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by DivaricationOfMind
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 6674

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

I wouldn't worry the human and the relationship with organic instrument will always have a place computer generated sounds will lack the dimension of organic sounds until the line between the two is nonexistent and at that point it wouldn't even matter because they'd be synonymous and you'd have not...
by DivaricationOfMind
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Need Heavier Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

if you want to add additional weight to your current crown you can try putting a few washers through the threaded rod that keeps your crown in place. It's really interesting to experiment with this. I suggest adding them one by one until you find the ideal weight. I put some sticky tack between the ...
by DivaricationOfMind
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Denis Bouriakov - Bach, Sibelius, Saint-Saens
Replies: 0
Views: 1682

Denis Bouriakov - Bach, Sibelius, Saint-Saens

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share some news regarding my most recent music-related purchase :P I just bought Denis Bouriakov's CD from cdbaby.com and it is fantaaastic! The entire CD is of violin repertoire transcribed for flute. the track list is as follows: 1 - Concerto in D minor, op. 47. I. A...
by DivaricationOfMind
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Waterlogged Pads or ? (Shout-out for tech advice )
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

I actually had the same issue with an Altus 907E I was trialling a few weeks ago. After playing for a bit some of the condensation building up inside dripped onto the D# pad and it caused the pad to swell up and I wasn't able to play anything below low D until the pad dried and sealed again. This wa...
by DivaricationOfMind
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa PA-202...with an option for heavy-walling.
Replies: 1
Views: 2365

Miyazawa PA-202...with an option for heavy-walling.

I recently discovered that Miyazawa now offers the plated-body PA-202 with a .45mm heavy-walling. I'm really curious as to how a heavy-wall plated body feels. Has anyone tried this model with the .45mm wall? if so, how was the weight compared to medium-wall plated flutes? Did you feel additional res...
by DivaricationOfMind
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A lot of embrochure frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 9419

A much delayed response and update: so, I am still having this problem and it is really concerning me. I do take weekly flute lessons and have consulted my teacher. But, allow me to give you a little more background. I've played for about nine years now and am currently a music performance major. Up...
by DivaricationOfMind
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: A lot of embrochure frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 9419

A lot of embrochure frustration

So, I can't seem to keep my embrochure consistent. Until recently I would have what I would call "bad-embrochure days" every once in a while. During one of these spells of bad embrochure I lose fullness of sound, I lose clearness in articulation, I lose color and my lower register is basically gone....
by DivaricationOfMind
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What does "resistance" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 13546

My favorite headjoint would have to be a Miyazawa MZ-7 with Platinum Riser, which I found to be both resistant and freeblowing in the same way that Fluteguy18 described his favorite headjoints to be. It was freeblowing and extremely responsive, yet, it was able to be pushed when needed. The Miyazawa...
by DivaricationOfMind
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sonare 709
Replies: 6
Views: 4520

With a budget of $3,000 I would definitely invest in a well-rounded instrument. The Sonare has a nice headjoint, but, you can probably find a flute with a nicer headjoint and much nicer body in that price range. I’d suggest trying: -Yamaha flutes from the 500 series and up, -Haynes Classic -Sankyo E...
by DivaricationOfMind
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What does "resistance" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 13546

Now, another query in the same vein. I've seen headjoints with cutting on the outside of the edge in different styles (can't remember what it was called ... ). I have absolutely no experience with this kind of headjoint. Can anybody give me an idea/definition of what these are and how they are to b...
by DivaricationOfMind
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 36564

I have played many flutes made from different metals. I do not believe the material itself is responsible for giving the instrument a certain sound. What I do believe is that different metals will feel and respond differently to each individual person’s air stream. So, it’s not about buying a gold f...
by DivaricationOfMind
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Oh goshhh, what a conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 4289

Hey guys So, I went with the Avanti and picked it up this afternoon. The more I play on it the more I begin to sort of...understand the headjoint. I'm still having a little trouble with control. Anyone have any tips on how to expedite the embrochure's adjustment between two different headjoint? Also...
by DivaricationOfMind
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Oh goshhh, what a conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 4289

Oh goshhh, what a conundrum

Hey guys, so... I need some opinions. Right now I'm renting an inline Yamaha 381h from a local music store. The reason I’m currently renting is because I’m just not financially in a position to buy a new instrument. But, hopefully after my first year of Music Major(which I’m starting this fall) I wi...
by DivaricationOfMind
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 86027

I'd have to say my favorite flutist are, in this order: Maxence Larrieu Amy Porter Emmanuel Pahud Denis Bouriakov Maxence Larrieu's sound never ceases to move me. The texture of his tone and the control he has over his sound is to die for in my opinion :] When ever I'm looking to help someone apprec...
by DivaricationOfMind
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Yamaha 381H vs 481H
Replies: 8
Views: 19990

If possible, I'd suggest trying a japanese made 200,300 or 400 series as well as the others. I personally find a japanese machine cut CY completely outplays my indonesian made solid silver CY