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by sidekicker
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: National High School Flute Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 2261

National High School Flute Competition

Hello gang -- I'm late putting this out, but wanted to again remind all you High School flutists of the Donna Marie Haire Young Artist Competition. The deadline for entries is today. So if you have not entered this year yet, you have a few hours :-). If not, please consider competing next year. All ...
by sidekicker
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone going to NFA in Las Vegas?!
Replies: 31
Views: 10883

Re: Anyone going to NFA in Las Vegas?!

I hated missing it, CFlute; particularly Amy's performance. I have heard her play that piece before. She texted me the next morning to tell me how well it went. She really lives that piece and it is very powerful music. My mother was smiling down on her, I'm sure. We were so pleased to help make tha...
by sidekicker
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone going to NFA in Las Vegas?!
Replies: 31
Views: 10883

Re: Anyone going to NFA in Las Vegas?!

So did you all get to meet up? So sorry I was unable to come this year. I was planning to, but then work and other stuff got in the way. Will try again next year, and hopefully some of you will be there so we can have a Fluteland Board get-together. I've met Fluteguy before, and CFlutist has been a ...
by sidekicker
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NEW NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL FLUTISTS!
Replies: 0
Views: 2977

NEW NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL FLUTISTS!

Hello all -- I wasn't sure where to post this, but I wanted to get word out about a brand new national flute competition that is being put on by the Texas Flute (TFS) (http://www.texasflutesociety.org). I know that it is also being announced in various publications like Flute Talk, etc., but I wante...
by sidekicker
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: haynes flute questions
Replies: 10
Views: 10344

Re: haynes flute questions

Thanks so much for making this announcement FG. I dearly love my vintage Haynes and have been troubled for many years about what, to me at least, has been a steady decline in quality of that brand ever since the 70s when the "Deveau Scale" debuted. I was a strangely fortunate beneficiary of what tur...
by sidekicker
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: haynes flute questions
Replies: 10
Views: 10344

Re: haynes flute questions

I'm delighted you like the Haynes flutes you have tried. I own a vintage Haynes from the '60s; however, I would never buy one now because I have serious concerns regarding precisely where they are manufactured and the supposed "quality control" procedures that take place in this country (as opposed ...
by sidekicker
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Jazz/Popular Music for Two Flutes and keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1895

Jazz/Popular Music for Two Flutes and keyboard

Does anybody know of any pieces arranged for two flutes and keyboard that are in the jazz and/or popular medium? I'm really looking for some great arrangements of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Berlin, etc. Please let me know if you've run across something that I can purchase for the group I play in. We pla...
by sidekicker
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Martin Gordon Headjoints
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

Re: Martin Gordon Headjoints

I know it's a little weird for me to reply to my own post. However, I recently purchased a Martin Gordon head joint. I cannot say enough good things about it. They are truly awesome. Since Albert Cooper heads are so hard to come by these days, an excellent (and much cheaper) alternative is a Martin ...
by sidekicker
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beautiful Mint Condition Lillian Burkart Headjoint For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1145

Beautiful Mint Condition Lillian Burkart Headjoint For Sale

I have a really beautiful Lillian Burkart headjoint that I have to sell. I would never part with this head if not for the fact that I just bought another new silver head and now cannot justify keeping both. Here are the specs: Sterling silver (tube and lip plate) 14k riser M2 Style Purchased brand n...
by sidekicker
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Help decide a flute concerto for competition?
Replies: 5
Views: 9356

Re: Help decide a flute concerto for competition?

Fluteguy is correct on all counts. I totally agree with all he has said. But take a look at the Rivier. I say that because (a) the last movement is not too long, very flashy (with a very memorable tune), has several places to shine in musicianship and is very appealing to an "average" listener; (b) ...
by sidekicker
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: used flutes
Replies: 8
Views: 3470

Re: used flutes

In fact, here's a new one for $378:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 9124716001
by sidekicker
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: used flutes
Replies: 8
Views: 3470

Re: used flutes

Hi Bryan -- Not sure if you are still looking for a flute or not. But if you buy new and want a good flute for what you pay, have a look at a Jupiter 511. It is their base model and, as you probably know by now, you do get what you pay for in the way of flutes. However, I bought one of these a coupl...
by sidekicker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Help decide a flute concerto for competition?
Replies: 5
Views: 9356

Re: Help decide a flute concerto for competition?

What about the Jean Rivier Concerto? It's a terrific piece and has a very showy last movement.
Just a suggestion based on the genre you seem to prefer.

SK
by sidekicker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?
Replies: 6
Views: 6121

Re: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?

Just my opinion, but I would not choose Reinecke for something like this. It is longer and unless your judges are big fans of very late romantic Germanic flute music, in my view, it does not make for a good competition piece (and I say the same for the Ballade). Both are beautiful compositions; but ...
by sidekicker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?
Replies: 6
Views: 6121

Re: "Moderate Difficulty" Flute Concerti?

Several very nice Vivaldi concerti are out there, and they tend to show much about your playing: technique, musicianship, appropriate style, articulation, etc. I also like the Mercadante suggestions, and would add Telemann and Leclair to the mix. Telemann D major is a wonderful concerto; so is Lecla...