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by Mark
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flash Mob
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Flash Mob

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by Mark
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: New PIece: "Echoes"
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Re: New PIece: "Echoes"

welcome to the forum. :)
by Mark
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quena Embouchure
Replies: 13
Views: 15301

Re: Quena Embouchure

I seem to be currently stuck at 2.5 octaves. and the last few I am only partially covering
the thumb hole on the back. That seems to work better for me than completely open or
completely closed on the high notes.

mark
by Mark
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quena Embouchure
Replies: 13
Views: 15301

Re: Quena Embouchure

to be honest, I haven't tried the 3rd octave.. :) Not a whole lot of trouble with the first two though. It is a matter of practice, and experimentation I think. The same with the Anasazi flutes. that is where I started on rim-blown flutes. :) I will get it out and see if I can come back with pointer...
by Mark
Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt: why the dislike? And a request for advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Gemeinhardt: why the dislike? And a request for advice.

In my opinion, Gemeinhardt step-up flutes are pretty sturdy and dependable (despite some mechanical issues experienced by three of my students several years back). I just find them to be a bit limiting when a player progresses, which can often be fixed with a change of headjoint. Quite true, I was ...
by Mark
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Intermediate Flute
Replies: 8
Views: 5263

Re: Intermediate Flute

I would look into a Pearl or Armstrong for a step up flute..
but you should see what is out there that you can test drive
to see what responds best for you.
by Mark
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt: why the dislike? And a request for advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 6059

Re: Gemeinhardt: why the dislike? And a request for advice.

Currently using a Gemmy, myself, and it has done well for the most part.
That said, I am planning to upgrade to one of the Pearl models in the future as
they seem to suit me better.
My son has a Pearl 661 that is very nicely done.
by Mark
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Refreshing
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

Re: Refreshing

It is indeed an interesting set of emotions that come when you pick it up again... I laid my instruments aside for many years as I ran from who I am. Get your chops back and see what comes. I suspect you will find that performing in some capacity will dovetail nicely with making flutes. :) Congrats ...
by Mark
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27091

Re: Self Learning?

I'll have to agree that getting a teacher in the beginning would be a help to jump you past the early hurdles. After that, I think it is more a matter of what you want to do and how much time you have to do it in. Dad could play anything he put his mind to, and got payed on all of them. me.. I've st...
by Mark
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Self Learning?
Replies: 34
Views: 27091

Re: Self Learning?

fingerbun wrote: Your musical education is corrupting you. :-)
LOL
by Mark
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 3219

Re: Embouchure Improvements

glad you're making progress. :)
by Mark
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Musical Instrument Technician Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: Musical Instrument Technician Forum

only if I can remember my yahoo password.....
it's been a loooong time.. :)
by Mark
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pearl PF-661
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

I really like my son's 661. :)
by Mark
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Lower register used to be easy - now difficult???
Replies: 8
Views: 5670

what brand are ya blowin on? My son has a bundy in his stable that occasionally has the pivot screw above the left hand stack get loose, that just wreaks havoc. I mention it because one of the girls at church had the same thing happen on her flute (also a Bundy) I'd look for either a leak in the B o...