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by sinebar
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Chinese Piccolos on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Re: Chinese Piccolos on Ebay

Zevang wrote:Don't be tempted by how they look. You may end up with something useless...

I know. That's one of the reasons I didn't buy one. Some Chinese stuff is really good but some of it is really junk. You never can tell.
by sinebar
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Chinese Piccolos on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Chinese Piccolos on Ebay

I'm waiting for my Yamaha YPC-62 piccolo that I purchased new in the box on ebay to arrive but while I was looking through the ebay auctions I saw a lot of Chinese piccolos that look pretty darn good. I was tempted to buy one until I got a deal on the YPC-62. Has anyone purchased any of those Chines...
by sinebar
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Making a flute
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Making a flute

Just as stated in the topic I'm making a modern "C" flute. I'm making it from brass. For now though I'm creating a 3D CAD model of a name brand flute via reverse engineering. However the flute I'm using has drawn tone holes but the one I'm going to make I would like to have soldered on tone holes li...
by sinebar
Sun May 27, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silver tubing source
Replies: 2
Views: 2323

Silver tubing source

Does anyone know where flute manufactures get silver tubing to make their flutes?
by sinebar
Mon May 14, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: A question about selling my Yamaha 381
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

A question about selling my Yamaha 381

Are we allowed to post flutes for sale? I have a Yamaha 381 with "B" foot for sale.
by sinebar
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute etudes book?
Replies: 5
Views: 6739

it all depends at which level you're at... Beginner : you could go with Gariboldi's Etudes mignonnes 0p.131 or Moyse's 24 petites études mélodiques avec variations (faciles). Intermediate : Berbiguier's Eighteen Exercices or Etudes for the flute or Cavally's Melodious and progressive Studies Book 1...
by sinebar
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practice books progress too fast
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Practice books progress too fast

Why do all practice books start out at a low level and then in a very short time, that is, in just a few pages get progressivly more advanced? They go from beginner level to advanced in just a few pages. I don't know about anyone else but I am not a flute prodigy so I can't get to advanced level aft...
by sinebar
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute etudes book?
Replies: 5
Views: 6739

it all depends at which level you're at... Beginner : you could go with Gariboldi's Etudes mignonnes 0p.131 or Moyse's 24 petites études mélodiques avec variations (faciles). Intermediate : Berbiguier's Eighteen Exercices or Etudes for the flute or Cavally's Melodious and progressive Studies Book 1...
by sinebar
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute etudes book?
Replies: 5
Views: 6739

Flute etudes book?

Can someone recomend a good book with short etudes? The book I have is by Mary Clardy and the etudes kind of go on and on for 2 pages. It gets a little monotonous.
by sinebar
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Practicing long tones, how many beats and speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Practicing long tones, how many beats and speed?

I have a daily routine of playing chromatic scales to improve my high and low note tone. I have often wondered how many beats should I play each note in the scale and at what tempo. Also how many times should I repete each note. If someone could answer this that would a great help.
by sinebar
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Embouchure
Replies: 14
Views: 9531

Jennifer Cluff and Nina Perlove and both very well respected teachers. Maybe not your style but then again.....Galway isn't my syle. It's all up to personal opinion. To me Galway's tone is too pinched and he plays ever style of music the same with no tone color changes. I'm not a fan of his vibrato...
by sinebar
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Embouchure
Replies: 14
Views: 9531

I was doing some research on youtube. Someone posted a video of Sir James Galway teaching a seminar. He was against using the "smiling" embouchure. Which I thought was an interesting idea. I haven't tried it yet though. Mabe Galway uses that emouchure because it works best for him but it may not wo...
by sinebar
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Testiment to the quality and durability of Yamaha flutes
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

Testiment to the quality and durability of Yamaha flutes

I did somthing stupid today. I accidently left my Yamaha 381 in the car for 12 hours in the 98 degree Louisiana heat. I thought for sure the pads would be trash when I got back to town but after I got it home and let it cool off it plays fine and the pads don't look like they sustained any damage. I...
by sinebar
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute left in car
Replies: 2
Views: 3757

flute left in car

So what kind of damage will occur?
by sinebar
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: New YPC-62 piccolo
Replies: 5
Views: 5523

New YPC-62 piccolo

I just got a new YPC-62 piccolo that I will probably use to play mostly Irish Trad. As far as I know most Irish and Scottish trad doesn't get very high on the scale. So I have heard some comments here about the YPC-62 not playing in tune in the upper register. How well then does it play in the lower...