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by LimuHead
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play simple-system instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 10745

I love playing penny whistle and do so quite frequently.

I also have several non-keyed flutes, but I mainly stick to my Grenaditte nowadays.

Here's another endorsement for the Chiff & Fipple site. If you've never visited you should.

Oh, and welcome!
by LimuHead
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sarah Palin...."flutist"?
Replies: 15
Views: 10294

Yes, her playing is bad.

No, I don't hate her
by LimuHead
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How Can I amplify my flute?...
Replies: 10
Views: 11215

There are flute specific condensor mics that attach to the flute, but I find them to be a hassle to use. I don't like having to put on & take off the mic whenever I take out or put my flute away. Plus with a dedicated attaching flute mic you're limited performance-wise because the mic will always be...
by LimuHead
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Note recognition Scores to written F - F2 - F3 why ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6422

This type of notation is known as ABC. It was invented as an easy way to input folk melodies into the computer. There are programs that will take the notes and translate them into standard written notation: http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html Just copy and paste the ABC notation into the te...
by LimuHead
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Fast fingering in the top octave....
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Thanks!
by LimuHead
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Fast fingering in the top octave....
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

Fast fingering in the top octave....

For those of you who play with a B foot & gizmo key: Can you please share ways that you go from the top G to the top C and back quickly (like in fast arpeggios or tremolos). It is impossible to do quickly without using an alternate fingering on at least one of the notes because the Right Hand pinky ...
by LimuHead
Fri May 11, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Review of new Grenaditte Flute
Replies: 29
Views: 26481

Thanks for the responses, folks!

I'll be busy with gigs this weekend, but I'll try to record and post some sound files next week some time.


Aldon
by LimuHead
Thu May 10, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Review of new Grenaditte Flute
Replies: 29
Views: 26481

Review of new Grenaditte Flute

I've had a little over a month now to get acquainted with my new Guo Brothers Grenaditte Flute. Here are my impressions: Make/Model: Guo Brothers Grenaditte Flute (I have #53) Cost: $2000-$2600 Dealer: The only dealer in the USA is Robert Strouf of www.theflutefarm.com I bought mine on an ebay aucti...
by LimuHead
Tue May 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Irish tunes
Replies: 18
Views: 13467

Grey Larsen's "Essential Guide" has lots of good information to get you started playing Irish music. It'll get you going on the unique ornamentation used in Irish music. It also has a special section devoted to playing Irish music on the Boehm flute, which helps a lot since most Irish traditional mu...
by LimuHead
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please talk about flute choirs!
Replies: 7
Views: 4822

Please talk about flute choirs!

I recently met a flute teacher in a music store, (she came over to compliment my flute playing!). One of the things she also mentioned was that she has a student flute choir. I had never heard of one, so I googled 'flute choir', and tried to find out more. Since then I've purchased 3 flute choir alb...
by LimuHead
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 82650

My favorites, no particular order:

James Galway

Hubert Laws

Matt Malloy (Irish Flute)

Kevin Crawford (Irish Flute)

Tim Weisberg

Then there's my wife who can sight-read better than anyone I know.......but you wouldn't know her name :lol:
by LimuHead
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Replies: 24
Views: 24391

I know this is completely off topic but I love Arirang! I'm Korean myself... Cool! I'm half Korean. Arirang is the only Korean folk song most Korean kids know (at least in Hawaii where I grew up), and I'm no different. I learned it from my mother. I didn't know it had been given the classical treat...
by LimuHead
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: sheetmusic
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Thanks for the link!

There's lots of good stuff there!
by LimuHead
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How do you become a flute tech?
Replies: 5
Views: 4486

Thanks for the leads! I found a book on line by Burkart-Phelan called "The Complete Guide to Flute & Piccolo 2nd edition." It cost $35 including shipping. I should have it by next week. Here's the link: http://www.burkart.com/book/book.htm?sid=00019zx9AnYB0Y0eDE7P1i7 I'm still searching for the pamp...
by LimuHead
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How do you become a flute tech?
Replies: 5
Views: 4486

How do you become a flute tech?

Does anyone know anything about becoming a flute tech?

Are there schools or books or some certifying board or something?

I'd mainly like to be able to clean, adjust, and repad my own flutes, but I'd consider working on other people's flutes too.

So does anyone know how to get started?

Thanks!