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by Buttercup
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this true?
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Don't waste your money on cheap instruments. It is false economy. Save up until you can afford a reliable instrument and it will pay you back.
by Buttercup
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: tapping foot while playing...
Replies: 10
Views: 5372

Cripes, your teacher wants you to LEARN tapping your foot? Are you having problems with rhythm or something? Normally I would not advise foot-tapping, it is a really unreliable way to keep time and if it becomes a habit then can become an annoyance for the audience and your band/orchestra-mates!!
by Buttercup
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Hi! The best tip I can give you is get a good teacher and keep enjoying the flute :D Also- if you're looking for tips or advice on fluting, I strongly recommend you join the FLUTE mailing list, find info on it at www.larrykrantz.com. Even if you just want to lurk, or search the archives, it's worth ...
by Buttercup
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 26386

I'm not looking for an argument. You posted your opinion, I posted mine.
by Buttercup
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LOUSY SERVICE ###
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

I would advise you however to choose your words carefully when speaking about professional people and establishments who work hard to gain a good reputation for their services. I said this because I know how hard these people work to establish a client base, and because I know that a couple of ill-...
by Buttercup
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 26386

Actually, it's quite easy to go wrong buying a Mura or any other brand of instrument if it doesn't suit you, as we've noted several times in this thread. My humble opinion is, if someone has their heart set on a Muramatsu and has the money to spare, Muramatsus are well-made and reliable instruments...
by Buttercup
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 58637

1) What group do you play for? A Wind Orchestra and a flute ensemble 2) What kind of flute do you play? An old solid silver muramatsu with a John Webb head (and a Yamaha 62 piccolo) 3)What is your dream flute? I'd like to try some more flutes before committing to that- but I'm pretty happy with the ...
by Buttercup
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LOUSY SERVICE ###
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

I can't of course speak for the work which was done on your flute. I would advise you however to choose your words carefully when speaking about professional people and establishments who work hard to gain a good reputation for their services. I am not saying that sub-standard work was not carried o...
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: DOH!!! Flute Stupidity Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 9111

DOH!!! Flute Stupidity Thread

Hiya guys. I want to hear your flute-related "DOH!!!!" moments. I'll start off with a couple- Last week in band, it took me twenty minutes to figure out that my picc wasn't working because I'd left the padsaver in.... A couple of years ago, I was playing with a piano that was so flat I was pulled ou...
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 26386

I hate to make sweeping generalisations, but I will anyway!

If you have the money to spare, you can't go wrong with a Muramatsu- however not everyone is suited to playing open-holed so defo try it on for size before buying
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!
Replies: 13
Views: 10425

Hey guys. I know this is an old thread but I thought i'd post an update on how my flute and I are getting along a couple of months on :-D It's just gorgeous. The Webb is sumptuous in all ranges and it flatters my playing unbelievably. Yes- it took me a while to figure out how to get the best out of ...
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: YouTube Piccolo Player
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

That is absolutely stunning. Did you ever hear such a full, gorgeous sound coming from a piccolo, from a player so young? It's beautiful. It's great to see the picc being used as an instrument in a recital setting too. Wow.
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute to picc
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

When I first took up the piccolo I found it terribly hard to switch back and forth from flute to picc. After playing picc I found my flute embouchure was shot to pieces, I would try and play high notes and just blow raspberries :-) This was mainly because my embouchure was too tense when I played th...
by Buttercup
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha flutes
Replies: 16
Views: 15763

I had Yamaha flutes all my student life and had no problems with them. They are hard-wearing and reliable, I have nothing bad to say about them. Best thing is to talk to a repair person- they see the unreliable flutes more often than the good ones
by Buttercup
Wed May 23, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!
Replies: 13
Views: 10425

First impressions... not what I was building myself up for, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Webb headjoint is totally different from my current one (Oxley). The upper registers respond far more easily, it's easier to tongue and double tongue but the low register is not as full and rich a...