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by andy957
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

fluteguy, I resent the tone of your post as well. I was stating my findings. Pure and simple. I am old enough and have been a musician long enough to know how to teach and how NOT to teach. I was saying that the teachers I've found don't have a plan. That's all. I've marked both of your posts as inf...
by andy957
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

If you are grading the teacher based on them not steering you in the right direction, that is unfair in my book. Learning, playing, and keeping interest is something a teacher your teacher can only do for you as a guide. You have to do the rest! Totally disagree with you. I'm paying them to guide m...
by andy957
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Do you still have your AF-900 and have any new feedback a year or so later? Please let us know. Thanks!!!! Hi Radhibillah. It's actually a sad story (well, kind of anyway). Believe it or not, I was not able to find a flute teacher in the city of Toronto who has a progressive plan of teaching, meani...
by andy957
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Path for graded studies and exercises as well as literature
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

Re: Path for graded studies and exercises as well as literat

Fox wrote:I've also been using the ABRSM requirements as a sort of guide of what I need to focus on.
Had never heard of ABRSM but Google is my friend. :)

I downloaded the Flute syllabus and will take a look at it. THANKS!!!
by andy957
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long tones as punishment
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

Re: Long tones as punishment

bvconway wrote:With all due respect to Marcel, I've always thought of long tones as a form of punishment for flutists
LMAO. :lol:
by andy957
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Path for graded studies and exercises as well as literature
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

Path for graded studies and exercises as well as literature

I am wondering if there is a guidebook or other reference resource with a list of the regular "path" of flute study, beginning with the easiest of etudes and studies to progressively more and more advanced. I am also interested in the same thing for literature. I have yet to find a teacher who knows...
by andy957
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Absolutely crazy that the first one was so off though. ....but I am very glad to hear they were able to redeem themselves and you are now enjoying your flute. :) Absolutely so. But the bottom line is that of their own volition, with no questions asked, and without having to receive the original flu...
by andy957
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

My experience with Haynes re: this flute. The first flute that was sent to me (well, to my dealer), came with a headjoint that didn't fit into the barrel without applying significant force, therefore it was defective. In addition, any notes higher than high D produced no sound whatsoever, no matter ...
by andy957
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Hrm, I have to admit I am slightly confused now. I was just looking at the Yamaha website because I was curious about the more specific specs and it is weird because they say it is sterling silver but also have silver plating listed. Yes the keys are silverplated but the head/foot/body are silver o...
by andy957
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Is the riser on your flute gold or is it also silver? If it is gold that is most likely why it feels resistant. Also this could be accounted for if you went from a "nickle" flute or even a silver plated flute to a solid silver one. Thanks, Arlee (are you feeling better, btw?) Well the previous Yama...
by andy957
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Give it time. I play tested some Amadeus flutes, and they played very well for me, all the way up to high D. For me, they had a big sound, and very focused. I wasn't pleased with the feel of the keywork, which could be just a matter of how it was set up at the store...Make sure there are no leaks. ...
by andy957
Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Re: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

Congrats on your new flute. Its always exciting to get a new instrument. :D It is going to take you some time to get use to your new flute. I know when I first got my new 14K Brannen in September, I was cracking the high F# when I did not have that problem with my Haynes. Plus the Thumb Bb was a lo...
by andy957
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 17096

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

I created a new thread here: http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6173 to only discuss the Amadeus AF-900 which I picked up today, to keep it separate from the Yamaha discussion.
by andy957
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)
Replies: 28
Views: 20419

Amadeus AF-900 (Haynes)

(I'm starting a new thread since I would just like feedback on the Amadeus that I just purchased, instead of continuing the Yamaha YFL-461 thread that I started earlier.) Picked up my AF-900 Amadeus today. The specs: Sterling silver headjoint, body and foot joint. Low B Offset G C# trill High E Faci...
by andy957
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: My Pearl "Patchwork" Flute
Replies: 14
Views: 7726

Re: My Pearl "Patchwork" Flute

I'm not budding in or offering any good advice here but just wanted to say that this thread is what makes Fluteland great. The advice and information given is worth a lot, and you guys are really terrific to be so patient and answer our questions in such detail and in such an honest fashion, based o...