use my arms to hold my body up if I don't wear a body harness, and being off-balance like this pulls...
by RoseRodent
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

Will a cheap flute suit my needs?

I have been researching these really cheap eBay et al flutes, and I totally understand the objections to them for the kinds of purposes that people are talking about, but I am wondering if they might be OK for what I personally need, rather than discussing them in terms of serious flute playing. A b...