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by DFlute
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 57949

I am a flute teacher and I have several intermediate kids on both Pearl and Aprenti...I love the Aprenti...yes, it's the JR Altus line. I've found that kids much like one over the other, never had a kid like both...so it's a personal choice..they are both great flutes in that price range. I am not ...
by DFlute
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Buying a new flute; Help needed.
Replies: 33
Views: 17685

flutes and playing in tune

I have discovered that although Gemeinhardts can make very beautiful music, the mechanism bends easily and makes the flutes very hard to play. I do not mean what you all think I do. It is simply my opinion that when I played a very expensive Miyazawa it was supposedly tuned to A442 although it soun...
by DFlute
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 34167

Re: Middle-aged flute player wannabees

I began to play the flute at my 59 birthday. I enjoy every moment.It isn't easy, but I'm getting better. I played the acordeon when I was 12-16. I had a dream to play the flute. Now when I'm retired,I can do what I like. So for my 59 birthday I got a flute from my husband. My best audience are my g...
by DFlute
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 34167

Re: Middle-aged flute player wannabees

I've been lurking in the background reading everyone's hints until I saw this thread....I am a first time flute player at the age of 36. I've wanted to play the flute since I was in high school but my schools band teacher would not even let me try! My husband plays the guitar(he hadn't played for 1...
by DFlute
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 18263

Re: high registers

Hi woof, I'm sure you are a fine flute player. I tried a pearl flute last week and also found the same challenge (the gaspy wisps of low c) with the low register with the light leaps through the upper register...If only we could have it both ways... DFlute- it does come with practice I can get the ...
by DFlute
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 18263

high registers

Hi woof, I'm sure you are a fine flute player. I tried a pearl flute last week and also found the same challenge (the gaspy wisps of low c) with the low register with the light leaps through the upper register...If only we could have it both ways... the high register is my mount everast (sp).. thank...
by DFlute
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute check
Replies: 9
Views: 4607

cflutist repairs in sf bay area

Hi CFlutist :) I have taken my flute, for the past 6 years, to a place in Concord called C&L Music. They are a family owned, operated, multigenerational music store and have been around for a very long, long time. Their repair tech, Randy, can be a bit gruff and (tossing my reserve to the winds) his...
by DFlute
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute check
Replies: 9
Views: 4607

ouch!

This is horrific! There must be an easier (affordable) way to have our flutes cared for?
by DFlute
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Powell Flutes
Replies: 13
Views: 10851

confumer's reports

Ok, so this wind player is trying to be punny...after reading the thread...i have elected to add my two cents... I am no genius, prodigy, or even proficient player on the flute...I am she who has more dogged determination than any god-given talent. In addition to my shortcomings in the artistry depa...
by DFlute
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: anyone own an azumi?
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

azumi ownership/testorship

I tested an azumi 2000 two weeks ago and was amazed at the response and sound quality of this model! I have a Gemein sp student model flute, which I brought with me to the testing for side by side comparison) and the azumi flute seemed to pop the notes out in the upper and lower registers so effortl...
by DFlute
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Matit carbon fibre flutes- anybody ever played one?
Replies: 6
Views: 7196

matik flute envy

Wow Stoy!
Thanks for sharing about the flute and its potential jazz capabilities. It sounds like you must have a very exciting flute teacher!!!

8)
I want a teacher with cool tootie toys too...(whining)!
by DFlute
Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 18263

Thanks for the great insights!

One thing to consider in play testing is that you may not want to play your flute for a week or so before you actually test the flutes. You want your embouchure to be adaptable to the flutes, not set on however you usually play. Gemeinhardts especially require a somewhat different embouchure from o...
by DFlute
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 18263

flute choices

What great information you all posted! And I couldn't agree more with your great advice to those looking to upgrade. I play a student flute (my second one)...and thought that I would like to upgrade to a more respectable model... The owners of the local flute supply and service store agreed to actua...
by DFlute
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Matit carbon fibre flutes- anybody ever played one?
Replies: 6
Views: 7196

I share your interest in those Euro-made carbon flutes! Those look so cool! I actually tried to send an e mail to the manufacturer (via his web site) over a year ago. Unfortunately, I do not think he understood me(language issue). I would also love to get my hands on one of those flutes! If you hear...