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by fingerbun
Fri May 27, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27029

Re: Self Learning?

I know what you're saying phineas and i agree to extent. i think the point i was trying to make was that it's hard to cross over at a top notch (professional) level. i have seen a few musicians who try to be masters at everything but these days, what we perceive as genres of musical styles are real...
by fingerbun
Sun May 15, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: used flutes
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

Re: used flutes

Hi Bryan, Not sure where you are but it will affect the price you pay. I bought an Artley off eBay for $28 reasoning that Artley had a lower resale value than other equivalents flutes, and it worked out for me. First the flute was in good condition and secondly I was also lucky that I got an older A...
by fingerbun
Thu May 12, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 33
Views: 64013

Re: newbie here

The safe option is probably Yamaha. I'm in a similar boat to you and I am learning on an old Artley, which was cheaper, but a riskier choice (you get what you pay for). It has worked out ok for me. Be wary of student level flutes that need major work, it may be cheaper to just buy a new flute. YMMV....
by fingerbun
Tue May 03, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I did it!
Replies: 17
Views: 7923

Re: I did it!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by fingerbun
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New Jazz Flute Videos!
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: New Jazz Flute Videos!

HEY!!!!!!! "SATIN DOLL IS COOL"!!!!!!!

Now "Blue Bossa" I agree with you, and surely "Girl from Ipanema" rates dishonorable mention :-)
by fingerbun
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27029

Re: Self Learning?

Agree with what you say here, and apologies for being sloppy with AMEB vs Trinity, which you said in your original post. Your point about crossing over is key. I know musicians who cross over, but I'm not sure I can think of anyone who has achieved elite status in both classical and jazz/pop/folk. T...
by fingerbun
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27029

Re: Self Learning?

Hi, my apologies Lianeandflute, no intent to offend. I'll admit a temptation to dig because you disparaged the bass guitar you stirrer you, but I don't think it informed my reply..... :-) (And by the way, bass is easy to get started on, but like any instrument you can spend a lifetime learning to pl...
by fingerbun
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27029

Re: Self Learning?

well… get a teacher!....it's not about throwing money at a problem, it's about getting guidance from someone who actually knows what they are doing and can help you learn everything properly and point out things you might not think of. there's more to music and learning and instrument then a lot of...
by fingerbun
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: General Artley Flute Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Re: General Artley Flute Question

I am a flute student who bought Artley, not a flute expert. But fwiw here's my input. Your flute was made in 1963. I think it is a student model. If you can find a model number this can be confirmed. If you wanted to sell, unfortunately Artley aren't worth a lot because they had quality problems in ...
by fingerbun
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: microphone to record music on
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Re: microphone to record music on

It depends what you call good sound quality and reasonable price. Some questions that might help work out what you need. Do you have a recording setup and you are just looking for a mic or do you need a complete recording setup? Will you have phantom power or not? (If you don't have it many micropho...
by fingerbun
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27029

Re: Self Learning?

well… get a teacher!....it's not about throwing money at a problem, it's about getting guidance from someone who actually knows what they are doing and can help you learn everything properly and point out things you might not think of. there's more to music and learning and instrument then a lot of...
by fingerbun
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Artley flute model 108-0
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

Re: Artley flute model 108-0

Hi bandgeek. I am a bass player who always wanted to learn flute, and I bought an Artley off eBay for $28, and it's proved to be a good purchase. I have played my teacher's flutes (a student Yamaha and a serious Miyazawa) and the Artley seems to be as good for my needs right now. To some extent this...
by fingerbun
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Playing with rock and just razzmatazzing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2181

Re: Playing with rock and just razzmatazzing?

I am coming from the other end (on my main instrument, bass). I have been a rock, jazz and folk player for years, working with either chord charts or nothing. I took up double bass maybe three years ago and have to work very hard at reading and "classical" technique. So suggestions.... First forget ...
by fingerbun
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Upgrading to Professional Flute
Replies: 11
Views: 14824

Re: Upgrading to Professional Flute

floridaflute I get into debates about flutes, materials, etc... None of those things really matter. That audience in most cases will not care, or notice that much of a difference in sound. The only thing they will notice is how you play. As far as "Professional" flutes are concerned. Although I hav...
by fingerbun
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: "Cereal Number"
Replies: 4
Views: 2502

Re: "Cereal Number"

Dumb question, I know, but I am still learning about all this stuff, hence why I am here. :oops:

I think of Artleys as entry level (not always true, I know but generally so). And what you have described sounds a bit major. Would such a repair be worth the cost on an entry level flute?