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by krichards
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: cleaning and care for wood piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 2482

cleaning and care for wood piccolo

Hi - does anyone have any tips for cleaning and caring for a grenadilla wood piccolo?
by krichards
Tue May 04, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Online Music Stores
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Online Music Stores

Here are a few sites to get you started:
www.encoremusic.com www.fluteworld.com www.music123.com www.flutespot.com I
haven't actually dealt with any of them...I've only checked out their
websites.
by krichards
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 33356

Middle-aged flute player wannabees

Good for you Kuka! You're never too old to try something new. In his retirement, I'm trying to get my Dad to take up his accordion again. The problem, as he puts it, is that his accordion has put on weight since he was a young man with stronger arms and back! Hmmm...maybe I should teach him how to p...
by krichards
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Middle-aged flute player wannabees
Replies: 61
Views: 33356

Middle-aged flute player wannabees

Weird - this posted twice - just
removing the duplication.
by krichards
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: sticky pads!
Replies: 11
Views: 7215

sticky pads!

The idea with the cigarette paper is to dry the pads and remove any dirt/oil that may have accumulated. I'm not sure about the dollar bill idea...unless it's a nice, crisp new one, it would likely add more dirt than it removes. Most music stores also sell papers specifically for this purpose...I use...
by krichards
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Do you practice sitting or standing ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5401

Do you practice sitting or standing ?

[quote] ---------------- I practice standing but of course one of the reasons is because my chair is piled with clothes! ---------------- [/quote] Ha! There's an honest answer for ya! [:p] 95% of the time, I stand while playing as I find it gives me better air support. However, if I'm tired, I've go...
by krichards
Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Was the flute your choice or was it chosen for you ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4475

Was the flute your choice or was it chosen for you ?

The flute was absolutely my first choice. For us, instrumental music was offered at school starting in grade 7. In grade 6, the local high school band came to our school, played for us and introduced us to each of the instruments they played. Each instrument had a little solo. That was the first tim...
by krichards
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: water dripping out of the flute
Replies: 21
Views: 16060

water dripping out of the flute

Let's not feed FluteDiddy's obsession
with spit anymore. This is not the first thread on the topic on this forum.
Let's just let this thread end, shall we?
by krichards
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Book review
Replies: 3
Views: 2398

Book review

I like virtually every piece in there...Suo Gan is beautiful. If you like that one, try The Gentle Maiden or Blind Mary next. They have the same sort of lamenting melody and are not too difficult to play. Carpenter's Morris, Song of the Falcon Chief and the Butterfly are all fun to play too. Have fu...
by krichards
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music Worl
Replies: 25
Views: 12653

Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music World

Now here's someone with a dream and a healthy dose of optimism, but who is also pretty realistic about the profession at the same time. With that kind of attitude, you should go far! It sounds like the audition process is far more objective than most other selection processes one would experience el...
by krichards
Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Book review
Replies: 3
Views: 2398

Book review

[quote] ---------------- On 3/18/2004 3:04:12 PM The second book is for fun, it is a complilation of 44 Celtic songs for the flute called (oddly enough)Celtic music for the flute...The music is played in such a way as to make it easy to accompany Ms Walsh either exactly (following the music score in...
by krichards
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Alto flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6611

Alto flute

Yep!
by krichards
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Alto flute
Replies: 13
Views: 6611

Alto flute

One of the members of my flute choir has both an alto and bass flute on top of her regular C/soprano flute(lots of money tied up in her instruments, that's for sure!). If you thought the alto flute was big and heavy, you should see the bass flute! I have tried both, but only briefly. They both have ...
by krichards
Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 48
Views: 21290

Introductions

Hi Louisa and welcome! I'm one of the "older" ones too...I've got you beat by about 10 years! I took up the flute when I was 12 too, played fairly seriously until university, then put it down for a looong time. I picked it up again about three years ago. I love it even more now than before and will ...
by krichards
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yamaha
Replies: 4
Views: 4394

yamaha

Yes, one and the same. A number of years ago, James Galway had
both legs and an arm broken after being struck by a motorcycle as he was walking
along the side of a road. Apparently, it was a Yamaha motorcyle...kind of ironic
given that he is such a strong supporter of Muramatsu flutes! [:p]