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by Baz
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 79557

Tsk, tsk... Don't start moanin' at me... I ain't your mother. The remark was meant to be (slightly) tongue in cheek and I presumed (mistake!) that most people would take it in that spirit. I admit my sense of humour may take a bit of getting used to, but I really can't see why you felt the need to s...
by Baz
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 79557

Amir - Welcome to the forum! Since no one's yet responded, the best thing would be to check out Amazon or your fave music store's website. That will give you the best idea in the shortest time. ...and while I'm here, I'm going to add a very emphatic vote for Peter-Lukas Graf (see pic on left). Two v...
by Baz
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: is this normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 9337

World class players dedicate their lives to playing/practising. So, take a DEEP breath, pull up your pants, and try to be cool. Yes, it's 'frusterating' (great word!) but if it was easy everyone would be doin' it. Anytime I'm frustrated I just remind myself to do deeper into the music, a little furt...
by Baz
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Chapped lips and air flow
Replies: 11
Views: 11042

For all you guys with sore, chapped or otherwise nasty and peeling pink bits, try this (also available in the UK through justflutes) www.chopsaver.com From the website... What is ChopSaver? ChopSaver is a lip balm. But to say ChopSaver is “just another lip balm” is like saying a Ferrari is “just ano...
by Baz
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok, so I got inspired...
Replies: 23
Views: 11385

Wha..? You got a TWIN sister? And she just got married?? Well, ain't that a kick in the head. Talk about life's a * and then you die... Ahem... still, as far as cleaning goes, I'm trying to get to that point where my sax playing buddy can say "I don't particularly care how it looks, just how it soun...
by Baz
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok, so I got inspired...
Replies: 23
Views: 11385

Hang on, let me get my sunglasses... Hmm. Don't know which is more dazzling, you or your 'girls'! So, how do you keep them looking like that? Or is it just the lighting? The only thing I'll bring anywhere near mine is a 100% cotton cloth to wipe off fingermarks. (It's a guy flute by the way, he has ...
by Baz
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Ive wondered this for the longest time
Replies: 7
Views: 8480

Man, I've been so wrapped up woodshedding sometimes that I forget to eat! In itself hunger will not adversely affect your playing (unless it goes on for long enough and by then you'll be past caring anyway), but how can you concentrate on getting a nice tone if your stomach's rumbling and you're thi...
by Baz
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My first post
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Vandoren - If you can breathe and raise your arms to chin height, you'll do fine - so go for it! It will be challenging, but it's challenging when you're ten. I recently heard of a guy who's 82 and just starting playing tenor sax again and loving it, so by comparison you're still in kindergarten. We...
by Baz
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa MO-300RH (PA-402RH)
Replies: 8
Views: 5725

Here goes: 1 Prima Sankyo 1 Yamaha 1 Miyazawa 1 Muramatsu 1 Haynes No, I'm not going bananas. Like much else in life - cars, houses, the opposite sex, the only thing that really matters in the end is what YOU think. If you can get the sound you fall in love with from a $500 flute or a $5,000 headjoi...
by Baz
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: One for the classical buffs with huge CD collections
Replies: 15
Views: 9244

Hey Kat - Welcome, and thanks so much for your recommendation. I'll certainly try to find it. I'm quite new here, too. You'll find plenty of experts who are only too willing and generous enough to share their hard-earned knowledge - usually within a day... But everyone is learning, so now you've got...
by Baz
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: T & G exercises
Replies: 17
Views: 22116

OK - can't resist sticking my 2 cents worth in here. These exercises remind me of the hours and hours I've spent relentlessly ploughing through Hanon and Czerny on the piano. The schools of thought are equally divided into two camps and debate the issue with equal venom. The first swears by them, th...
by Baz
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: One for the classical buffs with huge CD collections
Replies: 15
Views: 9244

Spellbinding flute playing of the first order

Well, thanks to all for your recommendations and I'll certainly check them all out. However, I've just this morning received a CD with THE most awesome playing I've ever heard. No kidding. And I don't make that distinction lightly. In fact, I'm just done listening to the Bach sonata for the third ti...
by Baz
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: One for the classical buffs with huge CD collections
Replies: 15
Views: 9244

PS...

Compilations would be great!

And thanks to all...
by Baz
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: One for the classical buffs with huge CD collections
Replies: 15
Views: 9244

One for the classical buffs with huge CD collections

Although jazz is my main focus, I'd like to get an overview of the standard classical repertoire. So I'd appreciate any recommendations for ideally IN PRINT classical recordings - with a few provisos... Especially solo (unaccompanied) flute NO concertos NO trios, quartets, or ensemble pieces Prefera...
by Baz
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tuning and playing in tune
Replies: 15
Views: 12975

1/2 to 3/4 inch is ridiculous. I've spent a while testing this and based on my own experiments with my chromatic tuner and following flutepicc06's advice, it seems that about 2mm is all that's required for my Yamaha to be in tune with itself and where A=442. Pushing the headjoint all the way in woul...