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by StephenC
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New flute (cibali)
Replies: 10
Views: 9663

Re: New flute (cibali)

im thinkinga about buying a new flute music and this one caught my eye http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Quality-CIBAILI-Flute-Midnight-BLACK-and-Silver-New_W0QQitemZ110103129838QQihZ001QQcategoryZ123349QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262 ive heared mixed reviews about the brand so I wasn't sure two of m...
by StephenC
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Studio
Replies: 4
Views: 3669

Re: Flute Studio

Hello Arlee, I teach woodwinds myself, and flute music has always been my main passion. I usually receive referrals from my repair customers (I've been repairing instr :wink: for more than 25 years as well) and from band directors. Just like finding gigs, it is a good thing to "sit in" with various...
by StephenC
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute-Clarinet duets
Replies: 10
Views: 7278

Re: Flute-Clarinet duets

I know a couple of clarinetists (is that what you call them?) who want to get together and play duets. I'm having some trouble finding music for us to play. Flute-oboe duets seem to be a lot more common. Can standard Bb clarinets play oboe music? I'm not sure about how other instruments transpose o...
by StephenC
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: No progress on higher register - is it the flute or is it me
Replies: 7
Views: 6621

Re: No progress on higher register - is it the flute or is i

Thanks for the suggestions for the higher register. I have recently tried a different flute music and found that the higher notes are easier to play. I was playing a Gemeinhardt 2SH. I am now trying a Yamaha YFL221 and find that it is also lighter. I am considering buying it (just renting it now) a...
by StephenC
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Haynes "Classic" Q3
Replies: 2
Views: 2908

Re: Haynes "Classic" Q3

Hi, I do not own this flute but I have played it several times! I just love it!!!!!! I think they did such a nice job. My local music store is selling one with a gold risor and a c trill key for 4800. I think that is a great price! I can honestly tell you that the more I play that flute the more I ...
by StephenC
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Clarinet people? Quick question...
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Re: Clarinet people? Quick question...

Sorry to post a clarinet question here, but I know some of you are multi-instrument musicians, and I didn't want to have to find and join a clarinet forum for one question. I am looking to get my mom a basic clarinet lessons to play with. She played in high school and wants to get back into playing...
by StephenC
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Tom Green Flutes
Replies: 12
Views: 9576

Re: Tom Green Flutes

Hi, if you would like to hear what they sound like, here is what you can do. Go to http://www.youtube.com, and search for tom green flute music . Or, you can search for the youtube user hookedonflute. She is very good. I am glad you wrote this question. I will be in the markit for a new flute and w...
by StephenC
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mateki flute
Replies: 8
Views: 8347

Re: Mateki flute

The Mateki's are fine flutes. I have a couple repair customers that own them and love them. Construction is good and playability preference belongs specifically to the person playing it. It does not necessarily transfer to any other player. This brings me to a pet peeve of mine. Please separate a g...
by StephenC
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute vs clarinet lets compare
Replies: 11
Views: 25659

Re: Flute vs clarinet lets compare

Well I've been playing the clarinet lessons for 10 months, not a long time, and the flute for about 2 months now. One thing I have found is that the flute is a lot less problematic. Or is this just my imagination. It seems like everytime I play either of my two Yamaha 450 clarinets I have some sort...
by StephenC
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Heavy or Thick Wall Flues
Replies: 10
Views: 16682

Re:

The C# trill is an extremely useful addition, and generally heavy walls are associated with a darker sound. However, I've played plenty of bright heavy wall flute music and plenty of dark standard wall instruments, so I don't believe this really holds up. The main difference that I do believe exist...
by StephenC
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mateki flute
Replies: 8
Views: 8347

Re: Mateki flute

Hi, I know this post came up some time ago. However, I tried a Mateki 5 at my flute music lesson on Monday and thought I would share my thoughts. The Mateki was solid silver with drawn tone holes. This was the only Mateki flute I have ever played. Having said that, I must confess that I hated it! T...
by StephenC
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Playing+Beatboxing=Musical Nirvana
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Flute Playing+Beatboxing=Musical Nirvana

Hey guys I saw this performance the other day and I was blown away. This guy is one of the most talented and badass flute music players I've ever heard. Check this out: http://www.1take.tv/?p=1080 This whole website is pretty sweet, you can check it out here: http://blip.tv/1taketv ^ Wow, that's a ...
by StephenC
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: artley e flat flute
Replies: 8
Views: 4608

Re: artley e flat flute

I have an Artley e flat soprano flute music ... My question is as follow; does anyone know the proper distance from the Head Joint cork plate to the middle of the embrochure hole? Also the plate is not smooth the metal seems to be corroded does that have a detrimental effect. Thanks...Joe B...ya ou...
by StephenC
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 1st time going to band camp - suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 2955

Re: 1st time going to band camp - suggestions?

Hello everyone! Sunday I am leaving for a 2-week band camp and I was hoping that some of you could share your experiences/advice so that I can get the most out of it. I've heard lots of rave reviews about this camp, my flute lessons teacher is teaching one of the master classes there, and she think...
by StephenC
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college)
Replies: 8
Views: 5990

Re: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college

In the fall I will be a Music Ed major. Even though I'm the best in my school, I know that there are so many other flute players at different schools who are better than me. I met some over the summer and heard many during my audition process. I feel like I have so many flaws with my flute playing,...