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by damjan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Dealers
Replies: 4
Views: 4843

Try: http://www.oguraflute.com/contact.htm Shozo Ogura is the owner and used to be a chief repair person for Muramatsu flutes (he really is an excellent flute technician). He repairs all flutes but also sells Muramatsu, Sankyo, and others in the store. Not the cheapest place but you will have a plac...
by damjan
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: JS Bach Sonatas & more!
Replies: 6
Views: 6222

For the Partita in A minor, try the Emmanuel Pahud version on an EMI Classics CD called "Bach". Just do a search for "Emmanuel Pahud Bach". The recording is truly amazing and more musical and easier to comprehend than the Rampal one (and also much slower). When you push the C key on your footjoint, ...
by damjan
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: B foot or C foot
Replies: 5
Views: 4629

B foot would be my choice for several reasons:

- the harder and more advanced the repertoire gets, more of a chance you will have to use the low B, as it is a standard note in flute repertoire
- in my oppinion, the extra length of the tube makes the other notes sound better and more resonant
by damjan
Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Important ear-plugs question.
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Hi Mai, This will depend on many things, first being the quality of the earplugs. The cheaper ones will cut the overtones so you won't be able to fully hear your sound if you have them in. The more expensive earplugs claim to simply reduce the volume equally across the frequency spectrum, but I have...
by damjan
Mon May 17, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: flat
Replies: 2
Views: 3561

flat

There are several factors influencing flute intonation. Most flutes are tuned to 440 or 442 but it all depends upon how far the cork is inside your headjoint. This can be adjusted and it influences pitch. More importantly, pitch has to do with how you position your lips and how you blow and conseque...
by damjan
Mon May 17, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: chromatic tuner
Replies: 3
Views: 3600

chromatic tuner

You should tune to the A in the middle register. Most of the notes on the flute are slightly out of tune so you need to make adjustments. Where you adjust is with your lips, not by moving the headjoint or rolling the flute. If it is sharp, blow a bit more into the flute and if it is flat blow a bit ...
by damjan
Sat May 15, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Lesson...
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Flute Lesson...

It should mean that you need to feel the first beat
stronger than the rest. Then, it is almost as if that was the only beat divided
in 3. Hopefully this helps.
by damjan
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo Flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 10150

Sankyo Flutes

I play a Sankyo Silversonic model (Artist that Emily has is better, though). It is a really great flute, with good intonation and a good mechanism. I bought it used for $3000 but this model runs for about $4000. It has a winglip headjoint. If I could pick (had some extra money), I would not get a wi...
by damjan
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Posture
Replies: 16
Views: 13429

Posture

If the flute is slightly tilted down, that is fine, too. I prefer that position as it is much more comfortable to play. Not very many people will hold it completely parallel to the ground at it is most often just a discipline excercise on teachers part. The important thing is that if you slightly ti...
by damjan
Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Switch to an offset G?
Replies: 19
Views: 14946

Switch to an offset G?

I am not sure I would agree with offset necessarily being better. I like that position of inline and even when I was still playing offset G, my middle and index fingers were going over the keys, so inline is more comfortable for me. A mistake that people usually make is not breaking the left wrist e...
by damjan
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Any people like me out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 3677

Any people like me out there?

I started as a bass player (mainly Funk
and Rock) and after about 5-6 years of playing it completely switched to flute
(Classical, Latin, Jazz). It is simply a different voice - the flute simply
feels most natural for me personallt when I try to express something through
music.
by damjan
Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14052

3rd Octave blues

I don't think you need a split E mechanism. I also do not think there are any significant disadvantages (the sound of E might be slightly different but it is a matter of preference) in case you do decide to get it to facilitate high E. As far as getting a flute - it all depends on how much you are w...
by damjan
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave blues
Replies: 18
Views: 14052

3rd Octave blues

- High notes do require a lot of practice - They do not require more "force", actually quite the contrary, you need to relax more while you play them compared to the middle register and lower registers. - The air moves faster in higher notes and your lips come closer to the outer wall (eseentially, ...
by damjan
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Octave Change / Learning at Home
Replies: 9
Views: 5940

Octave Change / Learning at Home

I would definitely recommend getting lessons. However well you manage to instruct yourself, it is almost inevitable that you will develop some habits which might not be optimal for your flute playing. A teacher can help you with that. However, when you choose a teacher, make sure it is a good one (r...
by damjan
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: minor scales
Replies: 6
Views: 5494

minor scales

Take a look at this post by Courtney: Flute General »»
Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics » IMEA audition She nicely explained
about minor scales. -- Damjan, Fluteland.com Teacher